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Xavier Ignacio Gonzalez

Columbia University - Facultad de Ingeniería UBA
Greater New York City Area
Xavier Ignacio González is a Data Scientist with +15 years of experience in the Industry and Academia. In Argentina, his home country, he completed an Industrial Engineering Major in the University of Buenos Aires. Before graduation, he started working for big companies like IBM and General Motors. Since then, he has gained business experience in diverse areas such as Operations, Marketing, and Strategic Sales Planning. After a 2-year assignment to General Motors do Brazil, he became professor of Operations Research in the public University of Buenos Aires, where he also conducts research. His contributions in the fields of Decision Making, Optimization and Agent Based Modeling extend to +20 papers and presentation. He also leads the research project: ‘Big Data in Robust Decision Making in Agriculture Decisions’ founded by Argentine Government. He received the ‘Argentine Presidential Fellowship Award’ to pursue MS degree in Data Science in Columbia University and the Peruilh Scholarship Award to fund his PhD studies. During his staying in NYC, his team’s projects won the first prize in the ‘MINDS Innovation Challenge’ and the ‘Microsoft API prize’ in the DEVFEST Hackathon. Nowadays, he works part-time as an independent consultant for the Oil Industry.

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