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Associate professor of applied mathematics, Columbia University. Chief Data Scientist, The New York Times.

Chris Wiggins is an associate professor of applied mathematics at Columbia University and the Chief Data Scientist at The New York Times. At Columbia he is a member of the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, founding member of the Department of Systems Biology, the executive committee of the Data Science Institute, and the Institute's education and entrepreneurship committees. He is also an affiliate of Columbia's Department of Statistics, an instructor in the Lede program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a founding member of Columbia's Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (C2B2). He is a co-founder and co-organizer of hackNY, a nonprofit which since 2010 has hosted student hackathons each semester and the hackNY Fellows Program, a structured summer internship at NYC startups, each summer. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia he was a Courant Instructor at NYU (1998-2001) and earned his PhD at Princeton University (1993-1998) in theoretical physics. In 2014 he was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and is a recipient of Columbia's Avanessians Diversity Award.


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