Jared Lander is a statistical consultant based in New York City. He is the organizer of the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup and speaks at the New York R, Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning meetups. Jared specializes in data management, multilevel models, machine learning, generalized linear models, data management and statistical computing. His consulting ranges from music and fund raising, to finance and humanitarian relief efforts. He also teaches an R course at Columbia University. With a masters from Columbia University in statistics and a B.A. in mathematics, Jared has experience in both academic research and industry.