Joseph Adler has many years of experience in data mining and data analysis at companies including DoubleClick, American Express, and VeriSign. He graduated from MIT with an B.Sc. and M.Eng in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He is the inventor of several patents for computer security and cryptography, and the author of “Baseball Hacks” and “R in a Nutshell”. Currently, he is a senior data scientist at LinkedIn.
Hilary Mason is the Chief Scientist at bit.ly, where she finds sense in vast data sets. Her work involves both pure research and development of product-focused features.
She’s also a co-founder of HackNY, a non-profit organization that connects talented student hackers from around the world with startups in NYC.
She has discovered two new species, loves to bake cookies, and asks way too many questions.
New York University
Drew Conway is a PhD student in political science at New York University. Drew studies terrorism and armed conflict; using tools from mathematics and computer science to gain a deeper understanding of these phenomena.
Jake Hofman is a member of the Human Social Dynamics group at Yahoo! Research. His work involves data-driven modeling of social data, focusing on applications of machine learning and statistical inference to large-scale data. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University.