Hi, I'm Chris. I'm a statistician who likes interesting problems that can be solved through data, statistical modelling, and visualization. I lead a research group in AT&T Labs covering Statistics, information visualization, data science, and database research.
A recent copy of my CV/resume
Presentations and Media
A collection of articles where you might see me:
- Article in Fierce Wireless about our work using cellular traffic to monitor traffic in CA
- The Statistics Identity Crisis: Am I Really a Data Scientist? : A Google hangout organized by ASA after our JSM panel session (I'm the second speaker)
- NJ.com article about our work applying mobile data to urban planning and traffic monitoring in Morristown.
- Article by the awesome Clive Thompson in NYTimes Magazine back in 2008 outlining our team and the Netflix Prize competition in general - my favorite article about that contest.
- Promo Video by AT&T- You, as a Number
Other Interesting Things
- My Year of Data. A blog I created to document my efforts in quantifying my life, by collecting and sharing as much data as possible.
- Teaching. Slides from an adjunct coure in data mining from a few years ago.
- Wayback Machine My website at the birth of the internet.
- My first experience going viral. A post back in 2000 about the Bush/Gore election that got some press.
- I was part of a team that won a $1M competition run by Netflix to improve their recommender system, known as the Netflix Prize.
- Bayesian Model Averaging My PhD thesis on this topic led me to curate this web site. I dont do active research here anymore, but there is still a lot of interest.