Thank you for visiting. I’m John Cook, and this is my personal web site. This page tells you a little about me and the kind of work I do.
I help companies make better decisions by taking advantage of the data they have, combining it with expert opinion, creating mathematical models, overcoming computational difficulties, and interpreting the results. I work with clients ranging from solo entrepreneurs to some of the world’s largest software and biotech companies.
I am a consultant in applied mathematics, statistics, and software development. Some particular areas in which I help companies:
If you’d like to work together, please contact me.
I completed a PhD in applied math at University of Texas and a postdoc at Vanderbilt. My research focus was non-linear partial differential equations. After my postdoc I decided to leave academia. I worked as a software developer and project manager for several years.
In 2000 I came to MD Anderson Cancer Center, first as a software development manager, then as a research statistician. My work centered around Bayesian statistics, clinical trials, and numerical algorithm development.
I now work as a consultant, combining my previous experience in applied math, statistics, and software development. I live with my wife and our four children in Houston, though work takes me around the world.
Articles and presentations
Here are some of the presentations I have given at conferences, universities, and businesses.
Let’s work together
Please leave me a message to discuss how I may be able to help you with your project.