Staff Data Scientist
2015 - Present (almost 5 years)
- Several technical leadership roles: research lead, product tech lead, QA lead - Wrote production code to perform statistical data analysis of features in satellite imagery...more at scale - Support sales and product by providing ad-hoc analysis
Wrote software to do analyze the geometry and 3D organization of features visible in SXT reconstructions. Built a pipeline to facilitate statistical analysis of ~1000 1-Gb...more 3D datasets, in Matlab. Developed methods to align two 3D tomographic reconstructions of the same specimen using iterative optimization, in Matlab and Amira. Published results in 10-12 journal articles; presented at national conferences; and received press in NYTimes, The Huffington Post, Discovery, and others.
Graduate Research Assistant
2006 - 2011 (over 4 years)
Designed and conducted experiments that used optical microscopy to visualize dynamics of a biological system in vitro. Developed software that used computer vision to identify...more thousands of molecular interaction events, measure relevant properties, and compile population statistics, in Matlab. Simulated structural details of the biological system to generate further hypothesis about the ensemble dynamic behavior and structural details of the biomolecular interactions, in Matlab and MathCad.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
2004 - 2005 (5 months)
Measured spectral changes to dye molecules conjugated to a spherical optical microresonator. Modeled the electromagnetic field inside the spherical cavity in the limit...more of geometric optics and used curve-fitting to spherical Bessel functions to determine the resonant eigenmodes, in Matlab.
data scientist · Started with .csv file then used python, NumPy, pandas, Ipython, and matplotlib to perform statistical data analysis to generate user… · More report. A summary of findings and suggested future data products included.
What I Do
+ Thrive on solving hard problems with creative, smart, and collaborative people
+ Value honesty, transparency, hard work, putting the team first, and enjoying the process
+ Developed an image analysis toolbox to quantitatively assess the geometry and organization of nuclear features visible in soft x-ray tomographic (SXT) reconstructions and a pipeline to facilitate statistical analysis in a high-throughput manner.
+ Used these new methods and metrics to contribute to collaborative, NIH-funded projects relevant to the study of epigenetics, cancer, and aging in large numbers of cells.
+ Published research in peer-reviewed journals; presented results at national conferences; won a UCSF Program for Biomedical Breakthrough Research grant to fund my own independent project; work featured in The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, and other mainstream news outlets.