HPE Security Research
Kaggle Master, with peak Kaggle ranking of 24th. John is a Principal Data Scientist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Security Research Division. John spent his youth as a high school mathelete, and majored at EECS and Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley. After graduation, he worked in cybersecurity industry, reverse-engineering binary files and classify them into malware. It was a grueling and complex task that never ends, yet does not have a slack room for an FP. So, he worked on to make a bot to replace his daily task bit by bit, to the point it could be a push-button. He felt good and bad, since he realized he could be replaced by a machine. After that, he worked on social network analysis, to see how people are influencing each other. Then, he discovered Kaggle and got addicted to data. and, didn't go outside for 6 months. Every competition was an accelerated learning on each industry, with real data. These days, his research focus is on: Machine + Data + User.