Andy Secker

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Lead Data Scientist at the BBC


Experienced, highly adaptable technologist and research project lead in broadcast media with a PhD in Machine Learning.

From software development to technical specification, systems integration and research project leadership, I have worked on high profile, high impact projects both within the BBC and with partners across academia and industry.

Contributed to standards published by MPEG, DVB, ETSI, EBU, DTG and DUK. A specification I co-wrote now powers over 5 million Freeview Play ( devices in the UK, Software I wrote is used to drive a live metadata service on all terrestrial multiplexes in the UK.

Prior to working in broadcasting I was a successful academic where I specialised in the use of machine learning, namely Artificial Immune Systems and other machine learning methods to solve text mining and bioinformatics problems.

Certified Scrum Master, proficient Java developer and MySQL database wrangler.

I am enthusiastic about bringing on the next generation of engineers and have a history of supervising and mentoring graduate trainees, industrial trainees, and junior staff.