Fagner brings data expertise to the SuSy team

Data is central to what SuSy does. We’ve hired Fagner to help build up the datasets we need to power our unique property insights.

What’s your role?

I am a Data Scientist.

What’s your story?

I’m a theoretical physicist with seven years of research experience in particle physics. I’m completing a Masters in Economics, focusing on Econometrics, Macroeconomics and Data Science, at the University of Bristol. I wanted to move from an academic career to a profession in the sustainability sector, ideally devoted to current problems resulting from the climate breakdown. It turns out that my goals and skills coincided with SuSy’s objectives, as well as with the team’s growth.

Why were you interested in SuSy?

The development of SuSy House is a formidable project and one that could bring immense social and economic value to our community. The app is pioneering in the sustainability and energy sectors: it tackles the complex task of assessing the energy efficiency of domestic buildings in the UK, and potentially any home around the globe. The challenge and intrinsic value of this role is what made me truly excited about SuSy. I believe that the skills of a physicist and aspiring economist are in precise alignment with those required by a Data Scientist in this context.

What do you think will be the biggest challenges?

On a practical level, the challenges are many. We first need to investigate the available data for the theories and regression tools we intend to implement, ensuring that their predictive power can reach homes across the entire country. At a market level, we need to stay up-to-date on the modernization and decarbonization of the National Grid, the supply of natural gas, and the development of new technologies. It’s also essential to be familiar with modern machine learning techniques, data collection and visualization tools that are emerging at a fantastic rate.

What are you looking forward to?

I’m excited to collaborate with brilliant people from different areas of expertise. Having the opportunity to learn about the process and observe the results of our work is going to be a real privilege. I look forward to witnessing the construction and realization of the value derived from our collective work.

What do you enjoy outside of work?

I like simple activities like walking, cycling and being with my friends. Bristol is a beautiful city and I love being able to easily access parks and places of great historical significance like the river, harbour and ships.