Edward Ma

Based in ยท Bay Area, United States

Hi there, I am Edward! I'm a data scientist at OOCL, where I build and ship machine learning systems at scale.

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Data Science Platform Architecture are my focus field. I initialize a nlpaug (text augmentaion library) for boostup NLP model performance.

"Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another." - Alfred Adler


Data Scientist


Collaborates with product teams to build, deploy AI systems for strategic planning and cornerstone for other AI products. Design and building a cargo classification AI system to monitoring trading pattern change and anomaly detection in a systematic way. Work closely with architecture team to build up a streamline data science platform. Improving efficiency on whole ML cycle including data pipeline, model building, serving and monitoring.

Technology: Python, Microsoft Azure, Goolge Cloud Platform

March 2018 - Present

Open Source Project Initiator

Open Source

Initialized nlpaug python package which is designed to lack of labeled data issue. It is adopted by one of the facebook library (github.com/facebookresearch/AugLy). Cited by more than 40 research papers

Technology: Python

April 2018 - Present

Senior Software Engineer


Analyzes the way our clients do to improve customer experience based on NLP and machine learning methodology. Review application high level architecture design and working with product team to implement the application.

Technology: Python, Java, Node JS, SQL, Hadoop Hive, Hadoop Impala

January 2011 - April 2017



Mentor in Introduction to Personal Branding

Answer learner questions in the discussion forums.

September 2017 - Present


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Computer Science in Data Science
Jan 2020 - 2022

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science
September 2007 - April 2010


Programming Languages & Tools
Tools: Python (Keras, scikit-learn, PyTorch)

Expertise: Machine learning, databases, data lake architecture, applied deep learning

Work in progress: Kubernetes, GCP


Outside of work, I like to capture photos with my wife. I enjoy baking, board games, campfires, cooking, hiking, midnight driving and running.

I unironically enjoy Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande.