Dr. David Letzler has received a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Graduate Center at CUNY and an M.A. in creative writing from Temple University. While researching long, complicated novels and the cognitive science of attention for his dissertation project, he became interested in recent developments in the digital humanities, especially quantitative approaches to textual analysis. In the later stages of his research, he published several papers applying data mining and regression techniques to literature. The results produced by these projects fascinated him so much that, when he resolved to leave the academy, he decided to pursue a career in data science. He is currently enrolled in the winter bootcamp at the NYC Data Science Academy. He lives in Queens with his wife, dog, and cat. In his spare time, he’s trying to finish the novel he started a few years ago.