Experienced statistical programmer with award winning work. I thrive at making web apps to deploy interactive analytic services.

James Young

Founder of ForeToData

Using the skills developed throughout my PhD (more here) and MS, I aim to share my knowledge with the open-source community and help clients with analytical goals ranging from business to research. I can create predictive models using highly explainable or advanced machine learning methods. I can also package these models in easily usable and interactive web apps (view examples).

What I Do

Predictive Analytics

Data Science

Shiny App Development

Machine Learning


Data Science Intern – NetApp
(Summer 2020)
Working on improving a hierarchical forecasting model by evaluating external regressors, different model types, different reconciliation techniques, and ensembling.

Data Science Projects
(2017 – Present)
I have used machine learning to predict outcomes from biology to bank loan default. Experience in linear regression, classification, and clustering.


South Dakota State University
(2017 – Present) Ph.D., Molecular Biology w/ Computational Focus, 1st Place – 3 Minute Thesis Competition (2018), EPSCoR Science Communication Fellowship (2019), Winner – Grant Competition – SDSU Grant Writing Class (2018)

South Dakota State University
(2020 – Present) M.S., Data Science

University of Jamestown
(2013 – 2017) B.Sc., Biochemistry, Mel Arnold Chemistry Scholar, Fellow of Biochemistry Department

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