Lawrence W. Gray

lwgray@gmail.com | 503-764-8451 | LinkedIn | GitHub | Blog | Baltimore, MD


Objective

To work with a data science team in which I am able to use my software engineering and machine learning knowledge to produce quality products. I look for teams that value creativity and are inspired by what the future could be.

Skills

  • Languages and Tools: Python, R, git, postgresql
  • Packages: Pandas, Numpy, Flask, NLTK, scikit-learn, gensim
  • Natural Language Processing: Topic Modeling, Sentiment Analysis
  • Machine Learning(ML): Classical Methods(i.e. Clustering, Classification, Regression)
  • Life Sciences: Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Computational Structural Biology

Experience

District Data Labs, Research Fellow, Washington, DC

March 2018-Present

  • Contributing and maintaing the open-source ML visualization library, YellowBrick
  • Creating blogs about utilizing ML to solve Real-World problems.

Freelance Data Science Consultant, Baltimore, MD

May 2016-Present

  • Building ML pipelines with Python (for example):
    • Allowed organizations to rapidly respond to changes in regulatory space by predicting the effects of new regulation
    • Optimized inventory efficiency by predicting retail product movement.

National Center for Biotechnology Information, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bethesda, MD

September 2013-Present

  • Developing 3D transformation methods to compare biological structures.
  • Studying the effect of antibiotics on the structure of ribosomes.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Predoctoral Fellow, Baltimore, MD

April 2009-May 2013

  • Discovered why Wilson's disease patients have increased copper in their urine. This discovery could be used for early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
  • Awarded a prestigious 3-year $150,000 NIH Predoctoral fellowship.

BusyGrad, Co-founder, Baltimore, MD

November 2011-July 2013

  • Responsible for the business development of a web app that allowed scientists to share supplies and chemicals.
  • Secured a $25,000 seed investment, and led the company to getting accepted into a Baltimore Business Incubator, and helped grow the web app to over 3000 users.

GoodStuff, Owner, Baltimore MD

July 2013-Present

  • Developing software that finds products that can be resold online for a profit.
  • Generated $250,000 in sales in our first year.


Open-Source Contributions (core and minor)


Python Projects

  • Nedcow: Ecommerce tool that finds online products that can be resold for a profit.
  • Calzone: ML tool that predicts likes/upvotes based on the title of an article/post.
  • Salesrank: Ecommerce ML tool that predicts how fast/slow a product will sell.
  • Suicide prevention bot: Uses sentiment analysis to predict suicidal risk on Reddit. Microsoft has provided free access to ML tools for this project.


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Education

Ph.D, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

April 2009-May 2013

B.S, Biology and Chemistry, California Statue University, Fullerton, CA

August 2001-May 2005


Coursework (In Progress)

  • Data Science Specialization: 10 courses, Certification by Johns Hopkins University
  • Machine Learning Specialization: 4 courses, Certification by University of Washington