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Hi, I am Abid

Abid Ali Awan

Data Scientist/ AI product Testing at PEC-PITC

I am certified data scientist professional who loves building machine learning models and write blogs on AI technologies. Currently, focusing on content creation, building brand, and startup. My vision is to build an AI product that will identify students struggling with mental illness. I am open to working as a contractor and providing consultancy on data science tools. Do check my Data Science Portfolio.

Data Science
Management
NLP
Data Analysis
Graphic Design
AI / ML

Skills

Education

Msc. Technology Management
Award: Distinction with 3.7 out of 4
Taken Courses
Course Name Total Credit Obtained Credit
Strategic Planning and Systems Development 4 4
Quality and Project Management for Technology 4 3.5
Marketing Innovations 4 4
Personal Development and Research Methods 4 4
Extracurricular Activities
  • Organized Mega-event for Pakistan National Day.
  • Usher and Managed Tech Talks and Bridging gaps between Academics and Industry.
  • Photo Editing/ Video Editing for University Media Department.
B.Sc. in Electrical (Telecommunication) Engineering
CGPA: 3.09 out of 4
Taken Courses
Course Name Total Credit Obtained Credit
Microwave & Satellite Communication System 4 3
Radars & Navigation Aids 4 3.3
Signals & System 4 4
Digital Communication System 4 3.3
Extracurricular Activities
  • Got First Prize in all University Graphic Desinging Competition.
  • Participated in NAGS Lahore in Speed Wiring and Speed Programming.
  • Video Making and Editing.
2007-2009
A-Levels
Grades: A, B, C out of 3As
Extracurricular Activities
  • Deputy Head Prefect.
  • Silver medal in Table Tennis (Punjab Olympics).
2005-2007
O-Levels
Grades: 6Bs, C, D out of 8As

Experiences

1
AI Tester/ Data Analyst
PEC-PITC

May 2021 - Present, ISB, Pakistan

PITC has two main functional streams; Innovation and Testing. It aims to engage diverse stakeholders and provide them a platform to collaborate for the purpose of creating, developing, elaborating, and prototyping products/ solutions to the prevailing challenges for long-term social impact.

Responsibilities:

SOTA
DAGsHub

Oct 2021 - Present, Online

DAGsHub is a web platform for data version control and collaboration for data scientists and machine learning engineers.

Responsibilities:
  • Blogs about DVC
  • State of the art projects
  • Hackathon Contribution.
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Writer
KDnuggets

Sep 2021 - Present, Online

KDnuggets™ is a leading site on AI, Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science, and Machine Learning.

Responsibilities:
  • Blogs about Machine learning
  • Career Advice

Technical Writer
Towards Data Science

July 2021 - Present, Online

Towards Data Science Inc. is a corporation registered in Canada. Using Medium, we provide a platform for thousands of people to exchange ideas and to expand our understanding of data science.

Responsibilities:
  • Blogs about Machine learning
  • Career Advice
  • Natural language processing projects.
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Technical Writer / Creator Club
Analytics Vidhya

July 2021 - Present, Online

nalytics Vidhya provides a community based knowledge portal for Analytics and Data Science professionals.

Responsibilities:
  • Blogs about Machine learning
  • Blogs about NLP
  • Blogs about Analytics

Freelancing / Kaggle Expert
Kaggle.

Nov 2020 - Present, Data Science Platform

Kaggle, a subsidiary of Google LLC, is an online community of data scientists and machine learning practitioners. Kaggle allows users to find and publish data sets, explore and build models in a web-based data-science environment, work with other data scientists and machine learning engineers, and enter competitions to solve data science challenges.

Responsibilities:
  • Publishing Notebooks.
  • Participating in Nearly every Machine Learning tournament.
  • Contribute to Datasets.
  • Improving the products.
  • Deep learning, Tabular Machine Learning projects.
  • Natural language processing projects.
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Research and Development
Freelancing

Feb 2019 - July 2020, Online

Worked on multiple frealance platform such as Fiverr and Upwork.

Responsibilities:
  • Worked on Various research projects.
  • Worked on merchandise projects.
  • Worked on building IoT adoption models.

Researcher / Event Organizer
CREDIT

Feb 2017 - July 2017, KL, Malaysia

The Center for REsearch and Development of IoT (CREDIT) was established on November 15, 2016. CREDIT aims to provide students and academic staff the opportunities to access IoT-related knowledge and know-how through various activities. It also acts as a hub to support commercialising potential solutions resulting from R&D projects.

Responsibilities:
  • Organized events, logo creation, marketing, managing events, and hosting event.
  • Worked on IoT Research Projects.
  • bridging gaps for academics and industries.
  • Designed the framework for Research organization.
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Designer and Editor
Beyond Media

Jan 2016 - Mar 2017, KL, Malaysia

Beyond Media is the official media team at APU/APIIT. We are passionate and enthusiastic in expressing the lifestyle of students in APIIT Education Group.

Responsibilities:
  • Malaysia event coverage and providing all kinds of media services
  • Poster Designer
  • Bridging gaps for academics and industries.
  • Photo Editor

Partner
Heal Pakistan

Apr 2014 - Jun 2015, ISB, Pakistan

NGO, working for the youth of Pakistan.

Responsibilities:
  • I have worked for the different project as the graphic designer and video editor.
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Projects

Automatic Speech Recognition (WOLOF)
Automatic Speech Recognition (WOLOF)
Owner June 2021

Audio preprocessing and finetuning using wav2vec2-large-xlsr model on AI4D Baamtu Datamation - automatic speech recognition in WOLOF data.

SQLLEX
SQLLEX
Contributor Jun 2021 - Present

SQLLEX is a python library for comfortable and safe working with databases.

MagNet Model the Geomagnetic Field
MagNet Model the Geomagnetic Field
Creator May 2021

I scored 40th rank in this DrivenData competition and my Jounery started with simple LSTM.

Vaccine Automated Update Dashboard
Vaccine Automated Update Dashboard
Creator June 2021

Automated System that collect data from web on Vaccine and created Data Analysis Dashboard.

mRNA Vaccine Degradation Prediction
mRNA Vaccine Degradation Prediction
Creator Jun 2021

We need to design the model that will predict likely degradation rates at each base of an RNA molecule.

Airline-Tweets-NLP
Airline-Tweets-NLP
Creator March 2021

This project is one of my machine learning and data-driven web apps made using Streamlit. The goal of this project is to visualize various sentiment and exploratory analysis on tweets about US airlines.

Engineering Data Analysis
Engineering Data Analysis
Creator May 2021

In this exploratory data analysis, I have used PEC registered Engineers data up till 2019, which is publicly available on the official website. I wanted to use Plotly and in build, function to assist me in interactive and clean visualization for easy interpretations.

Story of Gufhtugu Publications
Story of Gufhtugu Publications
Creator Feb 2021

Exploratory Data Analysis and Machine learning techniques were used to process the Online book market.

Trip Advisor Data Analysis/ML
Trip Advisor Data Analysis/ML
Creator April 2021

In this project, we will be exploring the hotel reviews and the rating base on customer hotel experience. We will be also looking at feature engineering and designing a deep learning model to predict ratings based on reviews.

Machine Translation French to Fongbe and Ewe
Machine Translation French to Fongbe and Ewe
Creator May 2021

The objective of this challenge is to create a machine translation system capable of converting text from French into Fongbe or Ewe.

PEC Tableau Dashboard
PEC Tableau Dashboard
Creator June 2021

I have created Dashboard out of simple engineer data set, you can read more here.

Wind-dependent Variables Predict Wind Speeds of Tropical Storms
Wind-dependent Variables Predict Wind Speeds of Tropical Storms
Creator Feb 2021

The goal of this challenge is to estimate the wind speeds of storms at different points in time using satellite images captured throughout a storm’s life cycle and the temporal memory of the storm.

ORCHEST
ORCHEST
Contributor Aug 2021

Build data pipelines, the easy way. Orchest is a tool for building data pipelines that don’t require DAGs and frameworks. The environment is simple to navigate, and you can code Python, R, and Julia.

Goodreads Recommedations WebApp
Goodreads Recommedations WebApp
Creator Sep 2021

Discover your reading patterns and recommendations for a new book to read.

FastAPI ML Project
FastAPI ML Project
Creator Aug 2021

build an application programming interface (API) for your machine learning model and then deploy it with simple code.

OmdenaLore
OmdenaLore
Contributor Sep 2021

OmdenaLore is world’s biggest AI4Good library for real-world projects.

Image-Classification-FastAI.jl
Image-Classification-FastAI.jl
Researcher Sep 2021

Using FastAI.jl library to classify images from the Imagnet dataset.

Evolution of Digital Learning During COVID19
Evolution of Digital Learning During COVID19
Creator Sep 2021

We will use data analysis tools to figure out trends in digital learning and how it is effective towards improvised communities.

Covid19 Vaccine Epitope Prediction ML Pipeline Using Orchest
Covid19 Vaccine Epitope Prediction ML Pipeline Using Orchest
Creator Aug 2021

Designing machine learning pipeline with few lines of codes using Orchest. You will learn to preprocess the data, train the machine learning model, and evaluate the results.

DailoGPT-RickBot
DailoGPT-RickBot
Creator Aug 2021

Discord bot using DailoGPT pretrained model on Rick& Morty Dataset from Kaggle.

Annual Recycled Energy Saved in Singapore
Annual Recycled Energy Saved in Singapore
Creator Aug 2021

Learn how much Singapore is saving energy per years by recycling plastics, paper, glass, ferrous and non-ferrous metal.

Accomplishments

Data Scientist Professional Certificate
DataCamp Aug 2021 - Aug 2023

To get certified this candidate had to display that they have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform a Data Scientist role. These included but were not limited to Data Management, Exploratory Analysis, Statistical Experimentation, Model Development, Coding for Production Environments, Communication, and Reporting.

Analyze Data with R Skill Path
Codecademy Sep 2020 - Nov 2020

This course Helped my understand basics of R languages and taught me some of the basic of Data Analysis, with hand on working with real-life examples.

Analyze Data with SQL Skill Path
Codecademy Oct 2020 - Dec 2020

Learning Basics of SQL and using SQL query to analyze the data. This course has helped me learn more about the database and how to produce effective analysis.

Data Scientist with Python Track
Data Camp Sep 2020 - Nov 2020

This course was my way to career change, I have learned the basics of Programming, Data analysis, and Data Science which also include Machine Learning.

Analyzing Data in Tableau
Data Camp Jan 2021 - Feb 2021

Learn Geospatial Analysis, Data Analysis, and Data Visualization on public Tableau. I have worked on Multiple real-life projects during my course.

Natural Language Processing in Python certificate
Data Camp Dec 2020 - Jan 2021

I have learned the Basics of Natural language processing and how to get useful information from text, tokenization, machine learning and eventually using Spacy and NLTK to processes the text data.

Deep Learning for NLP in Python Track
Data Camp Nov 2020 - Jan 2021

I have learned Natural language processing using Deep learning libraries especially Tensor-flow and how to get useful information from text, tokenization, machine learning and eventually using Spacy and NLTK to processes the text data.

Design Databases With PostgreSQL Skill Path
Codecademy Nov 2020 - Dec 2020

Get hold of PostgreSQL and how to optimize database using index, learning new techniques to create database and maintaining the efficiency.

Feature Engineering
Kaggle Dec 2020 - Jan 2020

This course has helped me understand how feature engineering improves the overall score of machine learning models and how to process the features.

Competition MVP
Deepnote May 2021

I have published more than ten notebooks on the Deepnote platform and got MVP for publishing the highest number of notebooks on data analysis, Data Science, and Machine learning.

10 Rank in WiDS Datathon 2021
Kaggle March 2021

Top ten spots by weightage ensembling automl, cat boost, lightgbm, and Xgbm. I have also used feature engineering and hyperparameters optimization to get better results.

Registered Engineer
PEC Aug 2021

Became Lifetime Member of PEC.

Achievements

Data Scientist Professional Certificate

Top 10

Data Science Certification

Masters of Science with Distinction

Data Analysis Certification

Tableau Certification