Zac Y.

Senior Data Scientist | Applied AI, Remote Sensing

United States of America

Senior data scientist/ ML engineer with multiple years of experiences in applied ML/ AI. Recent works involve the development and deployment of predictive systems using machine learning, remote sensin...see more

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  • Available on short notice


Senior Data Scientist

2 years
Current position
Apr 2020 - Present
Hypergiant Space Age Solutions Division: The guiding light for Fortune 500 companies. Providing understanding, creation and implementation at the intersection of experience and machine ...see more

Data Scientist

11 months
May 2019 - Apr 2020
Predictive analytics, machine learning applications on supply chain operation and time-series forecasting, cloud computing (AWS), mission support- automation of repetitive works, supply...see more

Machine Learning Workflow Engineer

8 months
Sep 2018 - May 2019
[1] Working on the development of Google's AI Hub. Write exemplary end-to-end machine learning workflows and iterative process, from data ETL (extract, transform, load), model training ...see more

Machine Learning Scientist

Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University
5 years
Current position
Oct 2017 - Present
[1] Build convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to classify images of freshwater snail and parasite related to infectious diseases in Senegal. Incorporate transfer learning with pre-trai...see more

Machine Learning Data Scientist | Conservation Research Volunteer

Monterey Bay Aquarium
2 years
Apr 2017 - Dec 2018
[1] Build and train artificial neural networks (ANNs) and recurrent neural networks (RNNs) to predict overall dynamic body acceleration (ODBA) of white sharks from time-series tag data;...see more

Data Scientist | Machine Learning

Independent Projects
1 year
Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
Independent Projects in Data Science: [1] NBA’s 3 Point Shooting Trend: Analytics and Machine Learning Data mining 6 NBA regular season team statistics using Microsoft Azure Database (S...see more

Quantitative Researcher | Modeler

Remote Sensing and Tectonic Geodesy Laboratory, Arizona State University/ Academia Sinica, Taiwan
7 months
Dec 2015 - Jul 2016
Designed and built new dynamic earthquake model to estimate depth variation of fault friction by analyzing spatial and temporal GPS datasets in eastern Taiwan. Incorporated genetic algo...see more

Quantitative Researcher | Modeler

School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
2 years
Jul 2014 - Jul 2016
Designed and built new aerodynamic model from the ground up to estimate the atmospheric density of Mars, incorporating crater mappings. Developed a non-linear optimization scheme with g...see more

Visiting Researcher | NASA Contractor in Remote Sensing

Smithsonian Institution
3 years
Jul 2013 - Jul 2016
Developed a new mapping and modeling procedure to derive most recent wind patterns by mapping sand ripples on Martian dunes. Produced 12 airflow and surface process maps/ visualization,...see more

Modeling Specialist | Lab Technician

Tectonic Lab, Brigham Young University
3 years
Mar 2011 - Jul 2014
Established tsunami simulation code with finite difference method and created user manual for lab members. Led and mentored 3 undergraduate students on tsunami modeling and programming....see more

Graduate Student Researcher

Ina Solar System Imaging Lab, Brigham Young University
4 years
Aug 2010 - Jul 2014
Produced a global structural map of Saturn’s moon Titan using Cassini RADAR SAR swath TA-T84. FIRST proved there was tectonic activity on Titan by analyzing stress, and lineation of mou...see more

Research Assistant

Neotectonic Lab, Institute of Earth Science, Academia Sinica
1 year
Apr 2009 - Jul 2010
Constructed 10+ DEMs (Digital Elevation Models) from paired satellite imagery for group research. Estimated uplifting rate of active faulting in eastern Taiwan by mapping river terraces...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Information Technology Data & Telecom


  • Teaching
  • Field Work
  • ArcGIS
  • Statistics
  • Matlab
  • Data Analytics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Language Teaching