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     Date Submitted:10-04-2016
     Last Modified:11-04-2016 (09:45)
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     Current job:Head of Artificial Intelligence
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAstrophysicist, trained Data Scientist, and qualified Corporate and Executive Coach with extensive commercial experience. Focused on strategic development of businesses, specialising in the evolution and delivery of cutting-edge technologies. A highly exp

    PhD Head of Data Science / Artificial Intelligence Nationality: British

    CAREER OBJECTIVES Astrophysicist, trained Data Scientist, and qualified Corporate and Executive Coach with extensive commercial experience. Focused on strategic development of businesses, specialising in the evolution and delivery of cutting-edge technologies. A highly experienced and acclaimed public speaker and science and technology evangelist, passionate about managing and growing successful multi-disciplined teams.

    • 12 years of Scientific Research Experience
    • Peer Reviewed Astrophysicist: Stellar Evolution
    • Programming Languages: Python (Beg), Scikit-learn Java(Beg), CSS, HTML, XML, Shell Scripting C-shell/Bash
    • Typesetting/Editing Software: LaTex, Emacs, Vi
    • Mathematical and Statistical Methods: Time-series Analysis, Monte-Carlo Simulations, Bootstrapping, Linear Regression, Clustering, K-means, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
    • Cloud Computing: AWS and Azure
    • Project Management Systems: Teamwork, Confluence, Jira
    • Version Control Software: BitBucket, Github • In-depth understanding of Big Data Concepts
    • 10 years of Public Speaking: to a variety of audiences, from academic conferences, business summits to public outreach
    • 4 years of Workshop Delivery: including; professional development, leadership skills, communication and interpersonal skills
    • 4 years of Project Management: Prince2, Agile and Scrum Methodology
    • 5 years Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach: Personal & Professional Development
    • 5 years Qualified Corporate and Executive Coach: Leadership Development, Team Coaching, Change Management, Career Development
    • 4 years Social Media Content Creation: including writing on LinkedIn, company sites and international newspapers

    2016 – Present: Head of Artificial Intelligence – Simudyne, UK Incorporated Artificial Intelligence into Providence. Company PaaS incorporating Human Intelligence and AI to help businesses make better decisions. Based on the Java and Lift/Scala stack.
    • Lead and managed the Development team to ensure Providence fulfilled specific needs and exceeded customer expectations, with a view to fulfilling potentially wider applications. Clients included Thales, PWC and Exxon Mobile
    • Worked with the software development team, to define and help deliver functionality around machine learning and advance analytics
    • Responsible for strategic planning for the direction and control of product development activities
    • Directed Senior staff to acquire necessary resources and ensure development team are working efficiently in order to complete projects within budget and time-frame
    • Formulated long-term objectives and standards of performance for the Development team

    2014 – 2016: Business Development, Community Manager, Data Science Trainer and Mentor – Pivigo, UK Pivigo are responsible for the delivery of S2DS (Science to Data Science) – Europe’s largest Data Science Bootcamp.
    • Increased client portfolio base by over 20%: Clients including Marks and Spencer’s, British Gas Connected Homes Division, Royal Mail
    • Developed S2DS (Science to Data Science) Curriculum
    • Mentored and led Data Science teams (totalling 35 people) and projects for Stratified Medical, BSD Studios, RefME, AT Kearney, NCVO, Bright North, Opensensors

    2014: Data Science Intern at Digital Shadows, UK Part of Science 2 Data Science (S2DS) by Pivigo Ltd., worked with Cyber Security firm – Digital Shadows. Implemented NLP – Natural Language Processing and ML – Machine Learning techniques with Python to develop algorithms to enhance cyber intelligence systems. Final algorithm presented was able to reduce analyst verification by 76% time, whilst at the same time not missing a single critical case. Results led to the full scale production and implementation of required algorithms.

    2013 – 2014: Employment/Careers Advisor – Ingeus, London, UK
    • Consultant for a private corporation delivering the government endorsed Welfare to Work Programme
    • Organise and maintained caseload of 200+ clients with tailored one-to-one advisor and consultation services
    • Liaison role included daily communications with external specialist, company partners and government organisations
    • Created and delivered workshops and events focused on employment

    2011 – 2013: Corporate Executive Coach and Trainer for Scientists and Engineers – New Century Icon, Stevenage, UK Running own company was set up to deliver tailor-made coaching services for scientists and engineers from entry level to C-suit. Areas of expertise; Career Development, Leadership Development, Team Management, Change Management.

    2009: PhD Astrophysics University of Warwick, UK Thesis: The Orbital Period Distribution of Cataclysmic Variables from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is a multi-national project considered to be “one of the most ambitious and influential surveys in the history of astronomy” gathering data of over 350 million celestial objects. Work culminated in the provision of the first empirical evidence for 'Standard Theory of Cataclysmic Variable Evolution', pursued by scientists for over 25 years.
    • Acquired, processed and analysed data and results from both ground-based and space-based telescopes
    • Programming and utilising specialised astronomical software in conjunction with tailor-made programming
    • Created and developed models based on visual and statistical data

    2004: MSc Astrophysics University of Hertfordshire, UK Master’s Thesis: A Near-Infrared Study of the Monoceros R2 Star Forming Region.

    2003: BSc (Hons) 2:1, Astrophysics University of Hertfordshire, UK Final Project: The Effects of Collisions on the Rotational Dynamics of Astronomical Bodies

    2016: Certificates: Master Practitioner of NLP; Master NLP Coach; Master Practitioner of Hypnosis; Master Practitioner of Time-line Therapy Helford 2000, London, UK

    2011: Diploma: Corporate Executive Coaching – Distinction The Coaching Academy, London, UK

    2011: Certificates: Practitioner of NLP; NLP Coach; Practitioner of Hypnosis; Practitioner of Time-line Therapy Helford 2000 – London, UK

    2010: Certificate: PRINCE2 Foundation Qualification in Project Management SkillSolve London, UK

    • 2015: Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society London, UK
    • 2015: BBC’s Make It Digital Ones to Watch: Top 10 Digital Influencer, UK: A listener-nominated project from BBC Radio 5 live to identify the top ten digital influencers in the UK:
    • 2015: Created and launched Business, Analytics and Data Science Meetup Group Sponsored by Pivigo, London: An Industry first, where organisations are brought together in the spirit of innovation to discuss Business/Use cases and best practices in relation to the world of Data Science
    • 2015: Created and Launched UK’s first Data Science Ambassador Programme, UK: Promoting awareness of and evangelising about Data Science as a career across UK Universities and Academia
    • 2014: Member of finalist team in KPMG presentation competition: Presenting the application of Machine Learning in the Cyber Security sector
    • 2014: Tech London Advocate London, UK

    HOBBIES Obstacle course racing, running, crossfit, astrophotography, writing, painting.

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