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John Salas_

Graduated January 2020

"I’m a Data Scientist. I solve problems."

Phone: 210-782-1788

Description of my final project

Project Name: Predicting Hard Drive Reliability

In a team of four, my project partners and I, utilized data, provided by Backblaze, to identify the primary drivers of early failures in hard drives. We developed an SVM classifier model capable of predicting 76% of early failing hard drives. Based on the insights gained from the data, we were also able to show that drivers of early failure include data capacity, manufacturer, and model type.

Why should someone hire you?

I excel in using all of the tools in the data science tool kit. However, my main talent, is the exceptional insights I gain, from the data I analyze.

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

the insights I can gain from a data set, and the impact that those insights will have.

Work Location Desired

San Antonio

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

Curious, evidence-driven, insight-oriented

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

Team environment, research, data mining