Jake’s career spans more than a decade in the data science sector as a statistician and computer scientist. He has worked as a data scientist for The New York Times R&D Lab and was a research scientist studying machine learning and probabilistic modeling tasks with NASA, the Office of Naval Research, and other government agencies. A PopTech Social Innovation Fellow and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, he was also noted as one of LinkedIn’s Next Wave Top Professionals 35 & Under in 2017 and his efforts have led to DataKind being named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits for 2017. Jake holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA.