Latoya Brown* - Resume

Data scientist with substantial expertise in: statistics & machine learning, data analytics in finance, search engines, natural language processing, software engineering, python, c/c++, unix.

* NOTE: While this document truthfully describes the candidate, the candidate’s name was replaced with a fictitious name for the purpose of anonymization.

Projects as Consultant

since 2018: Undisclosed Company in Web Search
Senior Backend Engineer
reported directly to c-suite executives: mathematical modelling & simulation of the anonymity properties within the data exchanged between a private web search engine and upstream service providers.

2017–18: Telefónica Germany
consulting data scientist
data-driven business process optimization in network operations based on ticket data and technical logs.

2016–17: Flowminder Foundation
machine learning subject lead
statistical analysis and geospatial visualization of call data records from a mobile phone network for humanitarian purposes.

2015–16: Eurofunk Kappacher
consulting data scientist
responsible for search engine-specific data modelling and the setup of a highly available distributed setup.

2015: Upper Austrian Insurance Corporation
consulting data scientist
reported directly to c-suite executives: this consulting engagement included preprocessing of data from internal sources, analysis and reporting.

2013–16: insight Tourism
industry partner
publicly funded science project (€500k) on data-driven demand analysis in tourism; member of the steering committee.

2012–15: Juju
Senior Search Engineer
sole person responsible for data-driven development, simulation, and evaluation of improvements to the search engine.

2013–15: Theklatur
general contractor
an internet search engine: general contractor and main developer, managed a team consisting at times of up to 6 developers.

As Employee

2010–12: Goldman Sachs
Quantitative & Algorithmic Trading Strategist
member of a high-frequency trading desk in equities, solely responsible for data-driven research and development of large-scale statistical data analysis infrastructure, applying insights for decision-making by the heads of the business.

2004–08: Software Competence Center Hagenberg
member of scientific staff
one of Austria’s largest data science-related research facilities: 2x internship 1x freelancer.

1999–2006: IBM
software engineer
IBM offices in Linz: 5x internship, 3x freelancer.

Academic History

2014: University of Malta
casual lecturer, Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing
module leader: responsible for every aspect of the course from selection of content through preparation of lecture materials to final examination.

2006–10: University of Cambridge Ph.D., Computer Science and Technology
DOC fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, EPSRC DTA studentship, honorary Cambridge European Scholar; three publications, reviewer for four journals.

2005–06: University of Cambridge
M.Phil., Computer Speech, Text, and Internet Technology
EPSRC studentship, Cambridge European Bursary.

2003–04: University of Derby in Austria
B.Sc., Computer Studies

Additional Qualifications

2015
certified bookkeeping assistant
WIFI Linz

2007
Level 3 Certificate in Securities & Derivatives
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments. As prerequisite for “registered person” status of the British Financial Services Authority (now FCA).

Languages

German
native

English
fluent (lived in the U.K. for 7 years).

Contact

EMail: latoya.brown.pa21@zedernkind.com
Web: zedernkind.com/latoya-brown/

Downloadable Documents

[HTML][WORD]   Resume – English
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[HTML][WORD]   Resume – German
[HTML][WORD]   Project Descriptions – Short - German
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