Data Science Fellow, Oct 2015 - Jan 2016 @
Galvanize - San Francisco, SoMa
My goal ever since I was young was to build something practical. Studying statistics and economics at Berkeley, I took my favorite class (and only class I earned an A+), data science! Since my professor came from industry, we focused on real-world problems, a nice contrast to theory-intensive courses. From my professional experience, I discovered that traditional
My goal ever since I was young was to build something practical. Studying statistics and economics at Berkeley, I took my favorite class (and only class I earned an A+), data science! Since my professor came from industry, we focused on real-world problems, a nice contrast to theory-intensive courses. From my professional experience, I discovered that traditional statistical tests were not robust in analyzing unstructured data whereas Exploratory Data Analysis gave me the proper the insights.
Hence, I look forward to learning more data science, which will give me more tools to unlock the treasure trove of Big Data. In statistical-speak, data science is at the intersection of what I passionate about and what I’m skilled at. And I dream to build a practical product that will prove useful to help millions of people one day.
Summer Statistical Analyst @ Captricity is a Data-as-a-Service solution that captures and converts data generated by paper documents into business-ready information at an unprecedented accuracy rate of 99.9 percent. Captricity serves a broad range of markets, including: insurance, healthcare, government, education and nonprofits.
As a data scientist/statistical analyst, I spearheaded the research into lagging HITs, tasks that cause entire client batches to slow down and potentially exceed SLAs. Designed a 2-pass algorithm to identify, respond, and record lagging HITs to reduce turnaround time for up to 91% of batches. Utilized EC2 instance to run Rstudio server to analyze 10+ million rows and designed novel counting algorithm that improved runtime from several days to half an hour. During Challenge Week, I created 3 games, each visualizing one of the major Captricity engines. From May 2015 to August 2015 (4 months) Sales Representative @ Almaden Kitchen & Granite has branched out to Guadalajara, Mexico to set up comprehensive remodeling company utilizing a new business model. Though selling a similar line of products and services to Mexico's burgeoning market, Cocinas Joya as a social enterprise empowers women to build their own business.
As part of the sales team, I garnered 61k pesos in leads by pitching in Spanish, closing 42k pesos in sales. In addition, performed market research on 7 competitors on 7 dimensions to craft our marketing pitch. Provided weekly reports to principal investors based in California, which resulted in long-term savings of 78.8k USD. From June 2013 to July 2013 (2 months) Guadalajara Area, MexicoSales Representative @ Almaden Kitchen & Granite is your one-stop shop for all your home remodeling projects. We provide quality cabinets, granite countertops, and comprehensive installation for a low, affordable price.
I performed end-to-end services where I marketed to customers, designed their kitchens, generated quotes, and closed $15k worth of sales. I worked 8 hours/day and 7 days/week. From August 2012 to September 2012 (2 months) Gaming Advisor @ We are developing a training game that connects socioeconomically disadvantaged people with paid work online. Our team traveled to Denver in hopes of working with HiDef on developing an incentivized learning prototype. You can participate in making the crowd4all! Learn more at crowd4all.org
My position was to develop the gaming environment conducive for maintaining high replay value as well as stimulating fun, effective learning. At the PariSoma Tech Mixer, I pitched Crowd4All's impact statement as well as discussed more in-depth with interested audience at our booth. In addition, I co-produced the official 1-pager delineating the Intentions, Actions, and Metrics for Crowd4all. From May 2012 to July 2012 (3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaSystems Officer @ We are focused on taking the best aspects of private and non-profit organizations to create a social enterprise focused on the Triple Bottom Line: planet, people, profit. Our goal is to organize a forum where business and grassroot leaders alike can converge and solve their community's pressing issues. We had our big usConvergence at the end of November, 2012--a celebration of movers and shakers.
My position was to develop the onboarding process for news members to adapt usPercent's tools such as Teambox, powerpoint, and role templates. I facilitated exercises in the theory of cooperation in our second usConverging event held in the Mission District of San Francisco. I also wrote the evaluation form to collect information from all usConverging event to determine our strengths and weaknesses in striving for continual improvement at each following each. From May 2012 to July 2012 (3 months) San Francisco Bay Area
Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Statistics and Economics, GPA: 3.825 @ University of California, Berkeley From 2012 to 2015 GPA: 4.0 @ West Valley College From 2010 to 2011 GPA: 4.5; ACT Score: 34 @ Los Gatos High School From 2007 to 2011 GalvanizeGalvanizeGalvanize Eugene Huang is skilled in: Leadership, PowerPoint, Nonprofits, Training, Fundraising, Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office
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