Hi, I'm Chris. I play with data, mostly in my life as a statistics and CS student at Columbia. I'll be done with that soon though, so I'm looking for full time employment in data science/machine learning in NYC, beginning February 2016.


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.

21 Apr 2015 . . Now on Kickstarter: The Emoji Translation Project

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.


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If you prefer all the repetetive information about me in compact resume form, please download a pdf.

  • February 2016 -

    Get in touch if you have suggestions for what should come next…

  • September 2015 - December 2015

  • June 2015 - August 2015

    Data Scientist (Intern) at the New York Times. Working on Chris Wiggins’ team to model newspaper sales and automate content based ad targeting

  • May 2014 - August 2014

    Quantitative Researcher (Intern) at Facebook NYC, in Marketing Science/Ads Research

  • May 2013 - August 2013

    Data Intern at Kickstarter, where I developed models and improved the data science infrastructure.

  • September 2011 - May 2015

    Bachelors in Computer Science, with a concentration in Economics from Columbia University’s School of General Studies (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

  • May 2008 - August 2011

    Director of Analytics at YouGov. Focused on understanding and improving YouGov’s panel of survey respondents.

  • September 2005 - May 2008

    Voter Database Administrator at YouGov/Polimetrix. Polimetrix was a startup that was acquired by YouGov in 2007.

  • August 2004 - August 2005

    Database Administrator at America Coming Together, a 527 political organization, where I analyzed and helped manage databases of voters


To stalk me, check out the links to my profiles on Twitter, GitHub, Bitbucket, and LinkedIn below.

If you’d like to reach out, you’re welcome to send me an email