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Robert Wade

Data Scientist / Engineer

Professional Status
About Me
Data Scientist, obsessed by making data actionable through modeling, analysis, and powerful visuals.

Past data modeling adventures include real time process optimization, detailed market models, and predictive price forecasting.

Most recently engaged with exploring the predictive potential of satellite imaging.

Independent Consultant

Since 2016
  • IMPACT – Developed tools and models to allow accurate price and product profitability forecasting, delivering $63MM+ in incremental EBIDT.
  • MODELING - Developed detailed models for predicting customer margins and competitive cost positions looking out 3-6 years.
  • MANAGING – Coordinated departments to implement strategic activities, and align directions.
  • IMPACT – Computer models and data analysis tools contributed more than $110MM increase in direct bottom line profit. ($48MM in 2006, $32MM in 2007, $19MM in 2008, $15MM in 2009).
  • ANALYSIS – Performed marketing economic analysis, customer “price sensitivity”, and developed detailed models development to forecast customer margins and competitive costs.
  • MANAGING – Collected and reported on 3rd party information including ICIS, CMAI, and PIERS.
  • SALES – Small customer responsibility for North American Acetyls products (commodity chemicals) with key product management of Methanol sales and pricing. Sales oversight for $50MM/yr revenue.
  • ANALYSIS – Marketing economic analysis, customer “price sensitivity”, data validation, technical training, and contract analysis
  • IMPACT – Mothball enabled company to achieve more than $12MM in increased EBITDA. Production & Black Belt work contributed $3MM in increased profit from January 2005 to September 2005.
  • BLACK BELT – Identified and implemented statistical process/projects resulting in more than $3MM, realize over a 6 months.
  • Worked closely with customer management and engineering to develop alternative production methods and provide economic payback analysis.
  • Training – Served as regional trainer for customers and distributors focused on designing with adhesives, anticipating performance and proper use.

Data Science Fellow

Galvanize Data Science Immersive

2016 to 2017

M.S. Chemical Engineering

Oklahoma State University

1997 to 1999

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Montana State University

1988 to 1992
  • Web Scraping
  • Data Visualization
  • Classification
  • Regression
  • Random Forests
  • Cross-validation
  • Spark
  • Unsupervised Learning
  • Time Series
  • Big Data
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Fraud Detection
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Recommenders
  • Market Modeling
  • Supply Chain Modeling
  • Time Series Forecasting
  • Weather processing
  • Natural Language processing
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • scikit-learn
  • PostgreSQL/ SQL, postGIS
  • Flask, Django
  • GDAL & Rasterio
  • Pandas & Numpy
  • bokeh, D3
  • Matplotlib
  • Plotly
  • Mapbox
  • AWS
  • NLTK, spaCy
  • Data modeling & analysis
  • Business strategy
  • Market development
  • Pricing optimization
  • Process optimization
  • Black Belt
  • Tableau