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Marcello Ricottone

Data Scientist, Chemical Engineer, Neuroscientist

Hello! I am Marcello Ricottone. Currently, I crunch data and build models for a Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical company. Before that I worked at a Chemist and Neuroscientist at the Motor Neuron Center at Columbia University. In 2014, I graduated Cum Laude from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City with a degree in chemical engineering. During my time there, as well as at my current job, I explored and applied various optimization methods to practical problems. This passion extended and evolved into a passion for finding, cleaning, and crunching data.

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LDPE

Low-Density Polyethylene Plant

LDPE plant explored the polymerization reaction of the ethylene in a PFR. A serious issue with ethylene polymerization is the heat evolved. In Matlab, i created an non-isothermal model to accuractely gauge cooling requirements. Through this project I've designed many unit ops and performed heat integration to reduce operating costs. Finally I determined profitability and total cash flow over 30 years of plant operation.

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Effect Of Geometry on Tea Diffusion

I'm not a huge coffee drinker but I love tea. Most of the tea I drink is loose leaf which requires an infuser. This project explores whether the geometry of the tea infuser would change how quickly a cup of tea is brewed. Six geometries were used: cylinder, torus, sphere, helix, square pyramid, and cube. COMSOL was used to model the mass transfer. I expanded initial model to see the effect of non-isothermal diffusion.

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HB9::Cre-Ert Effiency in ALS Mouse Model

While working at the Motor Neuron Center at Columbia UNiversity, I explored the efficency of HB9 Cre-ERt efficency in limb innervating motor pools. HB9 is a promoter that is expressed higher in dorsal limbs. I collected data on the number of deneratived nerves with the altered HB9 promoter to quanitify efficiency of the recombination.

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Optimization Of NYC Nightlife

The nightlife in NYC is legendary and for good reason. But how does one decide which lounge to attend? This project sought to solve this issue. I collected data from NYC lounges, which was used to create a mixed integer nonlinear problem. I then formulated and simplified the MINLP optimization problems based on data collected and proceeded to solve them in Matlab and python. Taking in user input, the algorithm gave the user the ideal lounge.

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Unmanned Autonomous Cockroach

Cockroaches are a resilient and bothersome insect. However, by outfitting cockroaches with the appropriate control mechanisms we can increase the usefulness of these common household pests.Teaming up with an electrical engineer, a prototype system was implemented using an Arduino Uno. We researched and developed a procedure for applying a control mechanism which provided control over a cockroach movements.

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League of Legends, Side effects, Fake Followers, and More!

Want to see more of my projects? Check out all the above projects and more on my blog. Link below!

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Data Hungry

Data Science, Optimization, Machine Learning, and everything in between

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Matlab & R
Machine Learning
Data Visualization
Data Visualization
Statistics
Statistics
Python
Python & R
VBA
VBA
Excel
Dashboarding
Process Simulation
Modelling
Modelling
Forecasting
SQL
SQL
Mice Models
Mice Models
Convex Optimization
Convex Optimization
Minitab & JMP
Minitab & JMP

Education

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

BS in Chemical Engineering, Cum Laude, 3.5 GPA

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