Data, Math and Psych from Keith McNulty

My new book Handbook of Regression Modeling in People Analytics is now available. It’s written for those who want to improve their skills in multivariate analysis of people-related data.

I love coding in R, and I also code a little in Python and Javascript. Whenever I discover something new and interesting I usually write a blog post about it. My posts are for a wide variety of user backgrounds from beginners to more advanced programmers.

I write a lot of general commentary on the field of analytics. I’m very interested in how the field is developing and have a lot of opinions and ideas about how to improve how analytics and data science operates within organizations and businesses.

My expertise intersects in the relatively new field of People Analytics. I try to post in a way that offers strong theoretical and technical foundations to a field that is easily distracted by marketing and hype. Most of my posts relate to methodology and encourage professionals to find their own solutions rather than rely on mass-market technologies.

In my day to day work I apply data science and other digital technologies to the question of people, their talents and capabilities and how to manage all of these inside large organizations. I write a lot about work and life and how technology is changing both of these for better or worse.

I started out as a Pure Mathematician and I have never lost my love of the subject. I’m lucky that I still get to do math in my work, and I like to solve math problems and explore theories and interests. I write about interesting problems or unusual mathematical approaches, as well as new ways of understanding concepts.

I struggle to keep to any finite list of interests. Among the other things I might blog about from time to time are genealogy, history, archaeology, literature and popular culture.

About me

I’m a mathematician turned psychologist turned data scientist. Nowadays I use a fair amount of all three in my work and life. I’m British, Irish and Australian and I’ve lived many years in each of those three countries, but today I live in Hampshire, close to London. All opinions expressed on this site are my own and should not be attributed to any organization I am employed by or associated with.

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