Hi, my name is João Moreira. I'm a data scientist working for Cars.com currently developing real-time recommendation systems to help users find the vehicle that best suits them.
I have a PhD from Northwestern University. My research involved quantifying the effect of gender diversity in creative (scientific and film) teams. I found that work by more diverse teams tends to have a higher impact, and that concentration of power in small homogeneous groups of leaders can lead to an overall gender discrimination. I have also created a simple, yet principled system to evaluate scientific impact called foreCite.
I am always eager to tackle challenging data science or machine learning problems and learning new skills. Here's a random assortment of stuff I know something about:
- Data analysis in
- Building machine learning models
- Finding cool datasets to analyze
- Building websites in
- Creating MongoDB and MySQL databases
You can find a full breakdown of my skills and experience here.
When I'm not working or obsessing about some new skill or technique, I like to explore the seemingly never-ending culinary options of Chicago, read Iron Man comics and science fiction novels, and re-watch Seinfeld episodes.