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Yahoo News: Obama’s Chief Data Scientist Nearly Flunked Math Class

DJ PatilChief Data Scientist DJ Patil paid so little attention to his high school math classes that when he graduated from Monta Vista High School in the Silicon Valley, he was near the bottom of his class (Photo by Joi Ito).

Patil now skateboards his way to his White House Office as Obama’s Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Office for Data Policy.

  According to Yahoo News, his job is to harness, protect, and analyze hundreds of thousands of federal data sets, which cover everything from healthcare, mandatory sentencing in California prisons, educational apps, and more.

“Literally, data can save lives,” Patil said.

How did this former high school stink bomber and restless thinker who refused to conform at almost every turn in his career end up in the highest eschelons of the Federal Government?  Find out at Yahoo News.

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