PhD level data scientist specialising in business applications of neuroscience and psychology
London, United Kingdom
I have co-founded my own startup in the education space - we offer a machine learning product which marks handwritten homework and provides detailed analytics dashboards to teachers and students. As the CTO, I built this product entirely by myself (I'm a full stack dev in addition to being a data scientist), including a complex computer vision backend to extract structured data from handwritten homework. Through my startup I have experience making financial models, making sales, talking to investors, and all other aspects of running a business - so you can be sure that I will understand the business side of your problem and not just the technical details!
I have a PhD in Neuroscience from UCL and BA Psychology and Philosophy (First Class) from Oxford. In my PhD, I analysed large neural datasets (12TB of electrical signals recorded directly from the brains of awake mice performing a virtual reality task), using machine learning methods. My specialist areas were learning and memory - particularly dementias such as Alzheimer's disease - and the neuroscience of vision.
I'm happy to work on a variety of tasks, from data science and business analytics, to developer jobs, to neuroscience or psychology consulting. Please get in touch if you think my skills could help you!
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Ongoing relation / part-time
Full time contractor
across top private and state schools in the UK
size, major risks, and synergies with the laboratory group and the acquiring corporate
• Profiled competitors and comparison titles for a major video game studio (data collected using web scraping),
demonstrating that the key differentiator for the studio was their diversity of genres and partnerships
• Interviewed potential clients for a UK CRM software provider in financial services looking to enter a new geographical
region, identifying a key difference in the customer acquisition process which posed a moderate risk to entry
large complex neural datasets (12TB+ electrophysiological data) to understand how information processing breaks
down in the brain in Alzheimer's disease
• Led successful implementation of first ever rodent virtual reality system at Lilly R&D site, liaising with UCL academics
and Lilly scientists, engineers, IT and animal technicians to solve equipment, software and sourcing issues
sorting algorithm, and 'phy' interface to optimise machine learning output, and the Saleem Lab (Aman Saleem), using
computational techniques to understand visual processing and behaviour
BA (First class), Psychology and Philosophy
- Co-authored three peer-reviewed papers
- Awarded Matthew Taylor prize (best science undergraduate in Magdalen College)
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