Ky Harlin is a data scientist with over six years of experience in data-driven research, mining, and software development. He is currently the data scientist at venture-funded New York start-up BuzzFeed, where he studies viral content under CEO/Co-Founder Jonah Peretti. Among his primary research interests is the design and analysis of viral marketing and advertising campaigns across social networks. He recently developed a statistical methodology for detecting viral publisher content, for which he was named one of "21 New Media Innovators" by New York Magazine.
Prior to BuzzFeed, Ky worked in medical research, developing mathematical analysis methods and software tools for nuclear imaging. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Applied Mathematics.
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