Howdy, I’m Chris. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my wonderful fiance and ridiculous cat.
I recently graduated from Columbia’s School of General Studies with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, where I focused on machine learning. I’m still at Columbia, where I’m finishing a Master of Arts in Statistics. I spent 4 semesters as a TA for COMS 3157 Advanced Programming, a great class that teaches C, systems programming, UNIX, networking/sockets, and C++. This semester I’m a TA for STAT 4400 Statistical Machine Learning. I also cofounded and have run the Columbia Data Science Society.
Before I went to Columbia I spent seven years in political data and survey research, mostly at YouGov. While at Columbia I’ve done data internships at Kickstarter, Facebook, and The New York Times.
On the rare occassions I’m able to slip away I enjoy exploring the world and being mediocre at punishing video games like KSP. I’m a bit young to have seen a Saturn V launch, but hopefully I’ll be able to see Falcon Heavy and SLS soon.
I don’t blog regularly these days, but in case I do, you’ll find it here.
Fred and I are thrilled to announce that the Emoji Translation Project is up on Kickstarter. We want to build google translate for emoji, but to do that we need lots of translations. Help us fund the mechanical turkage to do that, and get a sweet phrasebook.
If you prefer all the repetetive information about me in compact resume form, please download a pdf.
Quantitative researcher at Two Sigma
Data Scientist (Intern) at the New York Times. Working on Chris Wiggins’ team to model newspaper sales and automate content based ad targeting
Data Intern at Kickstarter, where I developed models and improved the data science infrastructure.
Director of Analytics at YouGov. Focused on understanding and improving YouGov’s panel of survey respondents.
Voter Database Administrator at YouGov/Polimetrix. Polimetrix was a startup that was acquired by YouGov in 2007.
Database Administrator at America Coming Together, a 527 political organization, where I analyzed and helped manage databases of voters
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