About Me

Ancient photo of Luc in his ancestral habitat.

Hi there! I'm Luc. I'm a programmer, machine learning nerd, and a big fan of puns. I have a degree in biology, but--like seemingly everyone my age with a college education--I don't really work in my original field of study.

I'm currently a freelance data scientist and python developer. At any given moment I can be found collecting (and sometimes even reading) O'Reilly programming textbooks, cleaning data, training machine learning models, writing visualization code, or trying to figure out how twitter works.

I fancy myself an autodidact, which is just a pretentious way of saying I'm a self taught programmer and I don't shy away from working on things I don't already understand. In my (admittedly humble) opinion, being an expert doesn't always mean you know everything, it just means you know how to learn anything.

If you'd like to yell at me about my opinions and why they're wrong, or if you'd like to hire me for a project (or both!) please feel free to reach out on Twitter.

Stuff I Use

Programming Languages

  • Python
  • R
  • Matlab
  • SQL
  • HTML and CSS
  • (Basic) Javascript

Stuff I've Done


October 2017 - May 2018

RankSense is an SEO company specializing in data driven insights. RankSense's software allows us to dynamically change SEO related page content (such as meta descriptions and title tags). Over dozens of past clients and millions of lines of data, we use machine learning to determine the best changes to make so your site gets more traffic faster.

At RankSense I was responsible for a myriad of data science and general development tasks, from A/B testing, to developing flask APIs, to training convolutional neural nets and visualizing results. Most of my work was done in Python, but R was also used occasionally for proof of concept work.


July 2016 - October 2017

Brook.ai is a health management startup focused on making Diabetes easier to manage. Brook provides data driven insights into a user's health data (steps, blood glucose, sleep, etc.) through both automated analyses and one-on-one text-based counseling from certified Diabetes Educators and Dieticians.

As the data scientist at Brook.ai, I was responsible for developing and maintaining the entire data pipeline, from app usage metrics to health data. If there was a question about the data, I was the one to ask.

Princeton Review

March 2014 - 2016

As a tutor for The Princeton Review, I helped to mould the minds of our young ones. Or I helped them improve their SAT scores, at least.

Proulx Lab (UCSB)

October 2013 - September 2014

While I was a lab manager in the Proulx Lab at UCSB I ordered reagents and supplies, directed undergraduate researchers, and ensured that the lab environment was running smoothly. And of course I helped the more senior researchers with different ongoing experiments as needed.