Places I’ve worked

Big Apple Data Science was a moonlight consultancy that Luke and I ran on the side. We did machine learning, predictive modeling, and solved statistical problems for scientific and industrial customers. We shut it down after I moved abroad and are currently not taking new work.

Integral Ad Science is a company where I’m currently a data scientist. They are headquartered in NYC but I work full-time remote from Europe.

Collective Media is an ad tech company in NYC where I was a data scientist. We worked with R, Python, and the Hadoop ecosystem. We also had Netezzas, which are interesting special-purpose machines.

Columbia University Energy and Tribology Lab: At Columbia, I spent a few years as a researcher for Professor Elon Terrell. Our toolchain was Linux, Python, Mathematica, and LaTeX. We did projects mostly related to the friction, wear and lubrication of carbon nanocomposites. I worked on several projects, including the design and construction of an instrumented friction testing machine, programming CNC mills to fabricate machine parts, and writing instrumentation control software in Labview.

Tyco Electronics is a hardware company in Middletown, Pennsylvania that makes electrical signaling and power transfer connectors. I spent summer 2012 in their R&D department on a project hunting for parts failures. I was applying HALT/HASS reliability methods to early detection of latent manufacturing defects in high-bandwidth industrial signalling connectors. This is a really cool project and you should read more it about on the Projects page.

Traylor Brothers Heavy Civil Engineering, Underground Division: I spent the summer of 2011 as an undergraduate intern on the East Side Access LIRR expansion project in New York City. We were operating a pair of 22 foot diameter TBM’s, and boring tunnels from Long Island to Grand Central Station. I ran a topside support construction project and wrote a few chunks of software that automated inventory management for our spare machine parts (of which there were lots – like 50,000 SKU’s).

Argonne National Laboratory: I spent two consecutive summers working at ANL in Chicago. My projects were related to the development of improved thin-film coatings and related materials. A few summers ago, I worked for what was at that time a young startup called It’s now one of the dominant web printshops, a fact which I attribute solely to my efforts hacking on badly-composed Javascript for their marketing department. I also spent about half my time doing non-technical marketing stuff.

Montana Democratic Party: During 2008 and 2009, I was an undergrad and the sole memeber Montana Democratic Party’s IT department. When I started they had a (mostly broken) static HTML site and nearly-nonexistent email marketing. I deployed a Drupal site (which is still up as of this writing. Check it out!), revamped their email marketing, and solved many, many helpdesk problems. I also did some of their graphic design, mostly for print.

Carroll College IT Department: I spent a few years in the Helpdesk trenches at a small school in Montana called Carroll College. Student and faculty support calls, network hardware deployment, and web programming.