Brian Wright

Brian Wright is currently an assistant professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia. Prior to this appointment he was the Director of George Washington University’s Graduate Data Science programs and served as a faculty member teaching Machine Learning, Introduction to Data Science, and Capstone courses on an annual basis.  Brian also co-founded George Washington University’s Data Science Institute. Prior to joining George Washington University, he organized and lead interdisciplinary teams of researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as the Assistant Director of the National Defense Business Institute, a government-oriented institute that focused on applying advanced analytical techniques for federal clients. Brian also worked for the DoD as a consultant and federal employee for almost 10 years. His research focuses on the intersection between Data Science and Education with an emphasis on student success.  Throughout his work in both academia and the private sector, he has endeavored to promote a foundation of scientific research methodologies as best practices when approaching data-intensive problems.

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