Wilson Velasco

Data Scientist

Wilson Velasco


Data Scientist


(305) 318-5062



Available Work Locations: Washington D.C.

Military Veteran

Active Top Secret

Master'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

Primary Focus: Machine Learning

Additional Skills: Microsoft SQL • Python • Tableau

Hire Me Because

TS/SCI Cleared w/CI Poly Data Scientist / Natural Language Processing Specialist

My Capstone Project: Pigskin Paydays

In this group project, we gathered data on quarterbacks, including their stats such as total yards thrown, touchdowns, games played, and Super Bowl wins, in order to predict the amount of percentage cap that a quarterback will receive on a new contract. I led the Natural Language Processing component of this project, which aimed to provide insights to the customer as to how the different tiers of quarterbacks are spoken about. I utilized web scraping and HTML parsing methods to acquire the data, tokenization and lemmatization using NLTK and spaCy libraries, and visualization tools (Matplotlib) to chart the results. I also conducted sentiment analysis on the different tiers as well.

“With technology, I am most passionate about automating processes to streamline and optimize workflows.