Meet Luke – our first Data Scientist!

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A warm welcome to Luke Vinton the final introduction in the line up of 4 new starters we have welcomed into the Cervus family over the past few weeks, and as our 1st Data Scientist someone we wanted to say a little more about.

Luke is a University of Manchester physics graduate, and completed a PhD in Particle Physics at University of Sussex – with a Thesis on the “Measurement of Muon Neutrino Disappearance with the NOvA Experiment” if any of us needed reminding how impressive his mind is!  Luke worked at the Office of National Statistics after his PhD as a Higher Statistical Officer and then more recently for UserReplay as a Data Scientist. Luke joins us on a full time basis, as a pivotal part of a fast growing team of software and data engineers, including two 2021 graduates, helping us build out our capacity and expertise.

Luke Says:

“I joined Cervus because of the wide range of interesting projects ready to be explored. During the interview process it was obvious that the company are a cohesive team full of smart and approachable people. Overall the first month at Cervus have been great! Everyone is friendly and made me feel welcome. The first couple of weeks consisted of carefully produced inductions on each of the companies projects. Since then I have been integrated into a few projects and I have already been out on field work.”

Paddy Little, Cervus' Technical Director Said:

“We are hugely looking forward to getting Luke unleashed on the numerous data challenges and opportunities we see ahead of us, whether immersing in the sheer scale and ambition of the USMC Wargaming project, realising our ambitions for our Hive analytics platform, exploring human performance data in the conduct of the Cambrian Patrol competition or looking ahead to some exciting new projects we launch into this autumn.  Welcome Luke! Great to see you here!”