Henry Jacobs

  • Senior Data Scientist
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Apr 07, 2021
Full time role, Volunteer role Data Scientist

Personal Summary


Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning, Time-series analysis, recommendation systems,
regression analysis, graphical models.
Engineering: AWS, GCP, Tensorflow, SQL, BigQuery, golang, python, sklearn

Work Experience

Senior Data Scientist
Oct 2018 - Oct 2020 Bluecore

- Created, tested, and deployed reinforcement learning models for email personalization.
- Lead product-placement recommendation engine project, resulting in a 6% increase in click-
through-rate at 95% confidence.
- Leveraged various technologies within GCP such as deploying tensorflow models to bigquery
databases in order to execute massively parallel inference computations.

Lead Data Scientist
Feb 2017 - Oct 2018 Kinetic

Designed, tested, and deployed algorithms for converting accelerometer data streams into real-
time activity detectors/classifiers
- Each detector had an extremely low failure rate, with 0.99 F1 scores on average.
- The success of the algorithms was crucial to earning Kinetic a 4.5M seed funding round.
- The models varied significantly in complexity, from linear regressors to recurrent neural
nets with convolutional layers. Data labeling was done via Mechanical Turk, research was done via
a python datascience stack, and production code was deployed in Golang.
- Collaborated extensively with the engineering team to create an in-house pipeline to convert
CNNs trained in tensorflow on AWS deep-learning instances into json files, enabling models to run on an ARM64 architecture.

Research Fellow
Jun 2015 - Sep 2016 University of Michigan

Focused on research related to autonomous vehicles, including pedestrian forecasting.

Research Associate, Mathematics
Aug 2012 - May 2015 Imperial College London

Researched numerical methods for diffeomorphic image registration, for various downstream
applications such as improving detection of Ahlzheimer's disease.


PhD - Applied Mathematics
Aug 2008 - Jan 2012 Caltech
BA - Mathematics
Aug 2004 - Jan 2008 New York University

Software Languages & Skills

Python, C++, SQL

Experience Level

3-6 years

Sectors of expertise

Science (Other)

Sector of expertise (Other):

Mathematics, statistics, machine learning

Sectors of Interest

Carbon Removal Engineering, Climate Finance, Technology

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