Laura Weislo

Data Analyist, Content Creative

Location icon United States

Problem solver and communicator with expertise in data analytics, journalism, and biotechnology. A highly motivated self-starter and creative thinker able to keep cool under tight deadlines.

Programming: Python, Javascript, R, Git
Data Visualization: D3, Tableau, Pandas/Matplotlib, Plotly
Data mining: SQL, Machine Learning, NLP
Presentation: HTML, CSS, Content Management, Bootstrap

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Data Visualization
Tour de France: Visualising how the race was won

(Image credit: Getty Images Sport) The 2020 Tour de France was a race of sudden reversals - from Tadej Pogacar's stunning run up La Planche des Belles Filles to snatch the overall victory from Primoz Roglic, to Peter Sagan's relegation in the sprint on stage 11 and Richard Carapaz losing his grip on the polka-dot jersey on the penultimate stage.
Pro cycling by numbers: conclusions from the last decade

(Image credit: Bettini Photo) In recent times there has been plenty of talk about the demise of road racing, with even former WorldTour riders like Peter Stetina, Laurens ten Dam and Lars Boom shifting their focus to gravel, and the EF Education First team adding an 'alternative racing' calendar to the mix.
Masters of the Monuments: Merckx, De Vlaeminck still dominate the stats

(Image credit: Getty Images Sport) In cycling, there are five races that are considered 'Monuments': Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Paris-Roubaix, Il Lombardia, Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Flanders. They are the foundation of the sport's one-day race format and the origin story of professional cycling.
2019 Tour de France in 10 interactive charts |

The 2019 Tour de France is a wrap, with Egan Bernal ( Team Ineos) claiming Colombia's first overall victory in the race and inking his name in the annals of Tour history as one of the youngest riders to ever win the race.

Visualizing the 2018 Tour de France

Visualizing data from the 2018 Tour de France. Contribute to lweislo/tour-de-awesome- development by creating an account on GitHub.

Web scraping, MongoDB

A web application to scrape various bits of data relating to the Mars mission, collected into MongoDB then displayed on a responsive, Bootstrap-styled front end with Flask/PyMongo.

Science articles
When is a positive not a positive? COVID-19 and the Tour de France

(Image credit: Getty Images Sport) Disclaimer: The coronavirus pandemic is a serious problem and COVID-19 has led to over 800,000 deaths worldwide. There is no doubt that people should be taking every precaution to keep from spreading SARS-CoV-2. This information is not meant to contradict public health policy or inform medical decisions.
Five key points of Chris Froome's physiological data |

Although Chris Froome made public the data of his physiological tests in an attempt to silence his critics, the information published in Esquire magazine only served to raise more questions about the missing pieces.Related Articles Cyclingnews spoke to Dr Andrew Coggan, a professor at Washington University School of Medicine and co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter, about what the data could tell us about what makes Froome such a dominant rider.
Rasmussen on micro-blood doping study: I told you so |

Danish researchers have published a study in which they demonstrate a five per cent increase in a cycling time trial effort after an infusion of just 135ml (4.5 ounces) of the subject's own packed red blood cells. In his column on, Michael Rasmussen reacted, "I told you so!".

News & Interviews
Artificial intelligence and the Tour de France: NTT's race predictors |

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and data analysis have been revolutionizing sport around the world, and the Tour de France is just at the beginning of an effort to incorporate high technology into professional cycling. Working with technical partner NTT (formerly Dimension Data), the race has offered an increasing amount of live data to fans through ASO's Race Center app.

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