Irina Kukuyeva, Ph. D.

   Data Science Consultant with over 10 years of experience contributing to 
   projects in healthcare, market research, online advertising and remote
My strengths are improving and/or developing solutions and
working as a liaison between the technical and business/clinical 
stakeholders to solve business problems.

 Consulting Services
   My rates depend on the service offered.  If interested, please contact me
   with an overview of your project and your meeting preferences.

The thesis proposed a new dimension reduction technique called Array Independent Component Analysis (AICA) that reduces the volume and noise in non-normally distributed high dimensional data sets.  It is a generalization of Independent Component Analysis to data sets with more than two modes.  One application of the methodology developed is remote sensing, where observations are described by longitude, latitude and wavelength. We focus on analyzing remotely sensed multispectral images of the White Oval on Jupiter (captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Infrared Telescope Facility). AICA uncovers similarities in temperature gradients between the White Oval and the Great Red Spot.

   University of California, Los Angeles
       Ph.D., M.S. in Statistics                                 
       B.A. and S. in Statistics and Economics, Minor in Mathematics
       Coursework includes:
Spatial statistics: Project 1 (2008), Project 2 (2009)
            - Nonparameteric statistics and remote sensing: Project (2009), PhD thesis (2012)