Articulate mathematician and statistician

Mathematics does no good unless it can be communicated.

John Cook speaking at KeenCon

An analysis showing exactly which products your company should focus on does no good unless that analysis is communicated clearly to business leaders. A statistical report that proves innocence or guilt does nobody any good unless it can be communicated convincingly to a judge or jury. A forecast is no good unless those who are to act on the forecast understand the conclusion of the forecast and its associated uncertainty.

If you need a mathematician/statistician who can communicate clearly in person and in writing, please call or email me. My communication experience is summarized below.


As a graduate student and for the first year after obtaining my PhD I taught mathematics courses at The University of Texas. I then taught mathematics at Vanderbilt University for two years. More recently I taught statistics at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

In addition to teaching, I have given presentations at software development conferences and academic conferences.

Kyle Wild“I was ecstatic to have John speak at the very first KeenCon, and his talk was elegant, geeky, and very informative. We learned a lot from it!” — Kyle Wild, Keen IO


Here are some journal articles and technical reports I have written, and notes on math and computing. I have also written over 2,000 blog posts.


Consulting is where I bring mathematics, statistics, software development, and communication together. I enjoy not only producing results for my clients, but also conveying my results in a way that clients find useful. In my work as a consulting expert and expert witness, for example, I have demonstrated my ability to understand non-technical problem descriptions, produce technical results, and communicate these results to a general audience.

Understand your analysis reports well enough to act on them. Make sure important information doesn’t fall through the cracks.


Trusted consultant to some of the world’s leading companies

Amazon, Facebook, Google, US Army Corp of Engineers, Amgen, Microsoft, Hitachi Data Systems