Data Scientist

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Desired salary: $60,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada

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Solutions-oriented data scientist with extensive experience managing and contributing to data analysis, geospatial technology, data visualization and informatics.
Exceptional ability to dissect the intricacies of informatics and geospatial technologies while maintaining data integrity. Innovative and analytical professional with a keen eye for evaluating complex data, gathering information and translating into problem-solving methods that set new standards for trends in business solutions. Excellent with contingency and policy planning while utilizing data visualization techniques for communicating complex ideas to stakeholders. Accomplished in data systems management and report processing and leading teams that strive to create positive change for lasting business solutions.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Geomatics & Geo-Data Analytics

University of Havana, Havana, Cuba

Focus: Data analytics and geo-visualization applied to Law of the Sea and High Sea in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

Master of Science (Msc) – Electronic Digital Charting

Baku, Caspian Red Banner Naval Academy, USSR.

Focus: Electronic Digital Charting & Navigational Display Information Systems.

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) – Data Visualization

Baku, Caspian Red Banner Naval Academy, USSR.

Focus: Engineering on Hydrography and Oceanography.

Languages: English (fluent), Russian (fluent), Spanish (mother language), French (proficient)


St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

Part-Time Faculty. Geomaticist and GeoDataViz, 2015 – Present

Core Technologies: Interactive Digital Mapping, Interactive Web Mapping, GIS Applications, Visual Analytics.

Teaching upper-level courses in Cartography and supporting the expansion of Geovisualization tools and techniques.

Selected Contribution:

  • Demonstrating commitment to excellence in learning and scholarship.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Data Scientist, 2012 – 2015

Core Techniques: Statistics, Algorithms, Mining, Visualization

Implemented techniques for modeling complex data-mining problems, discovering data insights and identifying opportunities and multi-criteria risk.

Selected Contribution:

  • Integrated and prepared large, varied datasets, built specialized database and computing environments, and communicated results.

Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS

Technical Data Analyst, 2010 – 2012

Core Technology: Data Mining, Data Visualization

Worked in collaboration with multiple teams including clients, data stewards, project/program managers, and other IT teams to turn data into critical information and made information available for use in shaping organizational decisions.

Selected Contributions:

  • Executed data quality to ensure data was congruent and reliable.

  • Proposed new and innovative ways to look at problems by using data mining techniques.

Evans Computer Applications, Halifax, NS

Geo-DataViz Consultant, 2009 – 2015

Core Technique: Data Visualization

Discovered new patterns from large datasets to be used for decision making processes.

Selected Contributions:

  • Supported the data trends and risk management using an experimental and iterative approach.

  • Applied data visualization technique to present technical findings by exposing assumptions and demonstrating accuracy in a way that is easily understood by stakeholders and final users in general.

University of Havana, Havana, Cuba

Geospatial Data Researcher, 2007 – 2009

Core Technology: Geovisualization Tools applied to marine biology

Presented multiple and cross-disciplinary stakeholders with the technical basis to make environmental decisions considering multiple criteria factors.

Selected Contribution:

  • Promoted the use of the geovisualization as georeferenced model in the research of complex dataset of environmental data in different scenarios.

National Hydrographic Office, Havana, Cuba

Data Engineer, through 2007

Core Technology: Mapping, Data Products, Network Design, Systems Analysis and Development

Hands-on experience leading all stages of system development efforts, including requirements definition, design, architecture, testing, and support.

Selected Contributions:

  • Implemented secure network design, systems analysis, and full life cycle project management.

  • Conducted quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures on mapping and data products while conducting evaluations of cartographic and GIS principles.


    Algorithms, data analysis, geospatial technologies, Geovisualization Tools applied to marine biology, Mining, statistics, Visualization

Groups & Associations

    Algorithms, data analysis, geospatial technologies, Geovisualization Tools applied to marine biology, Mining, statistics, Visualization

Spoken Languages

    English -- very effectively, French (A1), Russian fluent, Spanish (native)