I’m Andrey Lukynenko, data scientist, economist, and polyglot. I was born and still live in Moscow, Russia. My formal education as an economist didn’t include any programming or machine learning, so as a result, I was more focused on analytical thinking and learning new things.
Several years of my early career were spent as an ERP-consultant (SAP, Галактика), I have worked with people from different industries (oil and gas, transportation, architecture and more) and professions (accounting, contracts, logistics, IT, budgeting and more). It was a fascinating experience, which taught me a lot about how businesses work, but I ultimately realized that I wanted to do something different in the future.
After months of searching and thinking, I have decided to try working as a data scientist. I have left my last job in consulting and started studying programming, statistics and math, machine learning itself, and since April 2017, I have begun working as a data scientist.
I have worked in telecom, banking, and various startups. Some examples of the projects are churn prediction, fraud detection, various analytics, text video analytics, chat-bots, video super-resolution, and many more.
In my free time, I pursue various activities to get more knowledge and experience:
- Take part in competitions (mostly Kaggle).
- Do pet-projects.
- Contribute to open-source and volunteer.
- Help people solve their problems.
- Give talks in conferences and even take part in their organization.
Before switching my career, I have spent a lot of time studying languages - German, Spanish, Japanese.
- I’m an economist by education
- I have read “War and Peace” three times
- At some points in my life, I have studied taekwondo, fencing, and chess
- I have Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate
- I have more than 80k total XP on Duolingo
- I passed B2 for German on Deutsche Welle in 2013
- I have an old blog, which is mostly about learning languages
- I passed JLPT3 in J-CAT test in August 2014
- I’m one of the authors of a telegram channel Data Science by ODS.ai
- I have spent a lot of time on origami