Brian BlackwellData Scientist, Los Angeles
Brian Blackwell is a Data Scientist with the California Policy Lab at UCLA. Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Brian has held a range of software development and data analytics roles in the insurance and entertainment industries. Prior to joining CPL he was Senior Data Analyst at CIBA Insurance Services, where he spearheaded the introduction of statistical modeling and machine learning techniques to predict and manage risk. He has also done consulting work on the use of machine learning to predict the outcomes of horse races. He holds a Bachelor of IT from Queensland University of Technology and a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Queensland.