I'm a mathematician from Colorado. I'm interested in how data science can advise public opinion research and policy development. I live and work in London.
I co-founded Gower Street Analytics, an ambitious data science startup that used machine learning and statistical models to help new film releases find their audience.
Before that I was Director, Data Science at NBCUniversal International. I started the data science programme at Universal Pictures International and lead other projects with TV, digital distribution and home entertainment.
I frequently teach courses on data science and functional programming. I am an associated faculty member at the Frankfurt Big Data Lab and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. I like programming in Racket.
I'm also a Ph.D. researcher in pure mathematics at Queen Mary University of London. In particular, I study Bost-Connes systems and applications of noncommutative geometry to number theory.
|14 Jul - 25 Aug||Data Specialist/Governance adviser with TBI in Freetown, Sierra Leone.|
|12 - 23 Jun May 2017||Visiting Brussels and colleagues at the European Commission.|
|8 - 9 Jun 2017||Teaching a course on Topological Data Analysis at the Topics in Big Data II course for the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.|
|30 May 2017||Joining an Advisory Board and participating in research for a project on Data Acquisition and Blending to Improve the Quality of Healthcare Analytics.|
|3 May 2017||Resigned from Gower Street Analytics, after building a small but highly effective data science team.|
|Apr 2017||Visited NYC and Washington, D.C. to learn about computation social science and applications of predictive analytics to public opinion research.|
|8 Nov 2016||What "Data Driven" means in Hollywood" presentation at the Rave Technologies Publishing Conference 2016.|
|22 Sep 2016||Spoke at Big Data in Hollywood conference at Film University Babelsberg.|
|12 Sep 2016||On the panel Transforming the Big Screen with Big Data at IBC 2016.|
|10 Aug 2016||Headed a Q&A session on different job roles in data science at Pivigo's Science 2 Data Science.|
|Jan 2016 - Jun 2016||Leading a study group on functional programming.|
|May 2016||Preparing a new course on topological data analysis for Topics in Big Data II at Barcelona GSE.|
|11 Apr 2016||Attending CinemaCon in Las Vegas.|
|22 Mar 2016||Speaking about data science for businesses at the Barcelona Data Science Meeting 2016.|
|9 - 11 Nov 2015||Visiting Denver, Colorado.|
|1 - 6 Nov 2015||Visiting Los Angeles for meetings with film studios.|
|18 Oct 2015|| Gower Street Analytics partners with Rentrak to build new data science products for the global movie market.|
Press Release. Deadline article. Variety article.
|2 Jul 2015||Giving a lecture to Ringvorlesung - Entrepreneurship on data science and the movie business.|
|22 - 25 Jun 2015||Visiting Barcelona for CineEurope 2015.|
|8 - 12 Jun 2015||Visiting Brussels.|
|21 May 2015||Speaking on content acquisition and management strategies at the CSI Summit 2015 - Future of TV Business Models. CANCELED|
|16 Apr 2015||Expert article on Operations Research as a Data Science Problem at odbms.org.|
|2 Mar 2015||Co-founded Gower Street Analytics with Dimitrios Mitsinikos.|
|27 Feb 2015||Resigned Director, Data Science position at NBCUniversal International.|
|6 - 8 Dec 2014||Visiting the Master in Data Science programme at Barcelona GSE|
|18 Nov 2014||Speaking at the Inspired by Big Data session at DICON2014 in Seoul, Korea. Watch the video.|
|20 Sep 2014||Talking about monetization strategies with big data in the media at the CII Big Picture Summit in New Delhi, India.|
|13 Sep 2014||Speaking at the "Big Data: Hype or Reality?" session at IBC2014. Watch the video.|
|4 - 8 Aug 2014||Teaching database and SQL basics at Science 2 Data Science|
|16 - 20 Jun 2014||Visiting Brussels on business with the European Commission and H2020.|
|22 -26 May 2014||Visiting New York on personal business.|
|14 - 15 May 2014||Speaking at the Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit in London|
|Jan - Apr 2014||Teaching a study group on functional programming every Thursday evening in London|
|11 - 13 Feb 2014||Attending the O'Reilly Strata Conference in Santa Clara|
|5 - 7 Feb 2014||Working at Universal Studios in Los Angeles|
|29 Sep 2013||Speaking on using Racket for predictive analytics in the media at RacketCon in Boston.|
|25 - 30 Sep 2013||Visiting Boston for the International Conference on Functional Programming|
|23 Sep 2013||Interview with Prof. Roberto V. Zicari at odbms.org|
|9 Jul 2013||Panel discussion on Big Data at the Customer Insight and Analytics Exchange 2013 in London.|
|6 - 7 Jun 2013||Workshop in Big and Open Data with Johann Stan at the European Young Innovators Forum Unconvention in Brussels. See video.|
|21 - 22 May 2013||Leading a tutorial on Big Data and Predictive Analytics at the Polish Business Analysis Summit 2013 in Warsaw.|
|8 - 12 Apr 2013||Attending the Workshop on Grothendieck-Teichmüller Theory and Multiple Zeta Values in Cambridge.|
|16 Jan - 3 Apr 2013||Running a study group in Software Engineering and Functional Programming (following SICP).|
|04 Mar - 08 Mar 2013||Visiting Brussels as an independent expert/evaluator for the European Commission/FP7.|
|26 Feb - 28 Feb 2013||Attending the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, CA.|
|21 Feb - 25 Feb 2013||Visiting Universal Pictures' offices in Los Angeles.|
|4 Dec 2012||Speaking at the UCL Undergrad Maths Colloquium; giving a friendly intro to quantum groups.|
|14 Nov 2012||Speaking at the UCCS maths dept; giving a mathematical intro to quantum groups.|
|19 Oct 2012||Speaking at Big Data Innovation, Dublin.|
|15 Oct 2012 to Late Dec||Running a study group in class field theory.|
|10 Oct 2012||Attending the Haskell eXchange at Skills Matter, London.|
I like to keep learning and studying new things. I especially like it as a social activity. So if you'd like to chat maths, programming, or physics please get in touch. Right now (Mar 2015) I'm studying C, Class Field Theory, and machine learning.
Quantum groups, Grothendieck-Teichmüller groups, noncommutative geometry, Bost-Connes systems, machine learning, statistical modeling & forecasting.
Maths: algebraic geometry, differential geometry & topology, riemannian geometry, class field theory, anabelian geometry, elliptic curves, and more...
Physics: classical mechanics, electricity & magnetism, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, and more...
Computer Science: programming language theory, functional programming languages (haskell, erlang in particular), systems programming (c and go in particular), purely functional data structures, more data structures and algorithms, compile design, machine learning and more...