July 19, 2013
My background is in statistics and economics, where "data mining" is considered a pejorative. I've been easing myself into machine learning for a while but it's still a second language for me. At work, it will quickly become a first language.
All of the above, although I doubt I'd participate in hackathons.
Research technologist in analytics at Northwestern, "analytics" here meaning applying statistics, algorithm design, spatial analysis, economics, and industrial engineering to operations problems.