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Oliver Waddup

Oliver Waddup

Data Scientist

Magnetic Rock


My Portfolio Highlights

My New Course

Intermediate SQL Queries

My New Project

Dr. Semmelweis and the Discovery of Handwashing

My New Track

Data Scientist

Analytical pioneer, exploring uncharted territories in the world of data.

My Work

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The Android App Market on Google Play


A Visual History of Nobel Prize Winners


Investigating Netflix Movies and Guest Stars in The Office

My Certifications

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Other Certificates

DataCamp Data Scientist with Python

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Magnetic Rock | Aug 2022 - Present

Product Data Scientist

Utilised advanced data analysis and statistical modelling techniques to extract valuable insights and provide data-driven recommendations for enhancing product development and performance. Collaborated with cross-functional teams to solve complex problems, optimised user experiences, and informed product strategy through data-driven insights. ● Proficient in advanced SQL techniques, adept at querying databases and proficient in writing performant, scalable, and complex queries on databases with millions of rows of data. Developed custom reports by utilising CTEs, joins, and aggregations to extract insights from limited data. ● Demonstrable Python experience in data cleaning and pre-processing techniques, ensuring data quality and integrity to enhance the accuracy and reliability of analytical results (implemented Pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib and scikit-learn, amongst many others). ● Implemented machine learning algorithms (e.g., regression and clustering) to extract actionable insights and drive predictive modelling for business applications. ● Exhibited exceptional communication skills by effectively presenting complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders, translating data insights into actionable recommendations using intuitive Tableau dashboards. Created insightful visualisations that identified areas with substantial potential for product development, driving key objectives, return on investment, and enhancing user satisfaction.
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City, University of London | Jul 2019 - Aug 2022

PHD Researcher

● PhD studentship recipient, funded by the US Navy, specializing in probabilistic inference frameworks. ● Extensive research on statistical relationships in individuals' actions/decisions, focusing on quantum and Bayesian models applied to human decision making. ● Published work can be found on Google Scholar. ● Collaborated within a multidisciplinary team of psychologists and physicists. ● Instructed undergraduate statistics for two years, proficient in SPSS, t-tests, chi-square, and multivariate analyses.

London Business School | Jul 2016 - Jun 2019

Behavioural Lab Assistant

● Extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research studies, utilising various settings including in-person, online, and field. ● Proficient in software applications for experimental design, such as Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey and Typeform to create and execute experiments effectively. ● Experienced in working with specialized hardware for behavioural research, including Tobii X120 Eye Tracker and BioPac. ● In-depth knowledge of crowdsourcing platforms, including SONA, Prolific, and MTurk, leveraging these platforms for participant recruitment and data gathering. ● Well-versed in ethical review policies and processes, providing guidance to the Ethics chair on approval procedures and methodological challenges. ● Demonstrated competence in preparing ethical review documents for personal research projects throughout the duration of my PhD.

My Education

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Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, PsychologyCity, University of London | 2022
Bachelor of Science (BSc), First Class (Hons), Forensic PsychologyUniversity of Portsmouth | 2015

About Me

Oliver Waddup

Product Data Scientist (Data Lead) at Magnetic Rock. PhD in Psychology and a First Class (Hons) BSc Forensic Psychology graduate. Skilled in leveraging the scientific method to experiment and prove theories with data.

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