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.

My company, Polynumeral, works with organizations of all sizes to tackle data-intensive projects. Besides advising on hard data problems, we spearhead complex projects, assist in product development, provide a critical look at how organizations are using data, and mentorstaff.

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Kind Words

If you’re new to Data Science, you should get help from an expert. We enlisted Max to help us hit the ground running and his results have exceeded even our own high expectations!
- Oliver Hurst-Hiller, CTO DonorsChoose.org
Thank you so much for your efforts to help us put together a data team. We are so excited with the results, and we could not have done it without you.
- Lon Binder, Vice President, Technology,
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Public Work

Thinking with Data

Thinking with Data

In January 2014, O'Reilly Media released Thinking with Data. The book is a deep dive on how to go beyond the tools and math techniques that dominate the data science discussion to get to important issues like asking the right questions, working with decision makers, and making coherent arguments.

OkTrends

OkTrends

Max Shron 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 Max Shron, helped dramatically raise the profile of the company, leading to a doubling of revenue two years in a row.

Transit Cuts

New York Times

In a piece for the Midwest Edition of the Sunday New York Times, Max Shron 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

Mapping Flu Rates

Dr. Vanja Dukic and Max Shron 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.