Naumaan Nayyar is a data scientist and technology evangelist with several years of experience in statistical analysis, modeling, prediction and machine learning. He is currently the lead tech person at a healthcare technology startup that uses proprietary optimization and machine learning algorithms to improve operations at hospitals in the US. In this role, he has worked with several major hospitals in SoCal including Cedars-Sinai, Keck and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Prior to starting this company, he was a researcher at IBM Research in New York, where he worked on modeling and prediction for business problems. Naumaan holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Statistics from USC. In his spare time, he enjoys keeping up with advances in his field, hiking, traveling and photography.
In this part-time course, students learn to build robust predictive models, test their validity, and clearly communicate resulting insights.