Harrison Pim

I'm a data scientist / machine learning engineer with a background in computational / quantum physics. I write loads of python and a little bit of everything else.

I like working on hard R&D problems involving computer vision, natural language processing, graph theory, representation learning, recommendation systems, and information retrieval.
I love turning those research projects into services which help people in the real world.

Experience

Data Scientist, Wellcome Collection
2018-

Developing ML-infused algorithms and experimental APIs for search, exploration, and discovery of stuff on wellcomecollection.org.

Data Analyst, The British Museum
2016-2018

Distilled huge datasets to understand visitors' motivations, expectations, and needs when visiting the museum online and IRL.

Data Science Intern, Great Little Place
2015-2015

Built a matching/recommendation system for an app with hundreds of thousands of users around the world.

Education

University College London (UCL)
2012-2016
Windsor Boys' School
2007-2012
  • A-Level Maths (A), Physics (A), Design (C)
  • 13 GCSEs between A* - B

Skills + Tools

Machine learning
pytorch, sklearn, tensorflow
Data science
jupyter, pandas, numpy, scipy, spacy, neo4j, networkx, elasticsearch, SQL
Web development
typescript, javascript, next.js, react, tailwind, prisma, jest, playwright, stripe, jekyll, fastapi, flask
Deployment
docker, git, github actions, terraform, AWS, vercel, netlify, supabase
Things I'm learning
scala, go, jax

Other Stuff

Teaching and mentoring

I try to share what I've learned through blog posts, reusable code, and/or talks at conferences and universities.
I've advised, mentored, and supervised first-time conference speakers, artists, researchers in industry and academia, grant funding applicants, and students all the way from GCSE to PhD.

Responsible machine learning

I care a lot about the ethical implications of my work. I'm a member of Mozilla's Building Trustworthy AI working group and the Museums + AI Network.

Software development

I've built a lot of open source tools, sites, and services outside of work to sharpen my own development skills and experiment with new technologies.

Cycling and outdoor swimming

I like swimming outdoors, especially through the winter. I've been cycling in London for eight years and I've only been hit by four cabs.