My name is Irfan Elahi and I am currently working as Data Scientist in World's largest consultancy firm: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Melbourne, Australia.
I have over 5 years of multi-disciplinary experience in Data Science and Machine Learning and have worked in a number of verticals like consultancy firms, my own start-ups and academia research lab. Over the years I have worked on a number of Data Science and Machine Learning projects in different niches like Telecommunication, Retail, Web, Public Sector and Energy with the goal to enable businesses to derive immense value from their data-assets.
The genesis of data science is that it is cross-disciplinary. My diverse exposure, engineering background, intellectual curiosity combined with my passion to teach are the secret ingredients that make my training courses uniquely stand-out from the rest. I believe in perfection and in-depth coverage of concepts in pedagogy. Being a self-taught Data Scientist, I possess strong empathy as I've seen the struggle to advance in Data Science. Also, blessed with the opportunity to work in multiple and huge-scale projects with the industry experts and Data Science vendors (e.g. IBM, Cloudera, Microsoft, MapR, HortonWorks), I discover and employ the best practices in this field in my professional career and believe in sharing those with my students.
Apart from that, I love public-speaking and have delivered multiple talks about Data Science in different universities and seminars across the globe.