Kristofer Rivera

Data Scientist

Kristofer Rivera


Data Scientist


(925) 381-4555



Available Work Locations: Remote • Washington D.C.

Military Veteran

Inactive Top Secret

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

My background in military intelligence has formed me into an adaptable and effective problem solver, team player, and leader. I combine my experience in dynamic, high-intensity workflows with tech skills to provide impactful, data-driven insights.

My Capstone Project: Austin Crime Analysis

Our project analyzes crime data from the city of Austin for the years 2018 through 2021. The goal of the project was to identify the factors that drive crime in Austin, TX, and the indicators of whether or not a criminal case will be solved/cleared. Using exploratory visualizations and statistical analysis we identified several key indicators of clearance such as crime type, location, and the time it takes to report the crime. We built a classification model using a Naive Bayes classifier that can predict clearance status on unseen data with an accuracy of 89% and ROC-AUC Score of .81. Our accuracy outperforms the baseline by ~ 11% and ROC-AUC outperforms it by ~47%.

“With technology, I am most passionate about identifying insights that create positive change and impactful results.