• > 400

    Logged open water SCUBA dives.


    Digits of π (pi) I have memorized.


    My Erdös number. I don't have a Bacon number... yet.


    Emails in my inbox. Really.

  • You can get in touch with me here or on Twitter, because really you can do almost anything you want. Unless you're not online, which would be weird since this text is pretty much only accessible online, at least far as I know. But if you were to be reading this offline you'd be clearly crafty, so I'm confident that ultimately you'd figure it out.


    I can reply. Or not. It will mostly depend on you, really. For instance, if you ask me to help you out because you have recently received a large sum of money from some semi-legitimate and largely coincidental tale, I probably won’t respond. If you want me to help you make the world more awesome or to decrease world suck, I’m likely to write you back. If it'd feel inappropriate for me to ask you a favor, or if it'd be awkward if I did you a favor just because... then it's unlikely that we'll connect on LinkedIn.

  • Here are a few of my talks & panels:

    On what must have been the hottest NYC summer day of 2017, Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism and Brown Institute for Media Innovation presented Artificial Intelligence: Practice and Implications for Journalism. The conference featured leading journalists, technologists, legal scholars and academics in conversation around the current and near future applications, challenges, and legal implications of AI implementation in products and newsrooms.

    In May 2017 I gave a talk on building data science teams in industry and setting them up for success at csv,conf—a non-profit community conference run by some folks who really love data and sharing knowledge.

    The WithTheBest team organizes several tech conferences every year, and I was happy to discuss my experience with deploying Machine Learning in Production alongside such great a speaker line-up in their September 2016 AI conference.

    Each season Design Museum Boston organizes a UNITE event, an amazing fusion of themes and ideas. The Spring 2015 event brought various Boston-based communities together to focus on Data Visualization.

    Every September, Boston Data Conference is held at Microsoft NERD, with lots of great and relevant sessions. In this 2014 session, I discuss how to build a quantitative story and tell it with data. If you'd like to follow along, the slides are online too.

  • Here are a few of my writings and appearances "on the record:"

    Hanselminutes Podcast, June 2017

    Angela Bassa is the Director of Data Science at iRobot. In this episode she sits down with Scott and demystifies the major concepts. Is this a new science and an old one? What’s the traditional path for a Data Scientist - and is that the only path?


    Links from the show:

    Thinking Poker Podcast, February 2017

    Angela Bassa is the director of data science at iRobot and an occasional poker player with more than a passing interest in Libratus and its implications for artificial intelligence. In this interview (starting 41 minutes into the recording), we talk about poker’s intersections with data science and artificial intelligence, as well as what’s going through a data scientist’s mind when she sits down for beer and poker with friends.

    Wall Street Journal, December 2016

    Artificial intelligence is having a moment. Startups that claim to be using AI are attracting record levels of investment. Big tech companies are going all-in, draining universities of entire departments. But wringing measurable utility from these new AI toys can be hard. “Everyone wants to think the AI spring is going to blossom into the AI summer, but I think it’s 10 years away,” says Angela Bassa, head of the data-science team at energy-intelligence-software company EnerNOC Inc.

    Tech Insights, July 2016

    Angela Bassa is in charge of the data science team at Energy software intelligence provider EnerNOC - ultimately helping over 1,100 software subscription customers serving over US$1 billion in customer savings to date.

    Slice of MIT, November 2015

    Over 90 percent of all of the data in the world was created in the last two years. It's Angela Bassa's job to figure out what that might mean. A 2003 graduate, Bassa is manager of the data science team at EnerNOC, a provider of cloud-based energy intelligence software (EIS).


    Payette, March 2015

    Whether we are trying to convey building program or energy performance, we utilize graphic representations of data to tell complex stories. Data visualization is a universal tool. The key is to remember the intent and decide the narrative before you create the end product because not all data is actually telling you what you think, you have to dig a little deeper.