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Derek Kaknes

Derek Kaknes earned his BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2009.  He has subsequently held professional positions focusing on the development and delivery of statistical and computational analyses in industries from healthcare to financial services.  Prior to joining CBHDS, Derek served as Vice President of Data Science Applications at Certilytics, Inc., a health analytics company that utilized terabyte-scale health claims data to generate patient-level predictions about clinical and financial outcomes.  Derek has extensive experience with state-of-the-art data science and machine learning applications and technologies, including using R, Python, and MATLAB for statistical analyses, Apache Spark in Scala (Java) and Python for large scale data engineering, and TensorFlow for deep learning applications.  When not at the office, Derek can be found (struggling) on the golf course and the soccer field or chasing his young daughter around the YMCA.