I am a data scientist with an extensive background in applied mathematics, consulting, software development, educational technology, bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, physics, and information theory, among others. I have built data-driven products, created novel statistical methods for extracting information and visualizing data, and presented detailed analyses to a huge variety of audiences including executives, customers, and academics.
As a long time technologist, I have much experience programming in Python, C++, Go, and other languages, extensive knowledge of computer science and computer networks, proficiency with major machine learning packages such as scikit-learn and R, experience building websites, and a working understanding of computing hardware including databases and scalability (big data).
Statistics, Machine Learning, Quantitative Analysis of large datasets, development of metrics, experiments, and much more
I taught a part time data science course for professionals with General Assembly in Santa Monica. The course covers a wide variety of data science topics (syllabus). I also developed and QA'd content for the full-time Data Science Immersive course.
Created ALEKS PPL, an artificial intelligence based mathematics placement system. Implemented placement programs at ~100 universities including systems integrations (single sign-on, automated data feeds, etc.), institutional policies, data analysis, marketing strategy, training, and conference presentations. Developed an analytics platform for placement data and assisted numerous schools in their research.
Research in bioinformatics, evolutionary game theory, machine learning, statistical inference, and biochemistry, among others. We created phenotype sequencing, a method of determining which genes are causal for a given phenotype using high-throughput sequencing. We also created a machine learning based strategy for the iterated prisoner's dilemma. See below for more publications.
Doctoral research in Evolutionary Game Theory and Information Theory. Taught many courses from basic math through Calculus III. Five appearances on the list of instructors rated outstanding (top 10%) by students at the University of Illinois. Nominated for multiple departmental and campus-wide teaching awards.