Garrick Aden-Buie Data Scientist

Motivated, life-long learner. Always looking for questions and answers in the data. Passionate about collaboration, communicating insights, and sharing knowledge. Known as a highly organized, perceptive, and resourceful team player.

2014 — 2015 President, INFORMS Student Chapter at USF

Served as President of the USF student chapter of INFORMS, the leading international association for Operations Research and Analytics professionals.

  • Started a student-led monthly journal club to share and disseminate cutting-edge publications in statistics, machine learning, and operations research.
  • Initiated a travel grant supported by internal fundraising to partially finance the attendance of chapter members at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.
  • Organized and led a college-wide code and data bootcamp for undergraduate and graduate students, featuring hands-on learning of data science and programming principles.
  • Led planning team for INFORMS@USF Code & Data Bootcamp, built comprehensive webpage, organized sessions and source code, and presented multiple sessions on programming and data science with R.
2008 — 2009 Peace Corps

Youth Development Specialist
Served in the Peace Corps in Gualaceo, Ecuador, working in conjuction with local organizations to provide leadership training to children and youth among a number of other highlights listed below.

  • Created and implemented life-skills training program, educating 70 at-risk middle school students.
  • Led Peace Corps Ecuador’s Anti-Trafficking In Persons committee and raised $1,500 for a shelter for trafficked women in a contest-based fundraising initiative.
  • Individually tutored seven middle- and high-school students and two college math students in math topics such as Trigonometry, Fractions, Algebra and Calculus.
  • Designed interactive graphics and edited a six-month, biweekly column published in the leading provincial newspaper, appealing to both children and parents, highlight topics including hygiene, public health and children’s rights.
  • Organized and delivered an educational course for parents on drug and alcohol prevention in high-risk community.
2018-01-23 A Gentle Guide to the Grammar of Graphics with ggplot2
Tampa R Users Meetup

An introduction to data visualization with the R package ggplot2

2017-10-25 Occupant Activity Profiles from Smart Home Sensor Event Streams
INFORMS Annual Meeting

Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Yalcin, Ph.D., C. VandeWeerd, Ph.D.

2016-03-25 Getting StaRted in R
INFORMS@USF Code & Data Boot Camp

2015-02-06 Ambient Intelligence Applications in Healthcare
ISERC at IIE Annual Conference & Expo

Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Yalcin, Ph.D., C. VandeWeerd, Ph.D., N. Agu, J. Hammett, E. Yetisener, C. Radwan

2014-04-11 Reporting Reproducible Research with R and Markdown
INFORMS@USF Code & Data Boot Camp

2013-10-07 Boosted Tree Ensembles for Predicting Postsurgical ICU Mortality
INFORMS Annual Meeting

Garrick Aden-Buie, Y. Chen, G. Romero, R. Kayal, H. Yang Ph.D.