Graham Thomson

Data Science | grahamflemingthomson@gmail.com

ABOUT

I'm a data scientist with 6 years of professional experience using big data, computer science, and statistical methods to solve clients’ business problems in the context of digital advertising.

Currently, I work at Digitas: a global, digital advertising agency known for its expertise in data, technology, and analytics. The company primarily works with Fortune 500 companies across industry. The data science team is responsible for analytical product development and custom analysis. We apply some of the latest distributed computing technology, machine learning techniques, and statistics to solve our clients’ business problems.

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WORK

Lead, Data Science
DigitasLbi

  • Client facing data scientist, leading various data science projects for multiple clients, including: high value behavior analysis, multitouch attribution, media mix modeling, propensity modeling based on user behavior.

JULY 2017 - CURRENT

Manager, Advanced Analytics
DigitasLbi

  • Manager on data science team responsible for analytical product development and custom analyses.
  • Responsible for providing advanced analytics skillset to multiple clients.
  • Use distributed computing technology (Hadoop) in combination with Spark, Hive, and Impala to analyze terabyte scale data.
  • Built terabyte scale data warehouse solutions for clients using Amazon Redshift and Google Big Query.
  • Extended PySpark's Machine Learning library to perform custom aggregations.
  • Responsible for helping build/staff national team.

MARCH 2015 - JULY 2017

Database Marketing Analyst
Barnes and Noble/NOOK

  • Responsible for engineering programmatic email and push campaigns to 5MM+ customers helping generate tens of millions in sales annually.
  • Data and automation expert working with the Marketing Strategy and Business Intelligence teams to design procedures, queries, and analyze big data sets.
  • Leverage existing customer data and APIs to create in house tools (query UI/APIs) for marketing team.
  • Provided Technical Project Management on campaigns working with a team of developers to deliver on time, successful results.

JULY 2014 - MARCH 2015

Systems Engineer
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Automated integration of DFP and Ooyala using Python and RESTful API calls, directly monetizing over a thousand Channel One digital assets, minimizing human error, and saving man-hours.
  • Programmatically syndicated Channel One’s content to third parties using web technologies acting as project team lead.
  • Developed near real-time reporting tools for Nielsen ratings allowing Channel One to identify potential audit location issues.
  • Created custom modules in Channel One’s SugarCRM system to track consumer financial data allowing for scalable, timely, revenue recognition.

AUGUST 2011 - JULY 2014

Intern
George Washington University

  • Helped raise over $1 billion in endowment for the University by soliciting donations from alumni.

JANUARY 2009 - MAY 2009



EDUCATION

B.S. Systems Engineering
The George Washington University

JUNE 2011



MISCELLANEOUS

Hashnode Blog
A public place to share interesting coding tips and tricks.



SKILLS

Python


SQL


Spark


Hadoop


APIs


Machine Learning



CONTACT

Email
grahamflemingthomson@gmail.com

Address
Boston, MA

Phone
860 966-8584

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