Toby Segaran is the author of the O’Reilly titles, “Programming Collective Intelligence” and “Programming the Semantic Web” and a contributing editor of “Beautiful Data” . He frequently speaks on the subjects of machine learning, collective intelligence and freedom of data at conferences worldwide.
Toby previous worked as a Senior Data Scientist at Metaweb before it was acquired by Google in 2010. He now works on large-scale data reconciliation problems at Google. Prior to Metaweb he founded Incellico, a biotechnology software company which was acquired in 2003.
Toby holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from MIT and is deemed a “Person of Exceptional Ability” by the USCIS. He loves applying data-analysis algorithms to everything ranging from pharmaceutical trials to online dating to financial risk models.