About

In a few words...

Writer, Developer, and a bunch of other things

One thing in my life has never changed: change.

  • Birthday: 12 March 1984
  • Website: www.tommasoscotti.com
  • Age: 38
  • Degree: PhD (mathematics)
THE SHORT STORY

I was born and raised in Rome, Italy, but I have been working and living in Japan since 2012. Here I got a PhD in applied mathematics in 2015, and after that I started working for a FinTech company. I also like writing, and in 2021 I published my first novel The Emperor's Umbrella (in Italian, published by Longanesi). Two of my biggest passions are music and martial arts. I started playing the piano when I was 3 and training when I was 15. In my spare time I do Japanese calligraphy, ride my bike, write, read, code, take photos... and I probably forgot something.

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Degrees

2

Papers Published

4

Countries I called Home

2

Books Published

Skills

Python 80%
HMTL/CSS 70%
JavaScript 60%
SQL 60%
Writing 80%
Carbonara 100%

Interests

Piano

Calligraphy

Writing

Training

Photography

Riding

Reading

Traveling

Movies

Bears

Languages

Computers

Testimonials

Resume

How I pay the bills

Summary

Tommaso Scotti

PhD in applied mathematics with extensive experience as developer and data analyst in the financial and advertising technology business. I also publish novels with Longanesi (a publishing house based in Milan). I speak Italian, English and Japanese. And just a bit of Chinese.

Education

PhD in Applied Mathematics

2012-2015

Meiji University, Tokyo Japan

  • Deepened the knowledge of the analytical and numerical techniques used to study systems of differential equations. I focused in particular on reaction-diffusion equations and pattern formation.
  • Spoke at international conferences both in Japan and abroad (list).
  • Published original results on peer-reviewed international scientific journals.

Publications

  1. Scotti T., Mimura M., Wakano J.Y.: Avoiding toxic prey may promote harmful algal blooms", Ecological Complexity, Vol. 21, pp. 157-165, 2015.
  2. Ikeda H., Scotti T., Mimura M.: Shadow system approach to a plankton model generating harmful algal bloom, Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems Vol. 37 No. 2.

Bachelor & Master's in Mathematics

2003-2009

Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

  1. Bachelor's degree in mathematics with thesis: The Euler-Poncaré characteristic and the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem , February 2007.
  2. Master's degree in mathematics with thesis: Reaction-Diffusion equations and applications to mathematical ecology, December 2009.

Professional Experience

Senior Data Analyst

April 2022 - Present

Criteo, Tokyo, Japan

Data Analyst

February 2020 - March 2022

Criteo, Tokyo, Japan

  • Supporting the commercial team providing insights through data analytics.
  • Write SQL queries to extract data from Vertica and Hadoop clusters (Hive/Presto).
  • Create Python scripts to generate reports or provide insights through data visualization.
  • Monitor lifecycle of AB tests, troubleshooting, and general consulting.

Data Scientist

December 2017 - October 2019

Quoine, Tokyo, JP

  • Implemented from scratch a dashboard-like web application providing an interface to run scripts, generate reports, and visualize a variety of data. This tool become very popular and used across multiple departments in the whole company.
  • Developed a tool to detect intra-exchange triangular arbitrage activities and flag user exploiting such opportunities, forbidden by our user agreement.
  • As one of the first 30 employees in Tokyo office I had to wear many hats. In general I contributed to a variety of tasks such as reports automation, data analysis, back-end development, and hiring. In particular, I helped hiring about 40% of my current team.

Developer

October 2015 - November 2017

SBI BITS, Tokyo, JP

  • Run data analytics on financial instruments to improve prop trading business.
  • Contributed to develop a financial web application using a Java Spring MVC framework.
  • As the official bug hunters leader, I have taken care of the testing phase by writing extensive test cases and scenarios.
  • Some bugs that I found were so tricky that my colleagues labeled them “Italian tricks”.

Writing

My Books

Portfolio

My Photos

Check out my Instagram

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  • Nature
  • Urban
  • People
  • B&W
fuji

Fujiyama

Japan

primavera

Spring

Tokyo, Japan

sleepers2

Dream Train

Tokyo, Japan

roppongi

Mystery

Roppongi, Tokyo

winter

Winter

Tokyo, Japan

estate

Summer

Kanagawa, Japan

mare

The Blue

Kanagawa, Japan

autumn

Autumn

Hakone, Japan

bow

Take a bow

Kyoto, Japan

hopper

Tribute to Hopper

Sapporo, Japan

reflections

Reflections

Tokyo, Japan

redlights

Red lights

Fujisawa, Japan

moon

Solitary moon

Fujisawa, Japan

nightwalk

The way home

Fujisawa, Japan

lines

Dots & Lines

Roppongi, Tokyo

commuting

Happiness?

Tokyo, Japan

rain

A date in the rain

Shinjuku, Tokyo

windows

Windows

Fujisawa, Japan

heartcity

The heart of town

Tokyo, Japan

snowfight

Snow fight

Tokyo, Japan

Contact

Contact Me

My Address

Somewhere in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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