Donald Wedding

Donald Wedding, PhD has over two decades of experience in the Data Science field. His experience spans many industries and roles from developing predictive models to managing teams of Data Scientists. Don has also worked in pre-sales selling analytic software and solutions. He has taught Data Science at both the university level and to employees at organizations transitioning into data driven companies. He is familiar with a wide range of tools and techniques in a variety of domains. Don holds a PhD in Engineering with all of his research focusing on Machine Learning. He also holds three Masters degrees with his work focusing in software development, marketing, and Data Science. A list of his skills and experience are given below.



  • PhD Engineering – Machine Learning
  • MS Engineering – Statistics and Software Engineering
  • MS Management – Marketing
  • MS Data Mining
  • BS Electrical Engineering – Computer Engineering

Work History

  • Keycorp
  • Progressive Insurance
  • SAS Institute
  • Accenture Consulting
  • Northwestern University
  • Sprint Corporation

Analytic Tools

  • SAS / SAS Enterprise Miner
  • Python (Scikit, Tensor Flow, NLTK)
  • R
  • Data Robot
  • Tableau

Analytic Techniques

  • Generalized Linear Models (Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, etc.)
  • Neural Networks (Simple, Deep Learning)
  • Support Vector Machines (SVM)
  • Decision Trees (Chaid, CART, C4.5)
  • Random Forests
  • Gradient Boosting
  • Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
  • Clustering, Segmentation, Fuzzy Clustering
  • Rule Induction
  • Text Mining and Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Time Series Forecasting
  • Fractal Analysis

Domain Expertise

  • Banking, Credit, and Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Telecom
  • Retail and Direct Mail
  • Transaction Analysis
  • Fraud Analytics
  • Manufacturing
  • Higher Education and Distance Learning
  • Software Sales
  • Shipping and Delivery