Matthew Warkentin, Visualization Developer in Portland, OR, United States
Matthew Warkentin

Visualization Developer in Portland, OR, United States

Member since March 8, 2019
Since 2014, Matthew has been working professionally in the fields he loves, software and data—culminating in him co-founding the Rubota corporation in 2017. Before that, he spent the past decade at Cornell University conducting scientific research specifically in statistical and biological physics. All in all, Matthew is an engaging, intense communicator with a passion for knowledge and understanding.
Matthew is now available for hire




Portland, OR, United States



Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Linux, Python

The most amazing...

...thing I've done was to co-found Rubota, a supply chain intelligence technology startup.


  • Data Scientist (Generalist)

    2019 - 2020
    Client (via Toptal)
    • Developed end-to-end marketing data and analytics solution including scraping, fusion, predictive modeling, deployment, reporting, and evaluation.
    • Completed studies and proofs of concept for company leadership and regularly advised at that level.
    • Built a hybrid statistical/NLP model for the impact of online reviews.
    • Created a qualitative analysis framework to develop coding schemes for survey responses.
    • Developed a predictive model for an all-in cost of delivery to a customer using years of historical data.
    • Collaborated on a product-pricing model for a prototype-phase eCommerce application.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Matplotlib, Keras, TensorFlow, Scikit-learn, Pandas, SQLAlchemy, SQL, ECS, AWS, Python
  • Co-founder | Vice President of Data and Analytics

    2017 - 2019
    Rubota Corporation
    • Collected and integrated data from disparate sources into a unified model.
    • Worked with the chief engineer to develop a platform data model.
    • Integrated in-house and third-party entity analytics.
    Technologies: Machine Learning, Python
  • Data Scientist

    2014 - 2016
    Thetus Corporation
    • Produced prototypes and handled third-party integrations.
    • Engaged with customers to understand their data and applications.
    • Supported sales and marketing with demonstrations tailored to target customers.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

    2009 - 2014
    Cornell University
    • Authored eight peer-reviewed studies in X-ray science, structural biology, and statistical mechanics.
    • Developed novel analytical and visualization tools to investigate protein conformational motions.
    • Managed teams running experiments at Cornell’s X-ray source and Argonne National Lab under extreme time pressure (typically 24 to 48 hours from start to finish).
    • Built and maintained data pipelines to construct 3D models of macromolecules from 1000s of X-ray images.
    Technologies: Linux, Python
  • Graduate Research Assistant

    2004 - 2009
    Cornell University
    • Pioneered experimental techniques to exploit opportunities in the rapidly-evolving field of structural biology.
    • Standardized and automated existing data collection and processing practices resulting in a greatly increased impact of the final product.
    Technologies: Linux, Python


  • Rubota Corporation

    At Rubota (a supply chain intelligence technology startup), I occupy the roles of co-founder and VP of data and analytics.


  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Pandas, SQLAlchemy, Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Keras, Matplotlib
  • Other

    Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning, Statistics, Physics, Modeling, Full-stack, Software Development, Data Visualization, Data Engineering, Visualization, AWS, ECS, Optimization, Computer Vision
  • Languages

    Python, SQL, JavaScript
  • Paradigms

    Data Science
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux


  • PhD Degree in Physics
    2004 - 2009
    Cornell University - Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics
    2000 - 2004
    UCSC | University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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