David Azcona
Applied Scientist - david.azcona@zalando.ie
Postdoctoral Researcher - david.azcona@dcu.ie
Fulbright Visiting scholar - david.azcona@asu.edu

Curriculum vitae

Name: David Azcona  
Address: Albert College Avenue, Dublin, Ireland  
Github: http://github.com/dazcona  
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/davidazcona/  


2015/2019   PhD, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland
  Focus: Machine learning
  Advisor: Prof Alan Smeaton
2017/2018 Fulbright Visiting Researcher, Arizona State University (ASU), United States
2013/2015 MSc in Computing, Major in Data Analytics, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland
  1st class honors (ranked 2nd in my class)
  Focus: Machine learning, Data mining
  Thesis: Micro-analytics for Student Performance Prediction (published in IJCSSE)
2007/2010 BSc in Computer Science, Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain
  1st class honors (Thesis grade: 10/10)
  Thesis: Maintenance System for Wind Farms (developed during internship at Ingeteam)

Work experience

2020/Present   Applied Scientist at Zalando, Ireland
  Research, develop and deploy Machine Learning pipelines in production
2015/2020 Postdoctoral & PhD Researcher at Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland
  Collaborate with researchers, lecturers and industry partners to develop new technologies
2012/2015 Software Engineer at IBM Ireland
  Monitored, analyzed and reported issues on 200+ servers in 6+ environments daily
  Reduced the shutdown time by 90%, which brought stability to production
2012 Software Engineer at IBM Belgium
  Migrated sales reports to new analytics platform acquired by IBM
2010/2012 Software Developer at Ingeteam, Spain
  Developed wind power analytics platforms that were utilized by Vestas, Acciona, and Siemens Gamesa


For the past 5 years I have been a laboratory assistant and tutor at DCU’s School of Computing:


2019/2020   DCU Faculty of Engineering Postdoctoral Representative
  I represent postdoctoral researchers at the Faculty Committee for Research
2015/2020 DCU Soccer Club Coach, Captain, Secretary & Ambassador
2010/Present   UPNA Student Ambassador
  Mentor foreign students to enhance their study abroad experience
2017/2018 Coding Lead Mentor at ASU’s Inition Education Solutions
  Led a group of student volunteers to teach kids how to code in a fun way at Gililland Middle School (Tempe, Arizona)
2015/2017 DCU Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Research Student Representative
  Represented research postgraduate students by raising issues to the faculty
2015/2016 DCU Mentor under DCU’s Mentorship Program
  Mentored an electrical engineering undergraduate student who went on to win an academic scholarship
2015/2016 DCU International Member of the Buddy Program
2013/2014 Project Supervisor at UPNA and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) in Ireland
  Facilitated a collaboration effort between students from UPNA and ITB to work together on their practicums
2012 UPNA School of Computing Student Representative
  Promoted and showcased the university to prospective students and their families
2011 Volunteer at Spanish Red Cross
  Transported elderly people between a retirement home and their own homes


Prof Alan Smeaton   alan.smeaton@dcu.ie Professor of Computing at DCU and Founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics
John Rome   john.rome@asu.edu Deputy Director of the University Technology Office at ASU
Varad Rajulu   varad.rajulu@us.ibm.com Engineering Manager at IBM
Jorge Acedo jorge.acedo@ingeteam.com   Director at Ingeteam Wind Power & Associate Professor at UPNA


Thank you for your consideration.