I am a creator, communicator, and practitioner of advanced algorithms for understanding complex data sets. I have worked as a researcher developing new algorithms for data science, a software engineer deploying robust systems, a data scientist applying advanced algorithms to solve a specific business problem, and a team leader and manager enabling the delivery of analytics solutions at high-level within business constraints.
I am currently the Chief Data Scientist at CounterFlow AI, a network security company focused on network forensics and threat hunting. Previously, I held the position of Chief Scientist at Elder Research, Inc.. I earned my MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, specializing in algorithms for causal data mining, and for analyzing complex relational data such as social networks. With Dr. John Elder and four others, I co-authored a book titled Practical Text Mining that was published by Elsevier in 2012 and won the PROSE Award for top book in the field of Computing and Information Sciences for that year.