Luca Cazzanti's Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (machine learning and signal processing focus), University of Washington, Seattle. Thesis: "Generative Models for Similarity-based Classification." Advisor: Prof. Maya Gupta. I continued working at the APL-UW during my doctoral studies.
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

PROFESSIONAL, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND RECOGNITION
  • Soccer Analytics - Volunteering my analytics skillset for the Houston Dash, a professional team in the National Women's Soccer League and for Ballard F.C. a community-focused USL League 2 soccer club.
  • USSF Grassroots Youth Soccer Coach - Ballard Youth Soccer Club, 2019-2020
  • GeekWire "Geek of the Week"
  • NATO Science and Technology Excellence Award - Highest honor given to a team of NATO scientists.
  • Co-organizer and co-chair - Special session on "Learning from Pairwise Relationships" Cognitive Information Processing Workshop (CIP), 2010 (with Ela Pekalska).
  • Technical Program Committee - Workshop on Maritime Domain Data Mining at ICDM 2016; International Workshop on Similarity-based Pattern Recognition and Analysis (SIMBAD) 2013 and 2011; OCEANS 2010 in charge of Signal and Image Processing track.
  • Referee - Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) , IEEE Trans. on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Journal of Advances in Information Fusion (JAIF), Pattern Recognition Letters, ICML, Signal Processing, OCEANS, FUSION. (past activities; not actively reviewing papers at this time)
  • Professional Societies - IEEE (senior member).
  • AFCEA Ph.D. Fellowship - only 1 U.S. Ph.D. candidate/year selected.
  • NURC Research Assistantship - only 2 U.S. graduate students/year selected.
  • Community service - Serving as board member for the Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto!, Blakeley Place Condos.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - See also my LinkedIn page.
  • Founder and Chief Data Strategist, Symilis Data Strategies LLC, Seattle, USA.
  • Director of Data Science, Zulily, Sattle, USA
  • Senior Manager, Applied Science, Zillow, Seattle, USA
  • Director/VP of Data Science - Amplero, Inc. Seattle, USA
  • Senior Scientist - Machine Learning and Data Science, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, La Spezia, Italy.
  • Lead Principal/Senior Scientist, Machine Learning Platform, Globys, Seattle, USA
  • Affiliate Scientist/Faculty, Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington-Seattle, USA
  • Research Scientist/Engineer, Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington-Seattle, USA.
  • Research Assistant, NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), La Spezia, Italy.
  • Senior DSP Engineer, Cantametrix, Inc., Seattle, USA.
  • Scientific Programmer, Insightful Corp., Seattle, USA.
  • Systems Engineer, Cellular Technical Services, Seattle, USA.