Archive | March, 2013

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 academia and worked as a software developer for Western Atlas, an oilfield service company, and for NanoSoft, a small consulting company. Then for over a decade John worked in biostatistics at M. D. Anderson Cancer [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Antonio Piccolboni

Antonio began his career in bioinformatics, spending 10 years split between academia and industry.   He then worked  for a web [...]

Kate Matsudaira

Kate Matsudaira was most recently CTO at Decide where she managed a team of people doing data mining and machine learning. [...]

Christyn Perras

Christyn is currently a quantitative analyst at Youtube.  Previously she worked at Slide, a social gaming startup where she also [...]

John Cook

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

Hadley Wickham

Hadley Wickham has recently joined Rstudio as Chief Scientist.  Previously, he spent over four years as a statistics professor at Rice [...]