I'm a computational anthropologist, fascinated by how the combination of ethnography and machine learning can situate local experiences within global cultural trends.
I am the manager of Hilton's Innovation Lab, where we rapidly prototype and benchmark data and analytics technologies for the hospitality. I've worked with everyone from our call centers to brands to guest experience to owners management. My projects have included locational intelligence and NLP topic modeling.
On the academic side of things, my research looks at global media and communication policy, conspiracy indices, and tourist experiences.
I've written academic books and articles, as well as more general stuff. I love editing Wikipedia (the above computational anthropology article is mine).
In my spare time, I'm a data science instructor at General Assembly.
PhD, University of Oregon
MA, Brandeis University
BMus, Eastern Illinois University
- Python + Pandas + NLTK + Sklearn
- Ethnographic + ArchivalP + Policy Research Methods
- Teaching + Facilitating + Mentoring