Current positions: Founder and Executive Director, DataKind; Data Scientist, The New York Times
Bio: Porway spends his days as the data scientist in the New York Times R&D lab and his nights working on DataKind (formerly Data without Borders) which seeks to match non-profits in need of data analysis with freelance and pro bono data scientists He founded DataKind in the hopes of creating a world in which every social organization has access to data capacity to better serve humanity. Jake holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA.
Quotable quote: “Data is the thrumming, electrical beat that is starting to drive everything.”
Papers/presentations/posts/interviews: Presentation at Pop!Tech; National Geographic–Emerging Explorer; Data Scientists: The New Rock Stars of the Tech World