My name is Benjamin Larson. I am a data geek with a passion for statistics and data visualizations. By profession, I am an Informatics Specialist for a large hospital system in New Jersey. I started my career as a Biomedical Engineering Technician (a trade I picked up during a stint in the Army), but quickly found myself drifting to the dark side (IT).
Of all the aspects of biomedical engineering and healthcare IT, nothing drew my interest quite as much databases. I was fascinated with how much data hospitals were collecting. I knew we could use this information to improve patient care.
So I went back to school, got a degree in information management, and I am currently working on a Master’s degree in Analytics at Villanova.
My goal in creating this site is to help everyone take advantage of insights data analysis can provide. This is not a doctoral project. I am not trying to reach statisticians and machine learning experts. I am trying to reach the business user, the teacher, the small business owner. So to that end, I am sacrificing some of the technical in favor of easier understanding.
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