• Mentioned in HBR's "What Data Scientists Really Do"

    There is much confusion about what data scientists do or even what what qualifies someone as a data scientist. In practice, this largely depends on the organization and problem domain. Hugo Bowne-Anderson’s Harvard Business Review article, What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists, tackles this question, using...

  • Upcoming lectures at the Hoover Institution's nICE

    I am excited to teach aspiring computational economists at the new Initiative on Computational Economics. This is the latest incarnation of Ken Judd’s legendary ICE summer program to teach graduate students how to correctly compute answers to economic problems. I will speak on both software engineering methods for scientists and...

  • Now consulting!

    I like to “do science” and to help people. But, often people ask me if I can help them solve their business problems which put me in an impossible bind. How could I help a friend or client yet not short-change my employer? As of today, I can help you...

  • DataFramed interviews me on real-world data science and its application to trucking

    Today, DataCamp.com launched a new podcast on data science, DataFramed, in which Hugo Browne-Anderson interviews me and several other top data scientists, including Hilary Mason, Christopher T. Volinsky (AT&T), David Robinson (Stack Overflow), Claudia Perlich (DStillery), and Maëlle Salmon. My interview is a wide-ranging discussion about practicing data science, how...

  • It's on! Seattle Data Science Journal Club's inaugural meeting

    I love working as a data scientist in industry with rich data and fascinating, real-world problems. But, I miss having access to high quality seminars where I can discuss the latest research and ideas with peers. Looking at the flourishing data science journal clubs in Silicon Valley and London, I...

  • Welcome!

    I created this site to share my thoughts about data science with scientists outside my immediate circle of colleagues. In the weeks ahead, I will share war stories, best practices, and practical research for practitioners, all based on several decades of using math, software, theory, and, of course good judgment...