About

Hi, I am Pier!

Biography

Data Scientist at SAS and MSc in Artificial Intelligence graduate with an interest in research areas such as Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Cloud Development. Aside from my work activities, I am a freelancer and technical writer for Towards Data Science (an online publication with two million annual readers). Additional information about the various services and products I provide, can be found at this link.

If you are interested in finding out more about my background and latest activities, feel free to follow me on LinkedIn.

Technical Writing

  • Towards Data Science Associate Editor and Writer.
  • freeCodeCamp, KDNuggets, Changes Unipol and Tech4future Contributor.

Conferences

  • Open Data Science Conference 2020 (Europe): Took part at the 2020 Open Data Science Conference as a team member of the SAS UK booth, in order to showcase the latest advancements of the SAS Viya data analytics platform.
  • Mobile World Congress 2019: Attended the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles (USA) as press member to find out how upcoming 5G technologies can be used to enhance AI powered applications.

Awards & Scholarships

  • Awarded various technical cloud certifications on platforms such as Credly, Microsoft Learn, Coursera and Google Cloud Training.
  • Hursley Prize for Outstanding Computer Science Project 2018/19 (Dissertation: 89%).
  • Electronics and Computer Science 2016 Excellence Scholarship - monetary award for exceeding university requirements.

Communities & Open Source

  • AWS Community Builders (2021-Present): Enrolled in the AWS Community Builders program as a Data Specialist, creating AWS enablement material and providing feedback on new AWS features.
  • Open Source Contributions (2018-Present): Worked on various open source projects using programming languages such as Python and R (more than 300 followers on GitHub). Some of my most interesting projects regarding topics such as Computational Finance and Reinforcement Learning are currently available in my Artificial Intelligence Projects GitHub repository.
  • Microsoft Student Ambassador (2019-2020): As part of my Master Degree, I have been a Microsoft ambassador at the University of Southampton. Thanks to this role, I had the opportunity to organise and present Workshops and Hackathons events using Microsoft Azure technologies.
  • Artificial Intelligence Society (2019-2020): I have been a founding committee member of the University of Southampton Artificial Intelligence Society for which I organised workshops covering topics such as Machine Learning deployment and Natural Language Processing.

Hackathons & Events

  • TEDxLondon Volunteer 2021.
  • Google BGN 2019 London Hackathon.
  • Facebook London Hack 2019: First Challenge Winner.
  • Hack The South 2019: Best Hardware Prize Winner.
  • Facebook Analytics Academy 2018.
  • J.P. Morgan: Introduction to Big Data Analytics using Spark and Python 2018 (Spark data-set challenge winner).
  • Microsoft: Deep Learning Data Analysis in Azure Workshop.
  • Maquaire Technology Spotlight 2017.
  • Intel Buzz Workshop London 2017.
  • BMC (Bloomberg Markets Concepts).

Key Badges

A more comprehensive list of the different professional certifications I achieved is available at this link.

Skills

  • Python
90%
  • Cloud Computing
80%
  • SQL
80%
  • R Programming
80%
  • Robotic Process Automation (e.g. UIPath)
70%
  • Git
70%
  • Web Development (HTML, CSS, Javascript)
70%

License

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