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Andrea Di Francia

Andrea Di Francia

Data Scientist



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Introduction to R


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My Work Experience

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UK Health Security Agency | Jan 2022 - Present

Data Scientist

Leveraging data science techniques in order to identify, monitor, and mitigate threats to public health as part of UKHSA's national health security mission. • Implemented a Bayesian statistical model using R and Stan to estimate the effectiveness of NHS COVID-19 app in reducing positive Omicron cases, hospitalisations and deaths. • Developed software tool in Python to automate extraction, enrichment and ingestion of data in order to support avian influenza surveillance. • Designed and fitted non-linear least squares regression models in R to genomic sequencing data in order to estimate the prevalence of different sub-lineages of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 over time. • Partnered with University of Oxford and University of Warwick academics to evaluate and measure the impact of the NHS Covid-19 App through published research. • Led projects and line-managed junior data scientists in cross-functional delivery team. • Communicated analysis findings and insights to public health officials, epidemiologists, and data scientists to guide future research and inform policy. • Leveraged cloud platforms such AWS and Azure to develop and productionise analysis at scale.
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Department for Education | Apr 2017 - Dec 2021

Economic Analyst

Worked within areas of Teachers Pay and Financial Incentives, School Capital Efficiency, and Higher Education Analysis. • Led development of forecasting model in R to predict total teach pay-bill, and front-end dashboard to support policy, • Built an interactive R-Shiny dashboard to track the rollout of both the pilot and the national Early Career Framework, receiving and In-Year award for outstanding achievement. • Conducted analysis on the impact of national pay systems on teachers labour markets, to provide evidence to regulators. • Led economic and statistical analyses quantifying financial risks across higher education sector.

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) | Jul 2016 - Sep 2017

Fast Stream Summer Diversity Intern


The University of Nottingham | Mar 2015 - Jul 2016

Student Ambassador

Representing the Economics department of the university, my responsibilities included: • Managing and directing individual and group campus tours. • Directing Q&A sessions regarding the department and student life at the university in general. • Aiding in the delivery of university open days and lecture talks. Often required a great deal of initiative and fast thinking when running particular events, especially during the busiest times, to ensure a smooth and managed procedure.

Nottingham Economics & Finance Society | Sep 2015 - Feb 2016

Equities Analyst - Research Division

• Member of the Research Division within the Economics and Finance Society • Selected to be a part of a team of 25 analysts, out of 150, to produce a weekly market wrap-up • Writing a weekly column in the publication under the Equities section, with a specific focus on Oil & Gas.

My Education

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Master of Science - MS, Applied Statistics & Operational ResearchBirkbeck, University of London | 2020
Bachelor of Science (BSc), EconomicsUniversity of Nottingham | 2016

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