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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Portfolio

Data Visualization

cyclingnews.com
01/13/2020
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.

cyclingnews.com
07/29/2019
2019 Tour de France in 10 interactive charts | Cyclingnews.com

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.

GitHub
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.

Bracket-buddy
Bracket Buddy Application

March Madness: 68 teams enter a single-elimination tournament with the chance to win 6 games and call themselves a National Champion. Bracket Buddy will help fill your bracket using machine learning to predict the winners.

Budding-belly-buttons
Dashboard showing bacterial diversity

Visualizing bacterial diversity in belly buttons using D3, Plotly, Javascript, in a dynamic Bootstrap-styled responsive web site, drawing data form a Flask/SQLAlchemy/SQLite back end.

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.

News & Interviews

cyclingnews.com
07/22/2019
Artificial intelligence and the Tour de France: NTT's race predictors | Cyclingnews.com

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.

Science articles

cyclingnews.com
12/11/2018
Rasmussen on micro-blood doping study: I told you so | Cyclingnews.com

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 Ekstrabladet.dk, Michael Rasmussen reacted, "I told you so!".

Cyclingnews.com
12/05/2015
Five key points of Chris Froome's physiological data | Cyclingnews.com

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.

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