I am an experienced Data Scientist with a history of developing and deploying operational analytics. Skilled in statistical and analytic programming (R and Python), Systems Engineering, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Operational Planning, and Quantitative Analytics. Strong engineering professional with a Master of Science focused in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Decision and Risk Analysis program. My public projects can be found at MatrixDS, LinkedIn, and Github.

Military Experience

Chief Data Scientist Jul 19 - Present Pittsburgh, PA: Technical advisor and lead data scientist for the United States Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force. Work on a broad portfolio of projects integrating AI technologies into Army capabilities and operations. Projects include:

  • Predictive maintenance

  • Talent management

  • Cyber security

  • Automated threat recognition.

Data Scientist June 14 - June 16 Fort Belvoir, VA: Technical requirements architect and lead planner for Army Cyber Commands cyber analytic platform.  Work with a broad range of joint, Department of Defense and intelligence organizations across the operational, research, policy and programmatic communities to build the foundation for robust cyber situational awareness.  Develop advanced cyber analytics for mission specific use cases using advanced statistical programming and machine learning techniques

  • Led effort to develop and deploy the Army's first operational big data platform

  • Built a suite of cyber analytics that leveraged applied statistics for behavioral threat detection

  • Designed a data scientist innovation environment inside of the core cyber analytic platform

Systems Engineering Analyst June 11 - June 14 West Point, NY: Systems Engineering and Operations Research analyst responsible for executing professional research and decision analysis for a broad range of clients. Worked for the prestigious Operations Research Center (ORCEN) within the Department of Systems Engineering at West Point.

  • Conducted applied research on budgeting requirements process for the Office of the Army Chief of Staff for Installation Management

  • Conducted key course of action and cost benefit analysis in the formation of the Army Cyber Institute

  • Conducted key research on behalf of the Army Installation Management in the area of energy pricing

Communications Company Commander, August 08 – February 09 Fort Bliss, TX: First in command of a technically intensive, 59-person network and terrestrial radio based communication company. Responsible for $90,000,000 worth of equipment including six secret level satellite terminals.

  • Built organization from nothing to a deployable combat ready force in six months.

  • Successfully fielded one of the Army’s first ever “War Fighter Information Network – Tactical” (WIN-T) deployable combat information network.

  • Planned and supervised training of network support missions for Brigade (4500 people). 

 Infantry Company Commander, November 06 – August 08 Fort Bliss, TX: First in command of a diverse, 185-person combined arms infantry headquarters company. Responsible for $50,000,000 worth of equipment including 55 light and armored vehicles.

  • Built organization from nothing to a deployable combat ready force in eight months.

  • Successfully conducted evaluation of the Army’s Future Combat Systems, a program that had congressional and presidential interest.

  • Formally evaluated as the best commander of this type in the organization (out of 5).

Combat Hospital Communications Officer, May 06 – November 06 Fort Polk, LA: Responsible for the management of 220 separate communication and computer systems in four geographic locations, networked for use by health care professionals in a combat environment.

  • Implemented a pro-active maintenance plan that lead to a 100% operational rate for all systems.

  • Managed and supervised the training and daily conduct of 10 IT specialists.

Airborne Mortar Platoon Leader, April 05 – April 06 Fort Polk, LA: Handpicked for job above intense competition. Planned and executed special, high priority missions.

  • Directly supervised 39 people in Battalion’s only airborne mortar platoon.

  • Formally evaluated as one of the unit’s top two Lieutenants (out of 32).

Airborne Infantry Platoon Leader, July 03 – March 05 Baghdad, Iraq Leadership and accountability for 42 people, 8 armored vehicles, and $2,000,000 worth of equipment.

  • Trained and deployed unit to direct combat operations in Iraq.

  • Conducted over 300 combat patrols each over eight hours in length with no casualties. Awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

  • Secured key voting booths during historical first Iraqi elections.

Professional Experience

Co-founder Silicon Valley Start Up, May 17 - present, Palo Alto, CA: Co-founded MatrixDS, a software company that developed a data science workbench. Led the company as CEO for the first year securing Pre-seed funding. Guided the initial product development team through product launch.

Business Analytics Consultant, November 13-present, West Point, NY: Analyze and explore complex data sets from various sources.  Use applied mathematics and algorithms to develop descriptive, predictive and proscriptive solutions to client problems. 

  • Developed comprehensive data analysis and decision support report for an insurance underwriter

  • Developed geospatial decision support tool for a commercial real estate corporation.

Owner/Manager, April 02 – June 03 Phoenix, AZ: Management and supervision of 3 employees, and all business processes for a retail wireless phone store.

  • Built business from the ground up achieving profitability in four months. 

Teaching Experience

Risk Analysis Instructor, January 2018 - Present, Stanford, CA Teaching Assistant for Stanford’s’ graduate level risk analysis course and Ph.D. research seminar.

  • Taught a set of technical session to augment general lectures by the Professor

  • Developed course curriculum including homework’s, test questions, and problem sets

Data Science Instructor, November 2018 - Present, San Jose, CA & Udemy Primary instructor for on-site and online data science courses focused on tool-based (R & Python) training.

  • Taught over 30 students per on-site session

  • Developed curriculum for scratch, specifically for students in the bootcamp setting

  • Developed curriculum to assist data science instructors when build their own course

Systems Engineering Instructor/Assistant Professor, June 11 – Present West Point, NY Primary college engineering instructor for 150 West Point cadets a year, teach and mentor students in topics including applied mathematics, statistics, and technical management

  • Taught in Engineering Management program which was recognized as #1 in the nation in 2011.

  • Conducted self motivated research in the areas of Financial Engineering and Decision Analysis resulting in numerous publications

  • Taught numerous courses including Project Management, Systems Design and Management, and Engineering Economy

Industrial Engineering Instructor, March 2011 - June2011 Seattle, WA: Supporting college engineering instructor for graduate level course in model based systems engineering

  • Developed model based systems engineering course from scratch

  • Coordinated advanced technical use of cutting edge modeling software

Courses Taught

Engineering Economy (EM381) Four Semesters, May 2012 – May 2013 United States Military Academy, Course Director and Instructor: A university level engineering course which serves to educate ABET accredited Systems Engineering and Engineering Management majors on capital budgeting principles and strategies. Responsible for developing the course syllabus, lesson objectives, homework assignments, writing and administering all Written Partial Reviews (tests), and writing and administering the Term End Examination (final exam) for ten total sections (over four semesters) consisting of 150 students.

Systems Design and Management (SE301) One Semester, January 2012-May 2012 United States Military Academy, Instructor: A university level introductory engineering course which serves to teach Systems Engineering and Engineering Management majors the Systems Decision Process. Responsible for developing the lesson content and evaluation material for four sections consisting of 68 students.

Professional Engineering Seminar (SE400) One Semester, January 2012-May 2012 United States Military Academy, Instructor:, A university level engineering course which serves to prepare ABET accredited Systems Engineering and Engineering Management majors to pass the Fundamental Engineering Examination. The course is designed to teach cadets Engineering Ethics, review eight sub-disciplines of Industrial Engineering, and provide the cadets with a review of general engineering classes. Supervises seven other instructors and coordinates for guest lecturers to provide cadets with the opportunity to see how Systems Engineering is conducted in the Army and in industry.

Project Management (EM411) One Semester, September 2011-December 2011 United States Military Academy, Instructor: A university level introductory engineering course which serves to tech advanced project managements skills to students of engineering. Responsible for developing the lesson content and evaluation material for four sections consisting of 68 students.

Model Based Systems Engineering (INDE599)*TA One Quarter, March 2011-June 2011 University of Washington, Instructor: A graduate level introductory course to special concepts in systems engineering, decision making, and advanced modeling of complex systems. This course includes core concept lectures and software modeling skills. Responsible for developing the lesson content, course objectives and evaluation material for graduate students. 


  • Bronze Star

  • Omar Bradley Fellowship in Mathematics

  • Honor Graduate, Signal Captains Career Course

  • Kilbourne Leadership Award, Signal Captains Career Course

  • Meritorious Service Medal

  • Combat Infantryman’s Badge

  • Expert Infantryman’s Badge

  • Parachutist Badge

  • Ranger Tab

  • Outstanding Military Volunteer Medal

  • German (military) Proficiency Badge

  • Army Commendation Medal

  • Army Achievement Medal