Hello! My name is Fabio. I am a brazillian independent business consultant that relies heavily in Data Science.
I have a graduate degree in CS and a full time MBA, both at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I worked for PWC and IBM BCS in the beggining of the 2000s in Brazil implementing BI solutions for big National Telecom Companies.
Can you believe my first Neural Net experiments date back to 1997? Back then, I built a simple one hidden layer ANN using a brazillian Neural Net implementation called SIRENE for predicting car engine grinding based on the concentration of chemical elements in the oil of 5.000 cars. It took a few days to run a model and we kept watching the error dynamic charts slowly decreasing all night. I remember using momentum parameters to try to avoid local minima. Fun but tiresome times. Since then I fell in love with Data Science and have been trying to apply it whenever possible.
I watched almost all Fastai MOOCs since the first one (now starting 2019 part 2) and I am very grateful to Jeremy, Rachel, Sylvain and all the fastai contributors that allowed me to step up my Data Science skills! Now I want to make a deep dive and be able to develop customized solutions to some problems I face, like trying to apply UDA to ULMFIT and to speech recognition (portuguese is scarce in speech data).