Matt currently is a global instructor for GA's Data Science Immersive program across the United States. Matt is a recovering politico, having worked as a data scientist for a political consulting firm through the 2016 election. Prior to his work in politics, he earned his Master's degree in statistics from The Ohio State University and his undergraduate degree at Franklin College in Indiana. Matt is passionate about putting the revolutionary power of machine learning into the hands of as many people as possible. When he's not teaching, he's volunteering with Statistics Without Borders, thinking about how to be a better teacher, falling asleep to Netflix, and/or cuddling with his pug.
In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Matt has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program and Matt earned the ‘Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year’ award in 2019. Matt also serves as the chair of GA's Product Advisory Board for data science.
Riley is a software engineer in Austin, TX. He graduated with a degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University, which led to a job as a roofer. He quickly realized he needed a marketable skill and started selling websites to small businesses while simultaneously learning how to code. In 2008, he learned Ruby on Rails in order to turn his idea for a web app into a reality. ChubbyGrub was the result, and has been featured on LifeHacker, The Consumerist, and CNBC.com. Recently he made the transition to Data Science, finishing in the top 13% of the 2017 March Madness Kaggle Competition.
In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Riley has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program.
Christoph is a data scientist with a passion for teaching. Christoph started his career as a theoretical physicist. Originally from Frankfurt (Main), he worked as a researcher in different locations in Germany, Italy and the UK before moving to London. Since joining General Assembly in 2016, Christoph taught seven Data Science Immersives and one Data Science Part Time helping students to kick-start their new careers. In his spare time, he tries to feel the olympic spirit in London's Aquatics Centre.
In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Christoph has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program. He serves as a member of General Assembly's Data Science Advisory Board.
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