Michael Siers

Michael Siers

Data Scientist

Cost-Sensitivity Expert

About Me

Data Explorer, Lover of Code, Learning Adict

I'm a Data Scientist @ Flight Centre Travel Group

My endless love for everything software and data led me to Data Science in 2013. My skills have since crossed the Aussie-state line three times: working for NSW Health, a multi-million dollar FinTech in Melbourne, and completing my data science PhD in Brisbane.

I'm constantly looking for new technologies to learn, datasets to explore, and avenues for applying machine learning. I have a soft spot for notebook based EDA and knowledge-visualisation.

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What I Do

Copywriter

Insight Analysis Reporting

Focus on state-of-the-art knowledge discovery using genetic clustering and decision forests.

Creativity

Design Data-Driven Subsystems

To enhance currently existing software using machine learning.

Management

Machine Learning Engineering

Using Python with SKLearn, R with Caret, Java with Weka and more.

Responsive Design

Design and Document Big Data Strategies

Documented analysis of where a business can benefit most from their data.

Who I've Worked With

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Fun Facts

Academic Publications

8

International Conference Talks

3

KMs Cycled in 2018

614

Years of Tertiary Study

8

Resume

4.5 Years in the Data Science Space

Education

2018

PhD in Data Science

Charles Sturt University

Thesis: "Data Science for Class Imbalanced and Cost-Sensitive Data", Under review since August 2018.

2014

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

Charles Sturt University

GPA: 7.0/7.0, Thesis: "The Application of Cost-Sensitive Data Mining to Software Defect Prediction"

2013

Bachelor of Computer Science

Charles Sturt University

GPA: 5.4/7.0, Included linear algebra, AI, database systems, discrete maths, C++, Java, application development and more.

Experience

September 2018 - Current

Data Scientist

Flight Centre Travel Group

As part of the Customer Insights and Analytics team, I work on a large variety of projects. More details will come soon.

March 2017 - May 2018

Data Scientist (Contract)

Credit Clear

The data-driven features I designed here are championed publicly to sell this multi-million dollar FinTech product.

July 2015 - April 2017

Research Officer (Data Science)

Charles Sturt University

Several consulting-style projects for external clients. My ML code is deployed and regularly used by the NSW government.

Fundamental Skills

Algorithm Design

Exploratory Data Analysis

Statistical Hypothesis Testing

Coding Skills

Python, Pandas, SciKitLearn

R, Tidyverse, caret, rpart

M (Power BI)

SQL (SQL Server, MySQL)

Git (GitHub, GitLab)

VBA (Microsoft Excel)

Documentation (roxygen, pydoc)

Portfolio

My Best Works - Portfolio Population in Progress

Blog

My thoughts on 0s and 1s

Contact

Get in Touch

Get in Touch

Talk data to me.

Brisbane, Australia
michaeljsiers@gmail.com
0435 608 521
Freelance: Available

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