Bedrock is an independent Data Science & AI practitioner and our podcast “Data Stand-up!” is aimed to spread scientific knowledge and technical expertise relating to our work with clients. All guests contribute to this knowledge exchange by also sharing their own experiences, learnings, and achievements.
In this new episode of our Data Stand Up! Podcast, Jesús talks to Vince Petaccio, Data Scientist at Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he develops machine learning tools to identify and mitigate fraud activity. Previously, he worked as a data scientist at Untapt, where he produced deep-learning natural language tools to help job candidates find fulfilling careers while avoiding systemic bias. Prior to this work, he developed real time neural data analysis in brain and spine surgery around New York City and Philadelphia. Vincen studied biomedical engineering – neural engineering at Drexel University and a computer science degree from Georgia Tech.
In this recording we focus on how Vince has become a passionate advocate for action on climate change: he has worked with Citizens’ Climate Lobby since 2016 to advance politically neutral climate policy and to build the political will for climate action, and lends his data science skills to projects seeking to mitigate the climate crisis with novel solutions.
In his own words: “I am passionate about leveraging emerging technologies for the benefit of others. I believe that human ingenuity can, with a bit of imagination and a lot of cooperation, yield practical solutions to challenging problems. My time outside of work is spent passionately pursuing nonpartisan solutions to the global challenge of climate change, feeding my insatiable curiosity, and improving the depth of my knowledge.”
Thanks for sharing your knowledge Vince!