Simon Benhamou

Data scientist senior

Moves to Paris

  • 48.8546
  • 2.34771
  • Indicative rate €800 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 100%
  • Response time 1h
Propose a project The project will only begin when you accept Simon's quote.

Availability not confirmed

Part time, 4 days a week

Propose a project The project will only begin when you accept Simon's quote.

Location and geographical scope

Paris, France
Can work in your office at
  • Paris and 50km around


Company size
  • 2 - 10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people



  • Anglais

    Full professional proficiency

  • Français

    Native or bilingual


Skills (15)

  • Languages
  • Beginner Intermediate Advanced
  • Beginner Intermediate Advanced
  • SQL
    Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Simon in a few words

Je mène depuis 7 ans des projets techniques depuis la phase de formulation du problème jusqu'à l'industrialisation des algorithmes développés, en passant par la R&D. Je peux vous accompagner sur les problématiques suivantes:

  • Traduction des besoins business en problèmes de mathématiques appliquées
  • Expertise en traitement de données, machine learning, deep learning et en statistiques (fréquentiste ou bayesienne)
  • Encadrement technique de data scientists
  • Mise en production d'algorithmes



Press & Media

Head of Data Science

Paris, France

September 2017 - Today

  • Worked closely with the product and dev teams to build a successful media buying solution from scratch
  • Recruited, managed and provided technical mentorship to data scientists
  • Researched and coordinated efforts to deploy real time bidding algorithms with volume and latency constraints (40k predictions/second, 5ms latency)
  • Researched and deployed semantic embeddings for keyword suggestion and reach estimation

MFG Labs

Consulting & Auditing

Data scientist

Paris, France

February 2014 - July 2017

  • Data driven cross-country media optimization (offline and online) for an automotive company
  • Hotel meta-search (tripadvisor, trivago) bidding automation & optimization for a leading travel agency
  • Designed a recommender system for newsletter personalization of 10M users, driving a 20% sales increase
  • Research and development of algorithms for real time bidding algorithms
  • Study of log-level site-centric data to evaluate display campaign impacts andtarget segmentation
  • Quantitative analysis of Facebook likes for media buying optimization: large scale clustering, affinity prediction under reach constraint
  • Built a web application to predict real estate prices in France

Crédit Agricole SA - Groupe Crédit Agricole

Banking & Insurance

FX Structurer

New York, États-Unis d'Amérique

July 2013 - August 2014

Conception, pricing and trade of foreign exchange structured products, sales
training, programming of a pricing interface for complex structured products

Pierre Delarroqua - Uber


It's very simple: I learned everything about the foundations of Machine Learning and rigorous programming with Simon, and I've never found a more skilled Data Scientist since then (that was 4 years ago) Not only is he very skilled in Statistics, Data Science and Programming, he's also very knowledgeable about many subjects, and he was a great manager/mentor to me. Just pick Simon if you're serious about the project you want to realize


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