An active data scientist at CAN, Ben is our heavy mathematician and programmer. He came from Silicon Valley via Boston and has worked for the likes of Reader’s Digest, Hayneedle (now owned by Walmart), and MediaBrands doing predictive analytics in marketing and social media. He is fluent in both R and Python and is skilled in D3.js and capable in a number of javascript frameworks, such as Angular.js, Backbone.js, jQuery and node. Currently he is working on learning Docker (in case the need ever arises to tie together multiple machines).