Donald Wedding
Currnt facilitator
Donald Wedding

Data Scientist / Statistician

  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers

Awards earned:





Rating: 4.98/5 stars (180 ratings)

Level: LEVEL 03

12 month points: 879 ptsView details

Lifetime points: 2353 pts

Sales 34
Machine Learning 25
Retail 24
IVR 15
Statistics 14
Data Science 12
Telematics 7
Segmentation 2
Natural Language Processing 1
R programming
Artificial Intelligence
SAS programming
Python Programming
Credit Risk
Fraud Analysis
Distance Learning
Distance Education
Usage Based Insurance (UBI)


Two decades of experience in Data Science and Statistical models. Worked in Financial Services, Insurance, Retail, and Telecom. Experience in Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Statistical Analysis. Knowledge of both commercial tools such as SAS and open source tools such as Python and R. Experience includes hands on analytics, teaching, and managing a team of Data Scientists. PhD Engineering, MS Data Science, MS Management, BS Electrical Engineering


Director of Data Science

Sprint Corporation

August 2016 - Present

Assembled and lead Data Science team to analyze corporate data in order to maximize profits and reduce customer attrition/churn through CRM.

Instructor of Data Science

Northwestern University

February 2013 - Present

Developed and taught Data Science and Statistical Courses for the Northwestern University MS Data Science degree program.

Advanced Analytics Consultant

SAS Institute

February 2007 - August 2016

Developed predictive models using machine learning, data science, and statistics on customer data as part of proof of concept work. Demonstrated products and conducted training classes on use and best practices of statistical tools.

Analytic Consultant


June 2010 - September 2011

Developed predictive models using machine learning, data science, and statistics on customer data as part of proof of concept work.

Data Scientist - Research and Development

Progressive Insurance

October 2005 - January 2007

Product Manager and Senior Analyst for Research and Development Group. Research work included developing statistical models to rate driver risk using data Telematics data. Also developed algorithms to determine territory risk factors. Developed method of predicting customer attrition risk using unstructured text data.

Vice President of Strategic Analytics

Key Bank Corporation

August 1999 - October 2007

Lead team of Data Scientists to assess customer risk of churn, lifetime value, credit risk, and other areas of CRM. Methods included machine learning and statistical methodologies.

Software Engineer


September 1988 - August 2005

Worked as software engineer for various companies both as lead programmer and individual contributor. Languages included Java, C++, and Ada.