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Chief Technology Officer
Victor has been a technology enthusiast for as long as he can remember; he grew up maintaining servers and programming applications. Victor graduated with high honors from UCSB in Computer Engineering. After graduation he joined NOZA and worked through to a successful acquisition. Victor then led the charge to create HG Data’s technology and data processing and works daily to improve upon it with cutting edge research and top notch computers. When Victor finally leaves the office at night he tinkers with his car, enjoys home improvement projects and hanging with his dog.
Chief Data Scientist
Peter worked at Intel in California and China for seven years, and worked in the startup world for four years. Peter has a bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. Peter holds five US patents, and authored Machine Learning in Action which was one of the best-selling developer books of 2012.
Sam started with HG as a contract developer, while graduating with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Computer Science. His role transitioned to a full time position on our Engineering team working on everything ranging from front-end interface work to deep back-end database development. Sam brings a unique understanding of the data theory behind the science to the table.
Data Scientist & Associate Professor at UCSB
Dr. Yan has a decade of experience working with data mining, data management and machine learning, with an emphasis on modeling, managing, and mining large-scale graphs and networks in bioinformatics, social networks, the Web, and computer systems.
Kien received his MS in Computer Science in 2010 and went on to receive a PhD in Physics in 2014, both from the University of Southern California. Kien’s research has been applied to mathematical models and developed algorithms to solve Physics problems. Professionally Kien’s interests are superconductivity, quantum magnetism, and quantum quench. At HG Data Kien applies his skills of analytics and programming to extract knowledge from the billions of pieces of data we gather daily. When Kien decides to unwind and unplug from work he enjoys reading, hiking & photography.
Senior Product Engineer
Tracy has significant start-up experience and is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Computer Engineering and a minor in Business. A marathon runner and coach, Tracy has twice qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2012 and 2014. Tracy adds a mix of discipline, bone-dry humor as well as technology and business insight to HG Data’s business operations.
Senior Data Analyst, Team Leader
Santiago has been at the head of the HG Data production team and quality control from the beginning. With 10+ years of experience as a soccer coach helping to refine his leadership skills, Santiago brings a knack for problem solving and innovation to the table. He wrote the HG Data book (literally) on process documentation, and is constantly finding ways to improve the manner in which we do things at HG Data.
Senior Data Analyst
Trang has a degree in Computer Information Systems, and enjoys working with data, especially data analytics. As one of HG Data’s first employees, Trang contributes significantly to HG Data’s ability to build databases with accuracy and speed. Whether through data acquisition, data production or data quality control, Trang quietly provides the best possible solution to help drive customer success and revenue.
Alex has a bachelors degree in mathematics from Stanford University, Palo Alto, and a Masters in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He worked at Yahoo! for two years, where he made major contributions to the development of Yahoo! Local. Alex enjoys painting, photography, and reading.
John has over 17 years of technical librarian experience in the computing technology and automotive fields. He was the first Research Librarian for Computer Intelligence, working on developing taxonomy and researching products from the early days of PCs and big-iron computers to the present. John is currently responsible for researching, classifying and adding new technologies to the HG Data Master Catalog.
Lead System Architect
David received his undergraduate degree in Physics from UCSB and went on to receive a MS in Computer Science from DePaul University. David has worked in Computer Science academia for seven years, and brings a solid skill set of software engineering, infrastructure design, system administration and API design to HG Data. David is known for his infectious laugh that cannot be described by words…experiencing it is the only way to appreciate it.
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