Data Science is the craft of answering hard questions with data, often massive amounts.
Data Strategy is the art of helping organizations absorb the skills and reap the benefits of Data Science at every level.
I work with organizations of all sizes to tackle data-intensive projects. I can spearhead complex product development, provide a critical look at how you are using data, mentor staff, or assist with talent selection.
Let's get in touch and figure out how I can help you achieve your goals.
I worked behind the scenes at OkCupid as the company's Data Scientist, leading analyses of terabytes of data. The OkTrends blog, featuring data analysis by Christian Rudder and myself, helped dramatically raise the profile of the company, leading to a doubling of revenue two years in a row.
New York Times
In a piece for the Midwest Edition of the Sunday New York Times, I analyzed the effect of the 2010 Chicago transit cuts on waiting times and late-night bus and train service. Comparing the results against Census data on race, class and public transit use, the data suggested no evidence of discrimination.
Mapping Flu Rates
Dr. Vanja Dukic and I combined data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the US Census, Google Flu Trends and other databases to investigate the connection between air travel and flu rates.