Data Science Consulting by Lynn Cherny

I'm a data scientist consultant located in Lyon, France.

Key concepts behind my work:

  • Big data collected, cleaned, analysed, and modeled or visualized for insight. Especially text data (NLP).
  • Cross-disciplinary: My knowledge overlaps computer science, machine learning and AI, NLP, and social sciences. I keep up with a lot of current data science and AI research, tools, and work in NLP (natural language processing).
  • Artistic: I'm following work in creative AI (especially text and image generation) and storytelling and I like talking about them.
  • Current keywords: Python, NLP, SQL/Elasticsearch/BigQuery/etc, D3.js/javascript, AI.

My resume in a short-form: Since my Ph.D. in Linguistics at Stanford, I spent about 18 years as a user interface designer and manager and researcher of online communities. I published in that area, including two books; and I worked as a corporate designer and manager of UX designers and researchers for 20 years at companies you've probably heard of, like TiVo, Adobe, and Autodesk. I've been consulting for about 15 years now, broken up by 3 years teaching data visualization as a Knight Fellow at University of Miami and teaching introductory data science and analytics at a business school in Lyon, France.

You can find my work background and more about my consulting on my bio page.

My Blog and Social Media

My blog is the most-often updated part of this site (not very!), with links to recent talks and work. But it's easier to find me posting on social media. My active Mastodon account @arnicas and formerly Twitter account @arnicas have a mix of stuff I find worth passing on in data science, NLP, AI, art, and sometimes books/TV/games.

Articles and Talks

My excellent newsletter comes out at the end of each month, a linkfest and thoughts on AI art and procgen tools, weird folklore, NLP and data science, narrative and storytelling research, games, books.

My most recent talks, including invited keynotes, are posted here. I tend to write longer-form articles on Medium these days, and there are a few up about creative AI and data visualization.

Archived talk links and essays from (very) old blog or web postings live on the talks and essays page. Also posted are some photo-travel articles (surprisingly popular!).

Highlights in ancient travel stories include an ill-fated trip to Siberia, a visit with bird fanatics on Fair Isle (north of Scotland), and stories about a haunted house in the Shetland Islands, to which my readers have contributed.