Maria M. Wellen is a Statistical Consultant for the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Colombia and a Master degree in Statistics from the University of Kentucky. Maria is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries since December 2017. Maria competes for machine learning/deep learning through Kaggle, a data science competition owned by Google. Maria is a Kaggle expert, placing in the top 7% in the Airbus Ship detection challenge, and in the top 7% in the RSNA Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection challenge.