It's a blog! It's mostly about data things. Here's a little about me too:


Experienced team leader, software engineer, and data scientist. Passionate about data strategy and innovation work in finance and technology.

Social: LinkedIn, Twitter, Github

Personal: Family, AI, Music, Trading, Tomfoolery.


Professional Experience

I've worked in various Software Engineering, Data Science, and Leadership roles for a number of successful technology companies and financial institutions including: Sun Microsystems (Oracle acquired), Xoom (Paypal acquired), JP Morgan Chase (JPM), Northern Trust (NTRS), LinkedIn (Microsoft acquired), and currently: Technology Crossover Ventures.

Some accolades for my work:

  • Co-authored 11 patents ( 5 granted, 6 pending) related to LinkedIn's Economic Graph and Sales Solutions, 2017-2019
  • Winning team for 2 hack-day events at LinkedIn, 2014-2017
  • Developed a futures trading algorithm placing #1 in monthly and quarterly leaderboards with Striker Securities, 2013
  • Developed the data platform for StockTouch, Apple App Store Rewind's #1 iPad App in Finance, 2011


I have a Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I also spent my first two years studying Physics. Throughout, I also took a number of Computer Science and Media Arts and Technology courses. Similarly rewarding, I was employed in the Instructional Computing labs, leading software workshops, developing web applications, and consulting in the media technology and scientific computing labs.

I've continued my higher education with various post-graduate courses and certificates including: Data Mining (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Computational Investing (Georgia Tech), Machine Learning (Stanford), and Natural Language Processing (Stanford).

I'm also a professional member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGAI) to participate in events and read publications.


Family: All manner of play, games, making, and travel with my wife and two daughters.


Engineering and Data Science: Blog Tags


I'm wildly curious, and always interested in a good story, useful recommendations, or just a quick chat about shared interests. You can reach me here: