Professional Experience

Software Developer - Nestle Institute of Health Sciences

None
06.2019 - 12.2019

Software developer and cloud architect at Nestle Institute of Health at Nestle Research Center


Consultant - Freelance

Valais, CH
01.2018 - 12.2018

Freelance machine learning, web development and IT consulting.


Project Manager and Developer - Clickcool

Lausanne, CH
03.2017 - 01.2018

Clickcool is a company based in Lausanne, CH. The project is designing and building a multinational and multilingual site with a directory of businesses, classified ads, and where users can create simple web pages for their businesses. The application runs on a MariaDB database on Ubuntu servers.

  • Managed the development team
  • Programmed in PHP/Laravel, jQuery, SQL
  • Designed the application based on requirements from the CTO
  • Developed APIs to integrate with third party systems


Consultant - Lumentus

New York, NY, USA
04.2010 - 07.2013

Lumentus is a PR firm based in NY, NY. I was brought on to develop an interactive dashboard which would allow the user to design, plan and monitor traditional PR campaigns while adding in paid media elements.

When setting up the campaign criteria were set including target demographics and reach goals. The results of the campaign were calculated by combining data provided by media clipping services with ratings data. The current status of the campaign was displayed on an interactive dashboard which provided a high level overview with the ability to drill-down on data. The dashboard was written in HTML, Javascript and included Flash elements. The front-end was supplied with data from the back-end using JSON.

I ran the project and my responsibilities included:

  • Working with Lumentus to determine the business requirements and then creating technical specifications accordingly.
  • Managed the development of the software, including hiring and managing a multitude of subcontractors.
  • Coding in PHP (with Zend Framework), Perl, Javascript and MySQL. Tested, debugged and integrated code written by other developers.
  • Designed and maintained the database.


Principal - Borg Productions

New York, NY, USA
10.1998 - 01.2016

This was my own web development company, which I ran and did most of the work for. Some notable projects include:

  • Abbott Labs - coded an system for employees to participate in a health challenge and monitoring program called "Body For Life". The system was written in PHP.
  • Prudential - was brought in as a subcontractor to create HTML templates which would be used by in-house developers.
  • MUSE Awards for American Alliance of Museums - I coded the system used for making and ranking entries. The system was written in ColdFusion with an MS SQL Server database.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art - created a database and the code for an interactive exhibit called Larsen - a living archive. The exhibit was written in ColdFusion.
  • Stylewiz.com - I created a CMS system for a style and home decor website.
  • YAI.org - wrote e-commerce functionality for a non-profit site and integrated it with their existing site.
  • Pace University - developed system to allow students, administrators and teachers to access online course information. The system was written in ColdFusion. I also converted old functionality in ASP and Perl to ColdFusion.


Vice President of Engineering - Media Commerce Systems

Valhalla, NY, USA
05.2008 - 01.2010

Media Commerce Systems (MCS) was a company focused on delivering web-based applications to streamline the media buying process. The software was written in ColdFusion and Javascript, and ran on Linux servers running MySQL databases.

My responsibilities included:

  • Managed the day to day operations of the development of the software.
  • Hired and managed the technical staff. The development was managed using the Scrum methodology.
  • Wrote requirements documents, technical specifications and test plans for products.
  • Coded in ColdFusion, Javascript, Ext, and SQL.
  • Worked on technical integration with vendor and customer systems.


Treasurer - Raw Life Food Coop

Peeksksill, NY, USA
01.2010 - 12.2012

The Raw Life Food Coop was a members-only nonprofit food cooperative based in Peekskill, NY. It's mission was to make organic and natural food available to members at reasonable prices.

When I joined the coop was run on the honor system. Members could go in to the store at any time of the day or night, take what food they wanted, and leave money for it. All of the accounting was done with paper and pencil, and the checkout process consisted of the members adding up their food on a calculator and writing down the total.

While I was the treasurer I introduced a computerized POS system with a barcode scanner and moved the accounting to Quickbooks. This combination allowed sales and inventory to be tracked.


Vice President of Platform Development - Softwave Media Exchange (SWMX)

Irvington, NY, USA
02.2006 - 05.2008

SWMX was a technology company delivering a real-time online way to buy and sell broadcast advertising time. The initial application launched by SWMX was RemnantRadio which provided radio stations with a means to sell unsold inventory at the last minute, and advertisers with a means to buy said inventory at a discount.

The systems were written in ColdFusion and Javascript, and ran on Linux servers with MySQL databases.

My responsibilities included:

  • Architected and programmed the original version of Remnant Radio.
  • Architected and designed the software and databases based on business requirements.
  • Hired and managed developers and DBAs.
  • Oversaw the devlopment of the software using Agile methodologies. The development staff at its largest consisted of about 40 people.
  • Coded in ColdFusion, Javascript, SQL. Tested and integrated all code.


Head of Development - Zysys Solutions

Irvington, NY, USA
07.2001 - 02.2006

Zysys Solutions was an IT consulting company based in Irvington, NY. The company developed web-based software to streamline business processes, and also provided technical support for a number of clients.

My responsibilities included:

  • Aiding clients in figuring out ways they could automated their business processes to make them more efficient. Then created web-based software to do so.
  • Acted as main technical contact for most clients.
  • Coded in ColdFusion, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL.
  • Hired and supervised the technical staff.
  • Did technical, network and infrastructure support both in-house and for clients.


Lead Developer - RecruitSource

Edison, NJ, USA
07.1999 - 05.2000

Recruitsource was a company based in Edison, NJ which was designing software for the recruiting industry. My responsibilities included:

  • Programmed in ColdFusion, with an MS SQL Server database.
  • Managed the development staff.


Lead Developer - Evolving Systems

Putnam Valley, NY, USA
09.1998 - 10.1999

Evolving Systems develops web-based applications. My responsibilities included:

  • Programming in ColdFusion, Javascript and HTML
  • Creating and maintaining databases.


Graphic Designer - More Sugar Entertainment

Peeksksill, NY, USA
12.1998 - 08.2001

More Sugar is a local printed music newspaper in Westchester County, NY. I was responsible for creating all advertisments, page designs and layouts.


Programmer - interActive Publishing

Putnam Valley, NY, USA
12.1997 - 12.1999

interActive Publishing was a company creating interactive CD-ROMs for corporate clients. I programmed a number of award-winning CD-ROMs in Authorware and Director. Clients included Citibank, Honeywell and Allied Signal.


Lead Developer - Allen Memorial Art Museum

Oberlin, OH, USA
09.1996 - 12.1997

I developed an interactive CD-ROM for the Allen Memorial Art Musuem at Oberlin College to showcase its collection. The CD was developed in Director and included QuickTime and QuickTime VR movies.


Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Master in Computer Science

Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
01.2019 - 12.2019

Major: Data Science

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - Certificate

via Coursera
02.2018 - 12.2018

Major: Functional Programming with Scala

Higher School of Economics - Certificate

Coursera
07.2018 - 08.2018

Major: Deep Learning in Computer Vision

Higher School of Economics - Certificate

Coursera
05.2018 - 07.2018

Major: Bayesian Methods for Machine Learning

Higher School of Economics - Certificate

Coursera
05.2018 - 05.2018

Major: Intro to Deep Learning

EPFL - Certificate of Open Studies

Lausanne, VD
01.2018 - 05.2018

Major: Applied Data Science: Machine Learning

deeplearning.ai - Certificate

via Coursera
02.2018 - 02.2018

Major: Neural Networks and Deep Learning

Johns Hopkins University - Certificate

via Coursera
01.2018 - 02.2018

Major: Data Science Capstone

Johns Hopkins University - Certificate

Coursera
12.2017 - 02.2018

Major: Data Science Specialization

Johns Hopkins University - Certificate

via Coursera
12.2017 - 01.2018

Major: Statistical Inference

Johns Hopkins University - Certificate

via Coursera
12.2017 - 12.2017

Major: Reproducible Research

Johns Hopkins University - Certificate

via Coursera
01.2017 - 12.2017

Major: R Programming

Stanford University - Certificate

Stanford Online
01.2017 - 12.2017

Major: MatLab for Scientific Computing

Stanford University - Certificate

via Coursera
10.2017 - 11.2017

Major: Machine Learning

Johns Hopkins University - Certificate

via Coursera
01.2017 - 01.2017

Major: Practical Machine Learning

Johns Hopkins University - Certificate

via Coursera
01.2017 - 01.2017

Major: Data Scientist's Toolbox

Johns Hopkins University - Certificate

via Coursera
01.2017 - 01.2017

Major: Exploratory Data Analysis

Johns Hopkins University - Certificate

via Coursera
01.2017 - 01.2017

Major: Getting and Cleaning Data

University of Lausanne - Cours de vacance

Lausanne, Switzerland
07.2016 - 08.2016

Major: French, level C1-C2

Marist College - MBA

Poughkeepsie, NY
09.1999 - 05.2003

Major: Finance

Oberlin College - BA

Oberlin, Ohio, USA
09.1994 - 05.1998

Major: Computer Science

Computer Skills

Programming Languages

Machine Learning : Python, R, MatLab, TensorFlow, Keras, scikit-learn, caret, XGBoost, LightGBM

Web Skills : Python, PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, SQL, Bootstrap CSS; JSON; Web services, API, REST/SOAP

Web Frameworks : Django, Laravel, Symfony, Zend Framework

Experience with : Scala, ColdFusion, Perl, Ruby, Postgres, VueJS

Platforms and Operating Systems

Web Servers : Apache, Nginx

HPC : CUDA, CuDNN

Databases : MySQL; PostgreSQL; Redis; SQLLite; MS SQL Server

Software : PyCharm, MatLab, Octave, R Studio, Composer, Eclipse, PHPStorm, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project

Version Control : Git, Subversion

Cloud : Google Cloud Engine, AWS

Languages

English - native language

French - Bilingual, C1-C2

German - A1-A2