My next endeavor

After over 12 years at MD Anderson Cancer Center, I turned in my resignation last week. I’m leaving my steady job for self-employment.

I have done occasional consulting for 20 years, but I haven’t done it as my only source of income before, other than a salaried position I once had with a consulting company. I enjoy consulting, and I’ve wanted for some time now to do it for a living. Recently, my wife and I agreed that this was the time to make the leap.

I plan to offer consulting in applied math, statistics, and software development. At a high level, this means helping businesses formulate and solve problems, as well as helping them to interpret and apply the solutions. At a lower level, this means using Bayesian inference, number crunching, or whatever else it takes to get the job done. I am also available for speaking and training.

The hard part of consulting is finding enough work. I would appreciate your help in this. Please contact me if you would like to work together, or if you have suggestions for people I should talk to.  If you’d like to tell someone what kind of work I do, please point them to this page.

More information:

Journal articles and technical reports

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26 comments on “My next endeavor
  1. Josh Grant says:

    Best of luck! I’m sure things will work you for you.

  2. vonjd says:

    Now these are tough times but I am pretty confident that you will make it!
    Best wishes from Germany!

  3. Adil Hasan says:

    I too recently started to do some consultancy. I wish you the best of luck! You know your stuff.

  4. Noble Bell says:

    Best of luck to you. Please keep us posted on your progress.

  5. Bootvis says:

    Best of luck!

  6. Stoiko says:

    Good luck, John!

  7. Claudinei Yogui says:

    Best of luck!

  8. John Fields says:

    congrats and best of luck in this endeavour.

  9. Andrew Au says:

    All the best!

  10. I’m clearly not the only one who will recommend you.

  11. Mike says:

    Good luck in your new career! And make sure not to stop blogging!

  12. Giles Warrack says:

    echo all of the above comments. Hope you’re OK for medical insurance.

  13. Giles Warrack says:

    Also John I just checked “this page”. Don’t you think it would be a good idea to give more information about your degrees, where you got them, and it what subjects?

  14. Brian R. Bondy says:

    Come and contract for Mozilla!

  15. Anam says:

    Best of luck for your new endeavor!

  16. All the best! Best Wishes

  17. Steve Lang says:

    Best of luck also! I’ll make sure people know you are available in our Houston office (home of IMSL). We don’t do a great deal of consulting in areas of your expertise though.

  18. David Fugate says:

    Best of luck to you John! Interested in seeing how this works out for you:)

  19. Ed says:

    Congratulations, and best of luck!

  20. Kevin says:

    All the Best

  21. Neil says:

    John, if your posts are any indication of the quality of your consulting services, I doubt you will ever be out of work. Best of luck.

  22. Hey, John: Just saw this.

    Best of luck to you!

    Your stuff is great. I’m sure your consulting will be fun and awesome as well.

  23. Bobby Schaffer says:

    The adventure continues! Here’s to tailwinds and smooth sailing on your new course.

  24. I wish you all success and the best of luck, John. I’ve long admired your blog and your work. I know you’ll make a great success of it.

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