Alan Briggs has a wide breadth of experience researching, teaching, and implementing machine learning, data science, and advanced analytics solutions. After nearly ten years in engineering at UPS, Mr. Briggs completed a master’s degree in logistics engineering from North Carolina State University. Building on his graduate work in metaheuristic optimization, he transitioned out of the commercial world and began working as a government contractor in the greater Washington DC area. With experience at several well-regarded analytics consultancies, Mr. Briggs has worked on dozens of analytics projects during every phase of the process, from business and analytic problem framing, to data management, methodology selection, model building, all the way through to deployment and life-cycle management. He has built and led teams of software engineers and data scientists working on complex, high-impact problems. Additionally, Mr. Briggs has worked for several software vendors, providing technical assistance and leadership to sales organizations.
Outside of the office, Mr. Briggs has contributed thought leadership in a number of different ways. He has taught analytics sessions, workshops, and courses through various professional organizations and universities, including University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. He has published a book chapter on the practice of analytics, and developed numerous blog posts, white papers, and conference presentations. He is actively involved in the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), where he has held several leadership and advisory positions and is currently the President of the 2,500 person Analytics Society. Mr. Briggs has also earned the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) designation, an ANSI certified professional certification for proficiency in Operations Research, Advanced Analytics, and Data Science.
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Data Processing and Analysis in Python