Vincent Jarasse

Vincent Jarasse

Applied Data Scientist @ Yelp

Master's degrees from Imperial College London & Telecom Paris

About Me

I am an applied data scientist at Yelp, where my mission is to analyse data, design experiments and build models that improve our understanding of users' behaviour and intents, and model these behaviours to enable personalised experiences on the platform.

Graduate in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from Imperial College London, and in Maths and Computer Science from Telecom Paris, my main interests and projects in academics were in deep learning and its applications to the fields of robotics and NLP.

Apart from my job, I enjoy practicing a wide range of sports, from running to cycling, kitesurfing or mountain hiking.

Work Experience

Applied Data Scientist - Yelp (Jun. 2020 - Present)

Within the User Modeling team, we use Machine Learning and Data Science to provide intelligence about users to teams at Yelp, to power high impact products.

Intern in Applied Machine Learning - Yelp (Oct. 2019 - Jun. 2020)

Within the Customer & Sales Intelligence team, we aimed at applying Machine Learning to better understand our customers. This encompasses building feature stores, building models, design and run experiments, and maintain production predictions to optimize our customers' acquisition, retention, and understanding in general.

Cybersecurity & Digital Trust Consultant - Wise Partners (Aug. 2017 - Jul. 2018)

With clients operating in a variety of areas, from national public transport to retail and energy, this consulting experience provided me with a valuable insight on the industry's IT system organisation. I had the opportunity to progress on multinational environments, strengthening both my project management and communication skills.

Latest Projects

LANL kaggle challenge

Kaggle: LANL Earthquake Prediction

In this competition, we have predicted the time remaining before laboratory earthquakes occur from real-time seismic data. The feature extraction, the tuning of XBG, LBG and a fully connected neural network and the combination of the three models have ranked us in the top 29%.

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Offensval challenge

Offensive language detection in tweets using deep learning

This challenge, hosted by Codalab, consists of 3 steps. First, classify a tweet as being offensive or not. If it is, classify if it is directed towards somebody or not. Finally if it is, classify whether it is towards a single individual, a group of individuals or an organisation.

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