David Shilane is a data scientist with broad experience working in both academic and industrial settings. He serves on the faculty of Columbia University's Applied Analytics master's program, teaching courses in machine learning, data science, and statistical methods. David is also the founder of the data science firm, Lambency. Partnering with a number of companies and start-ups, he has developed organizational data science initiatives and analytical infrastructures from the ground up. Devising novel applications and analytical systems in the R programming language forms an integral part of this work. David is excited to convey these experiences -- statistical methods, technical implementations, and new discoveries derived from data -- to drive new understanding and ventures, both in and outside of the classroom. He has conducted research in the areas of medicine, health economics, public health, machine learning methods, educational technology, and statistical software. He received degrees from Stanford University and the University of California Berkeley.