David Andre is a scientist, an inventor, and an entrepreneur whose
work emphasizes the role of learning, especially with respect to
time-series data. David co-founded Cerebellum Capital, Inc, where he
is presently the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer.
Cerebellum Capital is a hedge fund management firm whose investment programs are
continuously designed, executed, and improved by a software system
based on techniques from statistical machine learning.
David is also a research advisor to BodyMedia, Inc. Since 2006,
Dr. Andre has been principal investigator on a multi-million dollar
research grant to non-invasively predict blood glucose from a
multi-sensor stream of physiological data. From 2002 until 2007,
Dr. Andre was Director of Informatics at BodyMedia, where he and his
team collected and analyzed clinical and user data and created state
of the art statistical machine learning models that map sensor data to
detailed and specific statements about human physiology and activity,
such as energy expenditure and sleep state.
In 1996, Dr. Andre helped start Blue Pumpkin Software, a workforce
management software company that was sold to Witness Systems in 2005.
He invented the scheduling engines utilized in the company's products
that took historical time-series of call data of different types and
human resource constraints and created schedules to maximize
performance using innovative successive approximation and simulation
techniques. Dr. Andre also co-founded and is a partner in Just
Passing Through, LLC, a company that creates, runs, and films
team-based puzzle races. Dr. Andre earned B.S. and B.A. degrees in
Symbolic Systems and Psychology from Stanford University and a PhD in
Artificial Intelligence from U.C. Berkeley, where he was awarded a
Hertz Fellowship. In addition to holding numerous patents for his
inventions, he is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed
publications in the areas of statistical machine learning, robotics,
reinforcement learning, evolutionary computation, and parallel
processing, as well as a book on automatic circuit design.