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Brock FergusonCo-Founder, Principal Data Scientist
Brock holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and a certificate in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to co-founding Strong, Brock founded and led two e-commerce and marketing software companies to successful acquisitions. He has also served as a consultant to hundreds of companies and chief advisor to a growing private equity firm. Brock integrates his training in technology, business, and statistics to both design and implement effective solutions for businesses of all sizes.
Jacob ZweigCo-Founder, Principal Data Scientist
Jacob holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and is an expert in using deep learning to understand complex dynamic processes. In his research, he developed a toolbox to decode electriophysiological signals using recurrent convolutional neural networks. Jacob now applies these same concepts to solve problems in business, with a focus on marketing strategies and customer-facing algorithms. Prior to co-founding Strong, Jacob was a user experience consultant, working with clients such as LG, 3M, Verizon, Duracell, Motorola, and Nokia.
Jacob DinkData Scientist
Jacob did his doctoral studies in Psychology, an M.S. in Statistics, and a certificate in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Jacob is an expert in applying statistical approaches to understanding customer lifecycles; for example, predicting when and how churn happens and how to prevent it, or forecasting lifetime value and how to increase it. Jacob is also an expert in probabilistic modeling and leveraging big data to model and forecast risk.
Andrew KrugerData Scientist
Andrew holds his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Davis where he developed data processing, modeling, and analysis pipelines for research in astrophysics. His work experience includes institutions such as NASA, JPL, and various universities and observatories around the world. Andrew is an expert in using machine learning in statistical and predictive models; in using computer vision and neural networks for object recognition and tracking; and in engineering applications such as electronics instrumentation, prototyping, and automation.
Jade ChengData Scientist
Jade holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Aarhus University, Denmark, where she developed models and software in the field of population genetics. She specializes in making quantitative predictions through numerical optimizations and machine learning techniques, such as hidden Markov models and structure analysis. Prior to joining Strong, Jade worked at the Natural History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen and the University of California, Berkeley.
Noah SalasData Scientist
Noah attended Purdue University and the University of Illinois, where he received his M.S. in Statistics. Noah is an expert in statistical causal inference, predictive modeling, and applied optimization techniques. Before joining Strong Analytics, he worked in the pharmaceutical and insurance industries.
Juan LlanosData Scientist
Juan attended Florida State University, where he received his M.S. in Computational Science and B.S. in Mathematics. Juan specializes in researching and developing machine learning models, leveraging deep learning and natural language processing. Prior to joining Strong, Juan worked on text classification models for e-commerce transactions, generative models for synthetic time series generation, and 3D virtual environments for enhancing situational awareness in people with visual impairments.
Sean LonerganProject Manager
Sean is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received his degree in English and Entrepreneurship. While there, he was a 4-year student-athlete on the Men’s Basketball Team, where he contributed to 2 Big Ten Championships. Sean specializes in Project Management skills such as client communication, organization, scoping, and goal setting. Before joining Strong, Sean worked in the technical consulting and staffing industry.
Scott WhiteData Scientist
Scott earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota by inventing and developing a rapid biosensor for Internet of Things (IoT) applications in Food Safety and Personal Health Care. Working in both academic and industry settings, he has a proven record of gathering, analyzing, and interpreting complex data to elucidate underlying mechanisms and extract value. Prior to joining Strong, Scott has worked at Monsanto, NASA, and is an alumnus of the Insight Data Science program.