Thomas Wood, freelance data scientist in London, UK. Speciality area: natural language processing (NLP)

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Freelance Data Scientist CV – Thomas Wood

Here is my CV which I use for work as a freelance data scientist. I have been working in data science since 2008.

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My bio

I studied Physics as my first degree, following it with a Masters in natural language processing (MPhil in Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology) at the University of Cambridge, England in 2008.

After finishing my degree, I worked for a year as a research assistant in a psychology lab in London. Then I went to Germany for 2 years and worked in a start-up developing code to extract data from news articles and scraped forum pages, including identifying sentiment

In 2018 I founded my company Fast Data Science, which offers consulting services in natural language processing and machine learning, focusing on the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. We have undertaken projects for clients like Boehringer Ingelheim and the NHS.

For a number of clients I have built machine learning models to extract important information from unstructured documents such as interview transcripts, scientific papers, clinical trial protocols, and other scientific and healthcare data.

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Data Scientist (consultant)NHS England / Crown Prosecution Service Worked in UK public sector bodies as freelance data scientist: CV here. Predictive models for staff attrition and staff training outcomes for NHS employees and for criminal cases.Feb 2020-present
Data Scientist (contractor)Boehringer Ingelheim, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany/London Major European pharmaceutical company. Developed predictive model in TensorFlow using GPU for clinical trial protocols. Processing of highly domain specific texts.Apr 2019-Feb 2020
Data Scientist (contractor)Tesco plc, London, UK Designed, developed, trained and deployed two large scale machine learning solutions. Vehicle route planning for 4000 stores around the UK. Order prediction for 15 million home shopping customers based on purchase history.Apr 2018-Mar 2019
Data ScientistCV-Library, London, UK Principal data scientist at job board with 12 million jobseekers. Developed recommender system for sending job alerts to candidates, with 9% conversion rate. Trained deep learning models (CNN, RNN, LSTM, word2vec, seq2seq) to analyse candidates’ CVs and job descriptions, using Google GPU instances. Deployed model to analyse candidates’ CVs in real time when they register, giving better candidate experience and a lower bounce rate on the registration form.Apr 2017-Mar 2018
Computer Vision ScientistVeridium, Oxford, UK Managed a project to develop neural network face recogniser. Trained convolutional neural networks with TensorFlow, able to classify images such as fingerprints or pharmaceutical pill bottles. Designed and patented cryptographic measures to protect biometric data.Oct 2015-Mar 17
Knowledge Engineer / Pre-sales consultantArtificial Solutions UK, Barcelona, Spain Developed human-like dialogue systems for use on mobile and in consumer electronics.May 2011-Oct 2015
Solution architect — Pattern Science AG, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany Machine learning for monitoring market sentimentAug 2009-Mar 2011
Research assistant / Teaching assistant — Psychology Dept., Birkbeck College, London Analysed and processed MRI data sets using Matlab and Perl.Sep 2008-Jul 2009
Research assistantEuropean Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France Simulated X-ray scattering on atoms using Mathematica.Jul-Aug 2006
Research assistant — Center for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Maribor, Slovenia Publication: Testing adiabatic invariance in separatrix crossing (Robnik & Wood, 2006).Jul-Aug 2005

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MPhil Computer speech, text and internet technologyUniversity of Cambridge Research project: pronoun resolution with semi-supervised machine learning. Masters thesis: Pleonastic Pronouns. Speech recognition/synthesis, linguistics, language modelling. Machine learning. Information retrieval and relationship extraction from unstructured text.Sep 2007-Jul 08
MSc Physics, 1st class Hons.University of Durham, UK Research project: simulations of Raman scattering.Sep 2003-Jul 07
4 A Levels, 2 AS Levels — all at grade A (highest possible grade) A Levels: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Latin.Jul 2003

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