My name is Yanir Seroussi. This website/blog is mostly meant to group together stuff I write in various places. It’s mainly focused on data science.

I’m an experienced data scientist and software engineer with a strong background in computer science, programming, machine learning, and statistics. My work spans the full spectrum from solving isolated data problems to building production systems that serve millions of users. I’ve produced top results in various areas such as recommender systems, text mining, price forecasting, and personalisation. Examples include: ranking highly as a Kaggle Master, producing award-winning PhD work, and implementing live systems that substantially increase revenue through smart use of data. With a proven capability to work independently and in teams, lead and mentor co-workers, and communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, I consistently deliver value to a variety of clients and projects. See my LinkedIn profile for more details.

After almost two years of independent work (consulting engagements and own projects), I’ve decided to join Car Next Door as Head of Data Science in early 2016. Car Next Door is Australia’s leading peer-to-peer car sharing platform. My car has been listed on Car Next Door for a year prior to joining, so I’ve had a chance to see the platform evolve and grow. I’m excited to be a part of this growth and will update on developments as they happen – watch this space.

I’m always happy to chat about data science, predictive modelling issues, the Australian startup scene, and various other tech matters. If you’d like to contact me, please use the following form, or drop me a line via LinkedIn or Twitter.