Andrew Fast, Chief Data Scientist & Co-Founder

Andrew Fast

Chief Data Scientist

Andrew leads the artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts at CounterFlow. He joined CounterFlow from a position as Chief Scientist of Elder Research, Inc., a leading data science consulting firm, where he worked with hundreds of companies to expand their data science capabilities. Andrew is a frequent author, teacher, and invited speaker on data science topics. In 2012, he co-authored a textbook titled Practical Text Mining that was awarded the PROSE Award in the field of Computing and Information Sciences.

Having moved from Massachusetts to Virginia, Andrew misses the watercooler chatter about Boston sports, especially the Red Sox and Patriots. His interests in sports and data science merged for an analysis of NFL coaching trees that was featured on ESPN.com. Andrew earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and B.S. in Computer Science from Bethel University.