Michael A. Palazzolo, Ph.D.

I have an interest in modeling stochastic mechanisms to facilitate understanding and prediction. I would like to work with a team of creative individuals who I can both contribute to and learn from. Please peruse the menu on the left for more information. Thanks for taking a look!


  • Current Interests:
    • Statistical Data Analysis / Machine Learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Data Visualization w/ D3
    • Signals and Image Analysis

  • Coding and Analysis Tools (ordered by proficiency):
    • Python/Scikit-learn/Pandas
    • R
    • Matlab/Octave
    • JavaScript & D3
    • NoSQL, SQL, MapReduce, Hive
    • Java / Java3D
    • C/C++

  • Machine Learning Solutions: I am a scientist with 10+ years of predictive analytics experience. I understand the computational importance of vectorization, think in an object-oriented context, and am familiar with source-code management. I am currently consulting with Microsoft (XBOX) as a Data Scientist. I am operationalizing a predictive engine to generate probability of game test failures to streamline certification.

  • Other Notable Skills:
    • Primate Neurosurgery
      • Independently led and performed cranial implantation
        • Craniotomies
        • Dural Microdissection
      • Anatomical localization using multiple coordinate transformations
        • MRI voxels → Surgical Stereotax Coords → Recording Chamber Coords
    • Cortical Implant Fabrication
      • Independently designed and machined cortical recording chambers
      • Parts and Assemblies designed in Solidworks
      • Familiar with operation of a 3-axis Haas CNC