Mikhail Zhilkin

Mikhail Zhilkin




I’m a seasoned data scientist interested in rational thinking, automation, data visualisation, machine learning, association football. I work for Arsenal FC by day, and do other things by day, too (I like to sleep at night).

My latest project:

DAtest.me: automated testing of Data Analytics skills. First beta. The plan is to develop an enterprise version that can be used by companies hiring data analysts, or in educational settings.

If you’re also weird and interested in Japanese sumo wrestling:

data.world/cervus/sumo-japan: data on Japanese sumo wrestling: banzuke (ranking tables), results of honbasho (grand tournaments), betting odds.

sumo-japan.netlify.app: my personal blog about analysing the above data using R.

I dabble in data visualisation, too:

QI scores: results of all episodes (before Stephen Fry left the programme) of one of my favourite shows — QI?
Data taken from http://qiscoreboard.com/scores/ and “patched” by me.

Sloppy chart is an extended version of the standard line or bar chart, with each line segment or bar representing two values instead of just one.

My other projects:

ZX Games brings back popular games from the age of ZX Spectrum, so you can play Lode Runner and Boulder Dash on a Windows computer (shame about other platforms).

iSociotype is a web app which determines your (or anyone else’s) sociotype.
Sociotype (or “type of information metabolism”) is the key concept of socionics — a theory of information processing, personality type and intertype relations in terms of psychological compatibility.