Vlad is a principal trainer, mentor and consultant specializing in data science, big data engineering and cloud computing. He has 20+ years of experience solving complex technical and business problems with predictive modeling, statistical analysis and experimental design. He has developed and taught 1,000+ hours of instructor-led hands-on classes in data analytics, predictive modeling and machine learning. Vlad has a Ph.D. in Engineering and a post-graduate degree in Physics. He is a certified Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.