Australia National University, April 2011 - present, Canberra, Australia.
PhD student, Machine Learning Group, Computer Science department.
University of British Columbia, May 2003 - September 2007, Vancouver, BC. Canada.
May 2006. B.A. with Honours in Economics. First class average.
Thesis Title: Relative Income in Adolescence and Adult Outcomes. Supervisor: Siwan Anderson. Developed a new estimation strategy to separate material and status effects of parental income by exploiting variation in the shape of income distributions between school districts.
Completed first year of the Economics Ph.D. coursework, obtaining highest grade of the class in Microeconomics I (decision theory, general equilibrium). Audited core graduate sequence in cultural anthropology.
September 2007 - Present
Quantitative Strategy Development, Gambit Research : Design and implementation of statistical arbitrage and market making strategies.
Applied Research, Viewsflow / PeerIndex: Design and implementation of an algorithm to measure influence based on link sharing patterns on online social networks. Evaluation and implementation of web page topic classifier. Design of news recomendation algorithm.
Data Analysis, BERG London: Designed and implemented computational linguistics software to highlight most important sentences in 25,000 school reports for England.
Applied Research, beeTV:
Designed and implemented realtime user segmentation and efficient
preference elicitation algorithms. Assisted in design of recomendation
and business rules engines.
Data Analysis, Twitter: Worked with management to develop functional specification for dashboard to monitor key metrics. Designed and built a highly scalable log analysis system, capable of processing billions of log lines per day. Made multilevel model to predict user growth. Wrote various ETL procedures in python and SQL.
October 2005 - September 2007
Research Assistant, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia.
For Mauricio Drelichman, wrote a geotagger in Python for 16th century Spanish towns.
For Nathan Nunn, worked on modifications to open source C++ code to find optimal paths for sailing between ports given wind pattern data, using dynamic programming.
With Yoram Halevy, ran experiments, suggested modifications to experimental protocol that provided a order of magnitude efficiency improvement. Carried out statistical analyses of the results using both parametric and nonparametric methods.
Senior thesis seminar (495): Topics in Experimental Economics. Taught applied statistical analysis to 4th year economics students so they could analyze data from experiments in their graduating paper. Provided office hours and assistance in carrying out their analysis using Excel and Stata.
Intermediate Microeconomics I (303). Held office hours, graded all assignments and exams. Topics of the course included: risk and uncertainty, adverse selection, moral hazard, bargaining, and auctions.
The Economics of Government Regulation of Business (466). Graded exams. Topics of the course included: social choice theory, socially optimal monopoly pricing, regulation of multi-firm industries, competition policy.
English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Hold Argentine and Italian passports.
Available on request.