(US & Canada) DataShapes, Inc., an AI company that deals in signal and waveform intelligence, welcomes Andrew Fast, Ph.D. as its VP of Technology. Fast is tasked with expanding the impact of DataShapes' machine learning engine.
"I'm very excited to be joining DataShapes at this critical point in its evolution," says Dr. Fast. "They are mission-focused on data science that really matters. Traditionally, deployments of low-resource AI have been challenging and expensive because they required a specialized software solution for each installation. DataShapes' patented approach for dealing with signals and waveforms is unique in the market, allowing them to create an AI- and hardware-agnostic solution that changes the playing field entirely."
"DataShapes' unique technology requires an individual with a deep understanding of data science and machine learning, coupled with a great business acumen," said Logan Selby, President and Co-Founder of DataShapes. "Andrew represents all of these attributes and will be a great addition to the team as DataShapes continues to grow and scale. We look forward to his many contributions and to the company's continued success under his leadership."
Dr. Fast joins DataShapes after previously serving as the Chief Data Scientist at LiveAction, Inc.; the Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist at CounterFlowAI, which successfully exited to LiveAction, Inc. in 2021; and before that, the Chief Scientist at Elder Research Inc.
He describes himself as a "full-stack data scientist, entrepreneur, and mentor" who is passionate about getting value from analytics in production, reducing the footprint of machine learning, and building up future data science leaders. Some of Fast’s past projects include predicting the playoff success of NFL coaches, modeling P2P networks, fraud detection, and various initiatives focused on national security.
Dr. Fast earned his PhD and Master's Degrees in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.