Join us for lunch and two analytics-related talks by practitioners or Columbia Faculty. Talks this time:
Chris Wiggins; Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, Chief Data Scientist, New York Times
Data Science at the New York Times
Chris Wiggins is an associate professor of applied mathematics at Columbia University and the Chief Data Scientist at The New York Times. At Columbia he is a founding member of the executive committee of the Data Science Institute, and of the Department of Systems Biology, and is affiliated faculty in Statistics. He is a co-founder and co-organizer of hackNY (http://hackNY.org), a nonprofit which since 2010 has organized once a semester student hackathons and the hackNY Fellows Program, a structured summer internship at NYC startups. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia he was a Courant Instructor at NYU (1998-2001) and earned his PhD at Princeton University (1993-1998) in theoretical physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and is a recipient of Columbia's Avanessians Diversity Award.
Daniel Guetta, Director of the Business Analytics Initiative, CBS
Daniel Guetta is Lecturer in Discipline and the Director of the Business Analytics Initiative at the Columbia Business School. He teaches classes in business analytics, including data science, pricing, and supply chain management. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia, he was a Deployed Computational Engineer and Engagement Manager at Palantir Technologies, where he worked with clients in fields from finance to pharmaceuticals to help them solve their hardest problems using data. He completed his undergraduate studies in physics and mathematics at Cambridge and MIT, and holds a PhD in Operations Research from the Columbia Business School.