Laurie Skelly is a Data Scientist at Datascope Analytics, where she uses machine learning, the design process, a suite of modern tools, gads of coding, sketches, graphs, custom visualizations, and common sense, to solve problems for businesses, organizations, groups, and for fun.
She is the co-developer of the Metis Data Science Bootcamp and is teaching the first bootcamp cohort for Metis Data Science at WeWork Nomad (Manhattan) in Autumn, 2014.
Laurie earned a PhD in Integrative Neuroscience from the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago.
In her life as a social neuroscientist, using fMRI to study the neural processes behind empathy and psychopathy, she learned the ropes of zooming in and out between the macroscopic and the microscopic — how do millions of data points come together to tell us something meaningful about human nature? And, just as importantly, how can words and pictures communicate sophisticated ideas in a digestible and memorable way?