Hi, I’m Neal Grantham.

I’m a statistician, which means I use statistical models to make data-informed decisions.

In my role as a data scientist at Phylagen in San Francisco, I use machine learning models trained on DNA sequence data from the environmental microbiome to predict where things come from. Before joining Phylagen, I earned my doctorate in statistics in 2017 from North Carolina State University where I worked with Brian Reich to develop Bayesian hierarchical models for high-dimensional spatial data.

When I’m not programming, I like to run, hike, read non-fiction and science fiction, and listen to podcasts on tech, business, history, and politics. I especially enjoy discovering new music and sharing it with others — for several years I was a weekly radio DJ at WKNC 88.1 FM under the name Voyager 3.

For more about me, visit the links in the sidebar, follow me on Twitter or GitHub, or review my résumé.


Email neal@nsgrantham.com, I would be happy to hear from you.