Andrada was studying Statistics as her undergrad in Bucharest while working a full-time job as a data analyst at Avon. She then realized her passion for data science and decided to do a deep dive by enrolling for a Master of Science degree in Data Science and Analytics in the UK.
During this time, she achieved the Notebooks Master tier on Kaggle where she currently holds her position within the top 30. She is currently working as a Data Scientist at Endava. In her spare time, if she isn't working on a new notebook on Kaggle, Andrada likes to exercise, meditate or cook.
Learn by doing and never be afraid to try.
What can you now do on a Z that you couldn’t do before?
I can approach big data problems and experiment more with less waiting time.
What is the next thing you want to learn or experiment with on your Z?
I would like to experiment with computer vision problems.
How has access to powerful NVIDIA GPUs helped to push your work further?
The RAPIDS software was an incredible booster in my work. It helped me speed up the data preprocessing and model training up 16 times or more. And, if you're working on Kaggle, there are many Grandmasters that use the RAPIDS software frequently and are always eager to help you improve your work.
What’s your favorite Z feature?
The Z software-preload. You can dive right into working your magic without spending any time downloading large data science tools and apps.