Data Scientist at RealSelf. Technical Advisor at Insight Data Science. Data visualization instructor at University of Washington. Biomedical Informatics at University of Washington. Former Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina.
I'm a biomedical informatics PhD who works as a data scientist, technical advisor, and instructor. I have experience with machine learning, statistics, and experimental design. The last few projects I've worked on used convolutional neural networks, bayesian A/B testing, photo-based similarity, natural language processing via vector spaces (Word2Vec), and tree-based methods (random forest, xgboost, etc).
I'll listen to your challenge, think of multiple approaches, assess trade-offs between approaches, and will provide actionable advice. I can explain complex technical concepts in a clear and straightforward way. I can also tie my recommendations back to your specific business model (SaaS, two-sided marketplace, etc).