A bit about my educational background:
Concentrating on economical models during the studies. Strong emphasis on mathematical background of statistical models. ARIMA/SARIMA, VAR’s, regression, systems of equations.
How I heard about TEXATA:
From a colleague. Was interested to see what kind of practical task would be offered. Usually similar tasks take days, and only a couple of hours were provided here!
The coolest application of big data I’ve seen:
Hard to say. Maybe Place I Live, an application to checkout your neighbourhood. Data is collected from vast majority of sources and presented for a social good.
My greatest achievements to date:
Making it into Top 12 in TEXATA. I also helped build an automatic predictions system for ~40 economical indicators for 60 countries, quickly making all the predictions once new data arrives.
My life away from work:
I love skiing, cycling, spending time in nature. Of course spending good portion of free time to learn something new about big data.