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Daniel Jarratt

Data scientist

I create personalized decision support systems for education

  • Prediction of school enrollment outcomes for state departments of education
  • Personalized college and career readiness and college search

Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA

@danjarratt

daniel.jarratt@gmail.com

Education

Master of science in computer science


Bachelor of arts

  • , summa cum laude honors
  • Television and radio production, humanities

Awards

White House and U.S. Department of Education

  • Education Datapalooza (highlighted in keynote; presented to Undersecretary; 2013)
  • Education Datapalooza (2012)

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, College Summit, King Center Charter School

  • College Knowledge Challenge (competitive $100,000 grant; 2012)

Software and Information Industry Association

  • Top 10 in 2012 Innovation Incubator (2012)

Boy Scouts of America

  • Eagle Scout (2003)

Media coverage

The Weightlist. "From admissions counselor to data scientist" (2018).

Kentucky Teacher. "Crafting a better tool for dropout prevention" (2016).

Chronicle of Higher Education. "Netflix-like algorithm drives new college-finding tool" (2014).

New England Cable News. "Maine company helps high school seniors with college" (2014).

Experience

Data scientist student information system

  • Designed, implemented, and tested machine-learned school dropout early warning system for millions of K-12 students nationwide. Wrote predictive system bias detection and mitigation. Wrote automated data preparation and modeling pipelines, prediction endpoint, and ETL and data warehousing scripts.
  • Advised CEO and executive team, wrote policy proposals, and represented the company to external stakeholders.
  • Mentoring and team development.

R, SQL, Python

Software engineer
2015-2016

  • Software maintenance engineering for large SQL Server and Java web application.
  • Promoted to data scientist.

Java, SQL, XSL/FO


Recommender systems consultant — employer confidential (among largest in college search industry)
2015

  • Advised leadership team on personalized college search technology.
  • Prototyped recommender systems.


Software engineering Ph.D. internGoogle Now (now Google Assistant)
Summer 2014

  • Designed and implemented location-based recommendation software extending Google Maps and Google Now (now Google Assistant).
  • Deployed application to data centers.

C++, Python, JavaScript


Recommender systems consultantGet Schooled
2014

  • Advised leadership team on personalized college and career readiness systems.


Technical product managerPossibilityU
2011-2013

  • Defined and prioritized the product roadmap and managed the implementation team. Full responsibility for the college recommender system.
  • Managed stakeholder collaboration including school administrators, families, student services staff, other vendors, and internal people and processes.


Entrepreneur, software engineer, product manager — College Recommender
2011

  • Envisioned and built college and career readiness software to infer college search preferences and create personalized recommendations.
  • Sold the technology to PossibilityU in an aquisition-and-hire.


Scholarship program staffNational Merit Scholarship Corporation
2009—2011


Admission counselorValparaiso University
2008—2009


International office internReutlingen University
2007—2008

Invited talks

Minnesota Department of Education

  • Regional Centers of Excellence (2018)
  • Early Indicator and Response System leadership (2018)

Kentucky Department of Education

  • with Louisville Promise and United Community (2018)
  • Directors of Pupil Personnel (2017)
  • Persistence to Graduation statewide staff conference (2017)
  • Chief officers (2016)
  • Persistence to Graduation statewide staff conference (2016)

Infinite Campus

  • Engineering all-hands (2018)
  • for Senator Amy Klobuchar (2017)
  • All-hands (2016)

Bureau of Indian Education

  • Native American Student Information System leadership (2018)

Mississippi Department of Education

  • Office of Research and Analytics leadership (2018)

MinneAnalytics

  • Sports analytics conference (2017)

Google

  • Google Now, now Assistant: global team (2014)