Hi, I'm Peter Hurford. Along with my friend Marcus A. Davis, I am a co-founder and co-Executive Director of Rethink Priorities, a think tank dedicated to figuring out the best ways to make the world a better place. Right now, we're mainly focused on ensuring we all survive and that the lives of nonhuman animals go better. Rather than just doing what feels right, we use evidence and careful analysis to find the very best causes to work on.

I'm also a data scientist. I work at DataRobot, where I use machine learning to help companies understand their data and develop insights. I previously have been employed using machine learning to improve advertising outcomes, fight fraud, and help improve people's access to financial products. I have a Triple Master Rank on Kaggle (an international data science competition) and have acheived top 1% performance in five different Kaggle competitions. Lastly, I am an avid open source developer and I love building tools to solve problems and make things easier.

When not working, I blog across the internet and occasionally tweet. I also read articles, read books, and watch the occasional TV. I do not play the organ.

The best way to reach me is by email: peter@peterhurford.com