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Nico Schlitter | Elance
 
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Nico Schlitter

Data Analyst / Researcher / BI Consultant
   Germany
  |  10:29 am Local Time

Overview

Currently, I am obtaining my PhD in the field of data analysis & machine learning and work as research associate at a German university.
Besides my general research areas of artificial intelligence and automated data analysis, I am specifically interested in time series analysis and forecasting. These are also the topics of my BOINC project called DistributedDataMining, that I've founded in order to develop and study different algorithms for time series analysis, social network analysis and medical data analysis. Many scientific articles, a...

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Service Description

I offer my experience in the field of data analysis & machine learning and work as Data Analyst and Business Intelligence Consultant. From time to time, I use this knowledge to support my customers in preparing business presentations or writing scientific/academic reports.

For data analysis purpose I usually apply standard tools like WEKA, RapidMiner, SAS, InfoZoom or Qlikview to solve the problems given by my customers. In case of very specific challenges, I also develop individual software solutions that fulfill my customers' needs.

I prefer to use Support Vector Machines, Neural Networks, Decision Trees or even k-nearest neighbours approaches for solving simple classification tasks. Clustering is - depending on the data characteristic - done by k-means, dbscan or something similar. More interesting are challenges in the context of time series data because they demand for more sophisticated methods. Sometimes, the appropriate methods doesn't exist yet and have to be implemented in a customer-specific fashion.

Independent of the applied data analysis method a proper data cleansing, preprocessing and normalization is the foundation of a successful analysis process. Thus, I handle this important part with special care in order to satisfy my customers.


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Employment

DistributedDataMining Project
Project Manager
2008 - Present
DistributedDataMining is one of my current research projects that uses Internet-connected computers to perform research in the various fields of Data Analysis and Machine Learning. The...
University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
Research Associate (Data Analysis)
2011 - 2012
Research associate in the field of Data Analysis and Machine Learning
Internet Start-Up in Melbourne, Australia
IT Consultant
2010 - 2011
Management of the company's IT Infrastructure
Freelancer
IT Consultant & Trainer (Data Analysis)
2009 - 2010
Freelancer as IT Consultant & Trainer in the field of Data Analysis
Otto-von-Guericke-University
Research Associate (Data Analysis)
2006 - 2009
Conceptual Design of RFID-based Data Analysis for Process Optimization in a Global Supply Chain (including Organizational & IT Requirements, Data Privacy Protection, and Prototype Implementation)
EnviaM AG
Data Analyst
2004 - 2005
Modelling, Implementation, and Evaluation of Failure Prediction methods in the high-voltage power grid
prudsys AG
Data Analyst
2002 - 2004
Benchmarking & Comparison of non-linear Classification Methods

Education

Technical University Chemnitz
Master Degree in Computer Science
1999 - 2006

Keywords

data analysis
business intelligence
clustering
classification
machine learning
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