Bill Herrick

Data Scientist

Bill Herrick


Data Scientist


(210) 707-3304

Available Work Locations: Anywhere • San Antonio, TX

Military Veteran

Bachelor's Degree

Core Technologies: Python, MySQL, Spark, Tableau, Pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib, Seaborn, SciKitLearn, Anaconda, Jupyter Notebooks, Git/GitHub

Core Competencies: Data Storytelling, Applied Statistics, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Classification, Regression, Clustering, Time Series Analysis, Anomaly Detection

Hire Me Because

I have a lot of experience and knowledge that I would share with your team. One thing I am passionate about is helping and observing other people grow and advance. If hired, I plan to learn as much as I can and share as much as I know with whoever I work with.

My Capstone Project: The STAARs of Texas High Schools

Our youth matters. In Texas, the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam is used to measure student learning at the end of the school year. Scores on these exams are used to calculate school accountability ratings which ensures that only high performing schools stay open. Publicly available data from the Texas Education Agency website was used to identify key features of schools that have the largest impact on the STAAR exams passing rate. After exploration, we use a machine learning algorithm to predict the most likely STAAR exam pass rate based on the features we identified as having the largest impact. The scope of this project is limited to Texas High Schools, but may be applied to other types of schools as well.

“With technology, I am most passionate about "You always pass failure on your way to success"