Charles D.

AI Consultant
  • San Francisco, USA
  • Member Since, Sep 29, 2019
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  • Industry Financial ServicesTech
  • Big Data Tools Spark
  • Specialties NLP

Candidte Description

Dr. Martin is an AI consultant with over 15 years of experience, having consulted for Godaddy, GLG, Blackrock, eBay and other high-profile companies. He specializes in Computational Advertising, NLP, Deep Learning, and Predictive Analytics.


  • University of Chicago - USA 1990 - 1994

    PhD in Theoretical Chemistry with Computational Quantum Mechanics

  • UIUC Urbana-Champaign 1995 - 1997

    NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (Machine Learning)

    1 of 2 to be offered this nationwide.

  • The Ohio State University 1990 - 1994

    BSc in Math & Chemistry

    Graduated top 5 in class with honors and distinction.


  • 2002 - Present


    - Providing Machine Learning and Big Data solutions, specializing in research and development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software.

    - Agile scientific process with fast turn-around to test revenue generating algorithms to get ROI from big data.

    - Business strategy, research and development applying state-of-the-art ML and AI methods for generating more traffic, increasing engagement, driving more online sales, and boosting revenue.

    - Wall Street, Telecom, Big Pharma, eCommerce, Alternative Energy, early and late stage startups, and the worlds largest Internet companies.

    - Pricing models, computational advertising, Q&A, search relevance, recommender systems, NLP, computational physics, and deep learning research.

    - PhD Researcher and invited speaker to top business schools and R&D institutes (UC Berkeley, Stanford).

    - Professional software engineer and team lead, working alongside project and product managers to get ML solutions deployed fast and in budget.

    - 20 years software development, very hands on coding, architecture, leading teams, running client projects, and solving hard data science problems.

  • GoDaddy 2016 - 2016


    - Developed pricing model for aftermarket domain names.

  • Swoop 2015 - 2016


    - Helped develop and implement online learning algorithms for computational advertising.

    - Revenue increased by 30% within 1 month.

  • GLG 2011 - 2012


    - Helped develop the HighTable Q&A product, a Quora-like service business-oriented questions and professional answers.

    - Implemented ML-based solutions for Q&A search relevance, profile cluster, and large scale Machine Learning.

    - Developed software in ruby, python, and C++.

  • BlackRock (formerly BGI) 2019 - 2019


    - Conducting equity market research, developing novel alpha (market prediction) algorithms using highly unconventional techniques.

    - Collaborated with Technology Innovation group and Finance Equity Researchers, interacting daily.

  • eBay 2019 - 2019


    Two Consulting Engagements:
    - First, worked with customer service product development business unit developing an ML learning solution to classify customer support emails.

    - Second, improved search engine relevance algorithm.

    - Work involved both business analysis and research and development using state-of-the-art ML/text mining methods. This involved large-scale, multi-class and structural Support Vector Machines (SVM), NLP tools, etc.

    - Improved search by 15%.

Charles D. is now available for hire