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Peter Russo

Lecturer; Director of Data Science, Rue Gilt Groupe

Peter Russo is currently the Data Science lead for Rue Gilt Groupe, an e-commerce fashion company.  In this role, he manages a team of data scientists responsible for the development and production of a range of end-to-end data science solutions including customer personalization and internal business optimizations.  He moved into the data science field from the financial industry where he was a quantitative analyst with 13 years of experience in the development and validation of market, credit, and operational risk models.

Previously, Peter has had roles mostly at large investment banks such as Barclays, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., and Morgan Stanley.  Before entering finance, Peter held a post-doctoral position at the University of British Columbia studying novel energy storage materials using mu-SR spectroscopy.


  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • B.S., University of Texas at Austin