Thomas Wood – Data Scientist Consultant, Fast Data Science Ltd
I originally studied Physics to Master’s level at the University of Durham, UK. I moved into the machine learning field in 2007, completing a second Masters in Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology at the University of Cambridge in 2008.
Since then I have stayed in the exciting field of machine learning for more than 10 years. I have worked in a variety of companies in industries including consulting, pharmaceuticals, computer science, recruitment, retail and security, as well as some research experience.
Since 2018 I have been working as a freelance data scientist consultant, helping large organisations around the globe extract value from unstructured data such as text and images.
Recent activities include a project for Boehringer Ingelheim, one of Germany’s largest pharmaceutical companies, where I have been developing algorithms to improve pre-clinical research, clinical operations, and the supply chain, as well as the National Health Service where I am developing models to predict employee attrition.
In recent years I have specialised in deep learning, which is an exciting area of machine learning that allows computers to interpret text, sound and images. I have used this with commercial success for processing CVs and job descriptions, and also for biometric security applications (face and fingerprint recognition).
Through my company Fast Data Science Ltd, I can provide various services from consulting to complete production ready deployment of machine learning solutions. I am based in London, UK but am willing to work with clients over the globe. I have experience working and living abroad and speak fluent French, German and Spanish. I take on contracting and consulting work for large and small companies.
References are available on request.