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Robert Grossman
Partner, Open Data Group

Robert Grossman (@bobgrossman) is the Founder and a Partner of Open Data Group, which specializes in building predictive models over big data. He is a Core Faculty and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology (IGSB) and the Computation Institute (CI) at the University of Chicago. He has led the development of new open source software tools for analyzing big data, cloud computing, data mining, distributed computing and high performance networking. Prior to starting Open Data Group, he founded Magnify, Inc. in 1996, which provides data mining solutions to the insurance industry. Grossman was Magnify’s CEO until 2001 and its Chairman until it was sold to ChoicePoint in 2005. He blogs about big data, data science, and data engineering at


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