I’ve always been a passionate student of pure mathematics and logic, thriving on creatively visualising problems to achieve solutions, and pursued this throughout full-time education.
After gaining more tangible experience working and travelling in the wider world, my enthusiasm turned more toward pragmatism. I completed an MA in mathematics before working for two years as a geophysicist on large scale production projects in reflection seismology, after which I progressed to an R&D role within the company where I developed algorithms and helped maintain a codebase.
During the recent industry downturn I decided to return to academia, to pursue a broader programming knowledge and gain further research experience, where I worked on a research project validating cheap and available data sources for a continuous biometric monitoring system with medical applications. It was here that I gained an interest in machine learning, which I have pursued to date both in my career and in private study. Most recently I worked in cybersecurity. I was seconded to one of the large UK banks where I helped build security monitoring systems which analysed and alerted on terabytes of log data daily. This work included interacting with big data platforms such as Splunk and Hadoop.
Latterly I pursued work on a UEBA project, utilising contemporary anomaly detection methods combined in probabilistic models to monitor for internal security threats. I left this position for personal reasons, and am currently looking for work which will continue to both challenge and stimulate my interest in data analytics.
Please contact me via Janice Grant Shaw (Janice@companyconnecting.com) and I can send you my full CV