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Matthew Dalton_

Graduated June 2021

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." – Aldous Huxley

Phone: (210) 219-4852

Description of my final project

Project Name: America's Blues: An Analysis of Fatal Police Encounters

Our four-member capstone team acquired a data set from MappingPoliceViolence.org, which has gathered over 9000 police killings from 2013 to May 2021. We collaborated to clean and prep the Excel spreadsheet. After developing our initial hypotheses, we will use Pandas, Seaborn, Matplotlib, and Tableau to explore our ideas. Top drivers of civilian fatalities identified will shed light on changes to be made to save more lives. We then used Scikit-Learn on multiple encoded features to apply to our classification models predicting whether the victim was indeed an attacker. Our final predictive model had an accuracy percent improvement of 39%

Hire me because:

As an Army veteran, I have a unique experience meeting tight deadlines under tremendous stress while remaining calm and collect. I will bring a goal-oriented focus and a sense of pride to whatever tasks are brought before me.

Complete the following sentence: “In Data Science, I am most passionate about _____________”

finding meaningful solutions that help guide my organization to success.

Work Location Desired

San Antonio, TX

Please give us three words that describe your best professional qualities.

Dedicated, analytical, and growth-oriented

What three words describe the role where you’ll do best?

Data Engineer, data scientist, team-oriented