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Short Bio:
Founder and self-publisher at DataShaping.com.
Data Shaping Solutions
Job Title:
Executive Data Scientist, Co-Founder
C-Level/SVP/Executive Team
Job Function:
United States
Number of employees:
1 to 49
LinkedIn Profile:
Networking, New venture, Recruiting, Other
Topics of Interest
Data Science, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, Data Storytelling, Fintech, Scientific Research, Business Analytics, Digital Publishing, Mathematics


Vincent Granville, PhD is a pioneering data scientist, mathematician, entrepreneur, investor, co-founder of Data Science Central (acquired in 2020) and DataShaping.com, former VC-funded executive, author and patent owner. Vincent's past corporate experience includes Visa, Wells Fargo, eBay, NBC, Microsoft, CNET, InfoSpace and other Internet startup companies (one acquired by Google). Vincent is also a former post-doct from Cambridge University, and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS).

Vincent published in Journal of Number Theory, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series B) and IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. One of his books was published by Wiley. For details, see my Google Scholar profile, here.

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At 8:57pm on February 25, 2021, Capri Granville gave Vincent Granville a gift
At 6:53pm on May 04, 2019, Florent Rudel Ndeffo gave Vincent Granville a gift
Thank you for the documentations. Priceless! :)
At 9:13am on December 13, 2018, victor zurkowski said…

Dear Vincent,

Do you know how long does membership approval in "Analytic Bridge" take? I want to submit an answer to the self-correcting random walk problem. The answer is long, and I left a copy of my document (not the final draft) in Github.

At 6:24am on October 01, 2017, Nitesh Choudhary gave Vincent Granville a gift
Your posts are very informative and I have learned a lot from them. Thanks for sharing!
At 1:37pm on June 23, 2016, Bill Bahl said…

Dr. Granville,

I enjoyed your white paper on Building Dashboards that Flow and could not agree more with minimalism. One thing that seems to be missing from the dashboard packages I've seen is control charts.  At least for the process owner, my personal opinion is a control chart should be the first chart.  If the process is not stable and predicable, statistical analysis seems futile.  Before I retired (two months ago) we started including these in the process owners' LEAN PIT boards.  We generated them in Minitab.  It only takes a few clicks once the data is paste into Minitab.  Bill Bahl

At 12:05pm on February 11, 2016, Dean Pangelinan said…

Dr. Granville,

Regarding the passerelle options for the Data Science certification program, does the notation of "IEEE Computer Science Society - Member" refer to Associate Membership in the IEEE Computer Society, or to full IEEE Membership with additional membership in the IEEE Computer Science Society?

Please advise, at your earliest convenience.

--  Dean Pangelinan

At 5:05pm on June 21, 2015, Sankara Kumaravel gave Vincent Granville a gift
Dear Dr.Vincent, Thanks for preserving such a nice professional web page for Data Analytics, this is really help for the novice like me.
At 5:28am on June 15, 2015, Lissy Able said…

Hi Vincent,

Can you suggest some points or links about serious data quality issue with the information pulled.



At 3:38pm on March 11, 2015, Donald Tynes said…


I recently was hired as a data scientist. As a new hire, leading the department of Business Intelligence, I am faced with self-posed questions such as, "What do I need to accomplish in the first 5 days?" And, "What should I accomplish in the first month?" And, of course, "How do I develop a long-term plan for transforming the business into a data-driven organization?" To make the problem of determining how I should focus my attention even more complicated, I have a single employee whom I want to groom to understand the algorithms that I am implementing. Also, I have a CEO who only agreed to hire for this position because the CIO, CFO, and COO encouraged him to do so, but he is highly skeptical of what data science can do for the organization; this complicates matters too because it puts on me a pressure to be dazzling right out-of-the-box. 

I have given these questions considerable thought. I am on day 3 of my new job. I have decided to orient myself on the business' data, query tools, and self-service tools, such as QlikView. I have so many ideas, I have difficulty in choosing a single direction in which I should run. I must note that I want to be significantly impactful while minimizing disruptions in the business' daily functions. To that end, I keep thinking, "run a clustering analysis! Discover the patterns and trends in the company's data to begin the model-building process."

What advice would you give a young data scientist on his 4th day on the job (as it is for me, tomorrow)? 

At 5:22am on December 3, 2014, Harvey Summers said…

I thought you might like this site: http://rpsychologist.com/d3/CI/ 

Interpreting Confidence Intervals

an interactive visualization

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More Fun Math Problems for Machine Learning Practitioners

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This is part of a series featuring the following aspects of machine learning:

  • Mathematics, simulations, benchmarking algorithms based on synthetic data (in short,…

The Machine Learning Process in 7 Steps

Posted on June 12, 2021 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

In this article, I describe the various steps involved in managing a machine learning process from beginning to end. Depending on which company you work for, you may or may not be involved in all the steps. In larger companies, you typically focus on one or two specialized aspects of a project. In small companies, you may be involved in all…


The Pros and Cons of Working for a Startup

Posted on June 3, 2021 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

As a machine learning professional, I have worked for several startups ranging from zero to 600 employees, as well as companies such as eBay, Wells Fargo, Visa and Microsoft. Here I share my experience. A brief summary can be found in my conclusions, at the bottom of this article.

It is not easy to define what a startup is. The first…


Simple Introduction to Public-Key Cryptography and Cryptanalysis: Illustration with Random Permutations

Posted on June 1, 2021 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

In this article, I illustrate the concept of asymmetric key with a simple example. Rather than discussing algorithms such as RSA, (still widely used, for instance to set up a secure website) I focus on a system easier to understand, based on random permutations. I discuss how to generate these random permutations and compound them, and how to…


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