Sacha Dubrulle

First name: 
Sacha
Last name: 
Dubrulle
Gender: 
Man
Birthdate: 
Saturday, 7 August, 1993
Title (Role): 
Function: 
Senior Data Engineer
Startdate experiences: 
Thursday, 1 September, 2016
Language
Dutch
Skill
Mother tongue
Language
French
Skill
Mother tongue
Language
English
Skill
Fluent
Language
German
Skill
Moderate
Free time: 

hockey, cycling, tennis and kitesurfing

Description website: 
Sacha graduated in 2016 as a Master’s in Business Engineering with a specialization in Data Analytics from Ghent University. During his studies, he spent one year abroad in Munich at the Technische Universiteit München.
 
After his studies, he started a PhD at the Faculty of Business Administration of Ghent University. As a PhD candidate, he extended his knowledge in Machine Learning & Data Science and taught a master’s course in Spark. Later in his career, he worked as a Data Scientist at Boobook where he worked on projects for a variety of Belgian and international companies in different sectors, among which telecom, travel and gambling.
 
Sacha has expert skills in Python development and broad experience in Modern Data Platform development. He's a certified Azure Data Engineer, Azure Administrator, Spark developer and a certified Terraform expert (infrastructure-as-code). Sacha is an expert in data engineering including platforms like Databricks, Kubernetes, Apache Airflow and naturally Azure.
 
Sacha joined element61 in 2018.
Type
Education
Year
2016
Title
Master in Business Engineering, Data Analytics
Location
Ghent University
Type
Education
Year
2014
Title
Bachelor in Business Engineering
Location
Ghent University
Type
Certificates
Year
2019
Title
Databricks certified developer Apache Spark 2.4
Location
Europe
Type
Certificates
Year
2019
Title
Certified Azure Data Engineer
Location
Europe
Type
Certificates
Year
2020
Title
Certified Azure Administrator
Location
Europe
Skill
Advanced Analytics & Data Mining
Months
36
Skill
Data Visualization
Months
24
Skill
Deep Learning
Months
12
Skill
Extracting, Transformation & Loading (ETL)
Months
24
Skill
Natural Language Processing
Months
6
Skill
Hadoop
Months
8
Skill
Keras
Months
6
Skill
SAS Base
Months
4
Skill
SciPy Stack
Months
48
Skill
CSS
Months
12
Skill
HTML
Months
12
Skill
Java
Months
12
Skill
Javascript
Months
6
Skill
R-Code
Months
36
Skill
SQL
Months
48
Skill
Unix Shell Scripting
Months
24
Skill
Python
Months
48
Skill
Machine Learning
Months
36
Skill
Vue.js
Months
6
Skill
Apache Spark
Months
24
Skill
Tensorflow
Months
12
Skill
Flask
Months
6
Skill
Git
Months
24
Skill
Apache Airflow
Months
18
Skill
Azure Batch
Months
18
Skill
Azure Data Factory
Months
24
Skill
Azure Databricks
Months
24
Skill
Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform
Months
24
Employee
Daphne
Funciton
Data Scientist, freelance
Start year
2017
End year
2018
Employee
boobook
Funciton
Data Scientist
Start year
2017
End year
2018
Employee
Ghent University
Funciton
PhD Student at Faculty of Economics
Start year
2016
End year
2017
Employee
element61
Funciton
Senior Data Engineer
Start year
2018
End year
0
Project
Company
Daphne
Function

At Daphne, Sacha conducted a project aiming to investigate the potential of the data captured by the representatives of Daphne to further improve internal processes. Moreover, he built a dashboarding application using Python and Vue.js to make the existing data more readily available within the company.

Start date
1503784800
End date
1540591200
Men days
0
Project
Company
VOO
Function

Sacha joined its data science team to cover for recent leavers while VOO was in the middle of a migration to the cloud. His role was to monitor a number of data science jobs running daily and to further improve the monitoring tools. On top of this, he was in touch with various departements to handle data analysis requests.

Start date
1501106400
End date
1537826400
Men days
180
Project
Company
undisclosed
Function
The client was an international travel group aiming at extracting more actionable insights from a number of questionnaires, among which a customer satisfaction questionnaire and brand perception questionnaires. The client was offered a solution to categorize the verbatims within these questionnaires.
 
Within the team, Sacha was responsible for the analysis of the various questionnaires and the proof-of-concept for the text-analysis tool. Most of the analysis was performed using R, while the text analysis and POC were built with Python.
Start date
1501106400
End date
1537826400
Men days
0
Project
Company
undisclosed
Function
The client was a large Belgian betting company. As a first part of the project, the existing motivational segmentation was improved to reflect changes in customer behavior. Based on this, the goal was to build a predictive model that would take the online behavioral data as an input.
 
Sacha was responsible for building the initial model on a subset. To allow for scaling the model to the complete dataset, Apache Spark was used.
Start date
1501106400
End date
1537826400
Men days
0
Project
Company
Ghent University
Function

During his time as a PhD-student, Sacha developed his data science skills and investigated a number of topics among which big data analytics, computer vision, natural language processing and neural networks. Furthermore, he was a teaching assistant for the course “Big Data” where he lectured the coding sessions in Python and Apache Spark. For this course, he designed and evaluated the student assessments. Lastly, he supported master students during their master thesis.

Start date
1474840800
End date
1501020000
Men days
0
Project
HR Rapportage
Company
element61
Function

Sacha designed and implemented this project end-to-end using Power BI and Azure Cloud

Start date
1543273200
End date
1544482800
Men days
10
Project
Using AI-Demand Forecasting to drive Supply Chain Planning
Company
Meat&More
Function

Sacha was responsible for the set-up of Scheduling the AI scripts using Apache Airflow. Sacha designed and configured a best-practice set-up running Apache Airflow in a docker on Azure Cloud.

Start date
1544482800
End date
1548543600
Men days
10
Project
Customer intimacy through a Big Data Platform
Company
Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij De Lijn (VVM)
Function

In this project, Sacha's role was supporting Data Engineering and building the first personalization Data Science use-cases. Core technologies used were Pyspark, Databricks, Airflow, Kubernetes and the overall Azure Cloud PaaS components (incl. Azure Data Factory, Azure Batch, Blob Storage, Event Hubs and Azure Functions).

Start date
1548457200
End date
1572217200
Men days
150
Project
Company
Renson
Function

Sacha is supporting the internal data team in optimizing their data platform (resource and cost efficiency). In the next phase, Sacha will support in building predictive models to support the business needs of Renson.

Start date
1572303600
End date
0
Men days
0
Project
Company
Callens
Function

Sacha helped setting up the required components to capture sensordata from their process temperature solutions. He used components in the Azure Cloud (IoT Hub, Data Lake).

Start date
1578783600
End date
0
Men days
10
Project
AI Workbench Selection
Company
Proximus
Function

Sacha supported Proximus in their search for a next-generation machine learning tool. Within this role, he was in touch with the various data scientist teams within Proximus to capture their specific needs and translate this to an RFP. He furthermore assisted the team with a proof-of-concept using the selected tool. In this role, his focus lies on translating the needs of the data science team into a workable solution, keeping in mind the multitude of stakeholders at the organization. 

Start date
1585692000
End date
0
Men days
0
Project
Company
Katoen Natie
Function

Sacha assisted the team in shaping the business requirements and translating these into a functional architecture. Furthermore, he supported & coached the internal team in the adoption of Azure tools such as Data Factory, Databricks, DevOps and Data Lake. 

Start date
1588543200
End date
0
Men days
15
Project
Company
Groupe Rossel
Function

Sacha was responsible for setting up an Azure environment according to best practices. Next to delivery, part of the exercise was knowledge transfer to the internal team.

Start date
1589752800
End date
1592517600
Men days
8
Project
NLP to automate ICD-10 Classification
Company
AZ Sint-Blasius
Function

Sacha has taken up the role of Senior Data Scientist supporting in the strategy of the project, defining the right direction and evaluating the work prepared by a Junior Data Scientist. Sacha was responsible for all end-communication and stakeholder management with the customer. 

Start date
1580684400
End date
1585350000
Men days
5
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