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I am the Chief Data Scientist at O'Reilly Media and founder of Verisi Data Studio. I'm also an advisor to a few exciting startups and organizations: Databricks, Tacyhon Nexus, SparkBeyond, Graphistry, the ASI, Yakit, and The Center for Data Intensive Science (University of Chicago). I have applied Business Intelligence, Data Mining and Statistical Analysis in a variety of domains including
Financial Engineering, Direct Marketing, Consumer and Market Research, Targeted Advertising, and Text Mining. My background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services. At O'Reilly, I work on custom research and consulting projects, involving all aspects of data intelligence: data acquisition, data transformation and management, analytics, and visualization. In the process, I help companies understand developments in a wide-range of emerging technology topics, including social media, (mobile) application platforms, big data and analytics, and frugal innovation. I remain interested in Quantitative Finance and my musings can be found on my blog The Practical Quant.

An ex-academic, I was an Assistant Professor at U.C. Davis and was the founding Department Chair for Statistics and Mathematics at C.S.U. Monterey Bay. I have been a visiting member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and have taught at U.C. Santa Barbara and the University of the Philippines.

I enjoy writing and have written and published on topics ranging from Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Finance, Marketing Research, and Technology. I am a member of the Editorial Board of the Big Data Journal.

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