Skills

R

Shiny, RMarkdown, Keras/Tensorflow, tidyverse, package development

Technical (strong)

SQL, Excel (including interactive dashboards) & MS Office, VBA, SAS, HTML/CSS

Technical (familiar)

Python, Javascript +D3, C++, Unix, Git, Tableau

Recent Posts

More Posts

Material from my talk at RStudio Conference 2020 on learning R by creating humorous side projects

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Design and build 3D LEGO models in R using the tidyverse and rayshader

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HOW TO: Create LEGO mosaics in 3D using the tidyverse & the new rayshader package

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Using the gganimate package to plot character paths in the original Jurassic Park film.

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Using Keras binary classification to identify Pokémon and extinct animal names

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Experience

Here’s my resume.

 
 
 
 
 
April 2019 – Present
Connecticut

Senior Data Scientist

LEGO Systems, Inc

Marketing Effectiveness. I build marketing mix models to estimate the impact of our media spending and reach at The LEGO Group, and then to better optimize future spending.
 
 
 
 
 
February 2016 – February 2017

Contractor

New York Rangers Hockey Club

I built web applications using SQL and R Shiny Server to analyze NHL post-game & player data streams, fully customized to the client’s definitions. This allowed front office staff to validate coaches’ “eyeball” assessment of scoring chances with an objective data-driven perspective.
 
 
 
 
 
June 2009 – February 2019
Connecticut / Massachusetts

Principal Consultant

International Planning & Research

I used my background in econometrics to build forecasting and market sizing models for clients in the IT industry. I excel in leveraging limited data with statistical tools to develop a more complete understanding of markets under varying assumptions.

Volunteer

Docent at Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT since 2014.

  • I lead weekend highlights tours covering the Peabody’s dinosaur, mammal, mineral, and Egypt collections. I’ve written two specialty tours, including one about the Peabody Museum’s connection with the dinosaurs featured in Jurassic Park.

  • Tour action shot

  • I have also served as President and Vice President of the Associates Council, where I helped to develop new programs to improve community and visitor outreach at the museum.

Projects

ipfitr

A tool for using iterative proportion fitting within the ‘tidyverse’ framework. Github.io Page | GitHub

rspivot

RStudio addin to view data frames as pivot tables for more thorough, handson evalution of results. Github.io Page | GitHub

Datasaurs

Twitter bot redrawing extinct animals using US cause of death time series data. See the bot.

Jurassic Park DataViz

A collection of posts visualizing data from the Jurassic Park movies

Twitter

Selection of charts from @ryantimpe

Contact