Recently Translating Nerd interviewed Josh Lipsmeyer about the work he does as a Software Engineer/Data Scientist. Josh has an interesting background because he leverages a mathematics and physics background to solve some pretty tough data-related problems. The conversation was lively with this Arkansas native as we dug deep into how he simplifies the data world for us. There are a few shenanigans in this podcast since Josh and I go back.
Bio: Josh Lipsmeyer is a Software Engineer/Data Scientist at Radiant Solutions where he specializes in algorithm development, data science, and application deployment primarily for customers with the Department of Defense. His primary interest is the study of complex network resilience, information diffusion, and evolution. He has a background in mathematics and physics, holding an MS in mathematics from the University of Tennessee. He currently lives in Centreville, VA with his wife and 1-year-old son.
Toolkit: Critical thinking, Python, Spark, Java, Microsoft SQL Server, QGIS, STK, Latex, Tableau, Excel
Josh’s favorite online resources:
- Stack Overflow
- Open Source University Courses
Influential books about data:
How to get ahold of Josh: