Profiles in Data Science: Hilary Mason

Current Position: Chief Scientist,

Bio: Mason joined in 2009, to “find sense in vast data sets” such as 80 million links per day.  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. Before, Mason was Research Professor with Johnson & Wales University.

Quotable quote: “Teaching someone to program is like giving them a superpower.”

Papers/presentations/posts/interviews: Short URLs, Big Fun (video); Web 2.0 Summit: The Secrets of our Data Data Scientist Hilary Mason Spills the Beans at StrataHilary Mason: From Tiny Links, Big Insights

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