Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon's Human Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) where I take a data driven approach to studying educational systems and explore how technology can be used to augment learning environments.
Before Carnegie Mellon, I founded Zipfian Academy (acquired by Galvanize), a 12 week, full time and in-person, immersive data science program aimed at teaching practical data science skills through a hands-on, project-based curriculum. Before Zipfian (man, how old is this guy...), I studied Computer Science and Physics at the University of California, Berkeley and built distributed machine learning algorithms for predictive analytics on Hadoop at Alpine Data Labs.
I am always looking to collaborate and loves learning new things from new people... He also enjoys a good old conversation, reach out on Twitter @clearspandex to say hello!