My name is Alyssa Columbus, and I am an information security analyst and member of the Spring 2018 Class of NASA Datanauts. Previously, I was a data scientist at Pacific Life and machine learning researcher at the UC Irvine Department of Epidemiology. I have a wide variety of experience in all aspects of data management, including data science, engineering, security, and governance. My award-winning work has been featured by several organizations including Forbes, O’Reilly Media, Kaggle, Dataquest, and Microsoft’s Revolution Analytics blog. I hold a degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, and I will soon be pursuing a graduate degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University.
I am a strong proponent of reproducible methods, open source technologies, and diversity in tech. I am the founder of R-Ladies Irvine, and I volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Orange County STEM Consortium.
I love my work and enjoy each new challenge as it arises. Have a look at my portfolio and experience, and don’t hesitate to contact me if you think I can be of service to you.
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