I’m a full stack data scientist working at Alan. I’m half British 🇬🇧 and half Belgian 🇧🇪. I went to university in Toulouse, France 🇫🇷. My academic 🎓 background is a mix of maths 🧮, economics 💸, and computer science 🖥️. I got hooked into data science in 2014 after watching Moneyball ⚾ and reading The Signal and the Noise 📖. My PhD topic had to do with database query optimisation and machine learning 🤖. I strive to be more of a Swiss Army knife 🇨🇭 than a one-trick pony 🐴. I like to build an interest in different topics, although I do have an area of mild expertise, which is online machine learning.
I enjoy programming and I maintain some open-source projects. In particular, I’m one of the founding members of River 🌊, which is a Python 🐍 library for online machine learning. I’m a Kaggle competitions Master 🏆 and enjoy competitive data science. I also enjoy giving talks and writing blog posts.
Besides work, I like spending time reading 📚, watching movies 🍿, walking 🚶, juggling 🤹, looking at – and sometimes making – modern art, and cooking 🍲. My favorite snack is a peanut butter 🥜 and banana 🍌 sandwich – spatially optimised if possible. My go-to beer is Guinness ☘️. I have a brother who’s into physics and operating systems. My mother runs a quirky restaurant in the French countryside called the Ziboinboin.
If you have any enquiries or simply want to get in touch, then feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.