Is a data scientist with a focus on machine learning, statistical computing, and computer vision. Founder and Executive Director at DataKind (formerly Data Without Borders), an organisation to “create teams of pro bono data scientists who work together with these organizations to understand the need, find a solution, and collaborate to tackle the problem with data science”. He is also a former Data Scientist at The New York Times.
“Data is like a bucket of crude oil. Potentially great, but only if someone knows how to refine it (data scientists) and someone else has vehicles that will run on it (the social sector).”
“Data is so dynamic; organizations need full-time people devoted to monitoring information, looking more deeply at the numbers, and using it to plan strategies for the future”