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Christian Monson

Owner @ Bracken Fern LLC
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Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Data Science are amazing tools. With these skills in your belt you can work in a wide range of industries in Tech and Engineering. Let me help you master these technical skills so that you can accomplish amazing things.

For 9 years between 2009 and 2021 I worked in industry as a Machine Learning Scientist specializing in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Speech Recognition. Five of those years I spent at Amazon improving the Alexa personal assistant. Currently I run a YouTube Channel, A.I. Talks (bit.ly/ai-talks), that explains NLP and Speech systems to everyday people.

While the technical aspects of the systems I developed in industry are interesting, I found I enjoyed teaching NLP to my co-workers so much that I struck out on my own to educate others. In addition to my YouTube channel I tutor and mentor professionally--in 2020, I was a Top 10% Tutor on Wyzant (a popular tutoring platform).

During the 2000’s I was a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University and a postdoc at Oregon Health & Science University. I completed my Bachelor’s in Computer Science, with minors in Math and Physics, from Brigham Young University in 2000.

Whether you are a professional teaching yourself NLP and machine learning, a student learning these topics at university, or a new-hire at a tech company feeling your way forward in a world of data, I can be your mentor and coach to help you achieve your goals.

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5 out of 5 stars

Christian is a wonderful mentor. Every minute spent with him has been helpful in honing my career. Thank you very much!



5 out of 5 stars

Christian, is very knowledgable about the field of ML. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to make progress in this field.



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