Kate Matsudaira

Kate Matsudaira was most recently CTO at Decide where she managed a team of people doing data mining and machine learning.  Before that she was CTO of SEOmoz where she dealt with massive amounts of web crawler data.  She has recently founded a new startup called Pop Forms where Kate says “…we’re not working with a lot of [...]

Hadley Wickham

Hadley Wickham has recently joined Rstudio as Chief Scientist.  Previously, he spent over four years as a statistics professor at Rice University.  Hadley considers himself primarily a tool-builder for data scientists working in R. He is interested in tools that reduce the cognitive burden of solving data science problems. He likes to figure out good ways [...]

Jake Porway

Hi Jake! What is your experience in data analytics and science roles? Computer vision researcher, UCLA, worked to get computers to recognize objects better. Data scientist, Utopia Compression, sold my soul to do R&D for DARPA, erring on the side of the greater good (e.g. automated landmine removal as opposed to automated baby exploding). Data [...]

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Scott Nicholson

Scott is the Chief Data Scientist at Accretive Health, working on uncovering insights that will help doctors increase the quality of care while decreasing cost.  Previously he was a Product Manager of Optimization/Analytics  at Adara Media and then more recently a Data Scientist at LinkedIn. What is your educational background and how has it compared you for [...]

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Antonio Piccolboni

Antonio began his career in bioinformatics, spending 10 years split between academia and industry.   He then worked  for a web ratings company, Quantcast, then a social network, Hi5, as a data scientist. Currently he is an independent consultant. Hi Antonio! What is your educational background and how has it prepared you for your role in this [...]

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Kate Matsudaira

Kate Matsudaira was most recently CTO at Decide where she managed a team of people doing data mining and machine learning.  Before that she was CTO of SEOmoz where she dealt with massive amounts of web crawler data.  She has recently founded a new startup called Pop Forms where Kate says “…we’re not working with a lot of [...]

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Christyn Perras

Christyn is currently a quantitative analyst at Youtube.  Previously she worked at Slide, a social gaming startup where she also performed quantitative analysis on product features.  She has also worked as a statistician at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Center for Clinical Research and INC Research (pharmaceutical CRO). Hi Christyn!  What is your educational background and how [...]

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John Cook

John Cook started out in applied math and worked for University of Texas and Vanderbilt University. He then left [...]

Andrew Eichenbaum

Andrew Eichenbaum is the Head of Research and Analytics at Yummly, a semantic web search engine for food, cooking and [...]

Kovas Boguta

Kovas Boguta has previously worked at Wolfram Research and Wolfram Alpha in various research roles.  He then went on to [...]

Jonathan Hsu

Jonathan is currently an Analytics and Data Science Manager at Facebook .  In this role, he manages a team of [...]

Ding Zhou

Ding is currently Chief Scientist at Klout overseeing its data product,  engineering and infrastructure teams. At Klout, Ding developed and helped establish [...]

Venu Anuganti

Venu Anuganti is a experienced consultant, advising the construction of massive data architectures for many technology companies in Silicon Valley. [...]