Bradley P. Allen

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A YouTube video of Brad's CHM oral history I'm a technology executive and serial entrepreneur who is currently Chief Architect at Merit, a Bay Area startup building a verified identity platform. Previously, I was Chief Architect at Elsevier, and before that, founder/CTO at three startups in the Los Angeles area, achieving successful exits in two of the three. I began my career during the 1980s as one of the very first knowledge engineers of the expert systems era, after earning a BS in Applied Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University.
A YouTube video of Brad's HDSI talk A major part of my work is as an architect of data platforms for business transformation. In this presentation to the Harvard Data Science Initiative, I discuss data science in practice at Elsevier, detailing the business motivations, the organization, and how data science over scientific content and data is enabling the delivery of new products to Elsevier's customers.
A YouTube video of Brad's LA ML Meetup talk I am also a developer of commercial applications of machine learning. At this LA Machine Learning Meetup event in February 2019, I discuss work with my Elsevier colleagues towards the use of machine learning to analyze scientific and medical content.
The slides from Brad's LD4 talk My focus on these areas also has application to my personal interests as a book collector specializing in the works of William S. Burroughs, the American Beat Generation author. In this talk at the 2019 LD4 Conference on Linked Data in Libraries, I describe my use of library linked open data standards to publish scholarly bibliographical data about my collection.
Brad unmolding a timpano I am at various other times an amateur astronomer, a mountaineer, and a home cook. Of late, there's been a bit more of the third of these activities than the other two. Here I am unmolding my version of a timpano, inspired (as so many others) by the one featured in Stanley Tucci's film "Big Night".

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