About Me

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Summary

I am currently living in New York and working on several deep learning academic projects while ending an MS program focused on machine learning.

Previously, I worked as a Software Engineer for about 3 years building customized web and mobile applications. My background includes working with consultancies, marketing organizations, and freelance projects.

I fluently speak English and Spanish.

Passionate about systematizing and modeling—the unpredictable—human behavior.

Beliefs

I believe in any knowledge that comes from the scientific method, applying this principle to almost everything we do, we will not only evolve as species but our surroundings too.

That is why I make use of this method to build digital mediums that strive to enhance our bounds and develop our awareness and intelligence.

Experience

I believe worthy results are achieved within a multidisciplinary framework. That is why I have work experience on:

Skills

Machine Learning

Languages

Software and Frameworks

Others

Linux, Scrum, GIT, WordPress, RESTful and SOAP Web Services, AJAX, jQuery, Bootstrap, Foundation, UI, UX, Photoshop, Illustrator, MVC, OAuth2.

 

Education

Course in Machine Learning

Stanford University via Coursera

Jan/2018 –  Mar/2018

About the Course

M.S. in Computer Science

Pace University

Sep/2016 – May/2018.

Some courses I took:

  • Deep Learning.
  • Computer Vision I and II.
  • Big Data and Analytics.
  • Parallel & Distributed Computing.

Course in Applied Computer Science with Android

Google

Nov/2016 –  Feb/2017

See Certificate – About the Course

Moved to NY

Course in Web Project Management

Escuela Web

Mar/2016 – Apr/2016

See Certificate – About the Course

Course in Web Design

Escuela Web

Jul/2015 – Aug/2015

See Certificate – About the Course

B.S. in Computer Science

Universidad Central de Venezuela

Sep/2009 – Dec/2014

Teacher Assistant of:

  • Software Engineering.
  • Discrete Mathematics I.

Born in Venezuela

“I am a part of everything that I have read.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

Recently read

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    Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

    Yuval Noah Harari

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    Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve

    Whitney Johnson

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    Einstein: His Life and Universe

    Walter Isaacson

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    The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job

    Patrick J. McGinnis

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    Deep Learning

    Ian Goodfellow

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    The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind

    Marvin Minsky

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    The Catcher in the Rye

    J.D. Salinger

Currently reading

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    12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

    Jordan B. Peterson

Want to read

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    Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    Walter Isaacson

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    The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read: Everything You Need to Know About Growing, Spending, and Enjoying Your Money

    Daniel R. Solin

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    The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

    Thomas J. Stanley

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    Retire Inspired: It's Not an Age, It's a Financial Number

    Chris Hogan

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    The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns

    John C. Bogle

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    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Of Mice and Men

    John Steinbeck

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…and if all my words failed, let my musical taste speak

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