Diana Pfeil     About     Blog


Hello! I’m a data enthusiast based in Boulder, CO.

I spend my work days hacking on data (and doing a mishmash of startup-y tasks) as CTO of flightsayer, where we predicting flight delay for corporate travelar. I’m also a co-organizer of Women in Data Science & Machine Learning Boulder and formely co-organized the fantastic data meetup Analyze Boulder.

Besides learning new things and trying to optimize everything around me, I like teaching and speaking (and am increasingly interested in technical leadership), and spending time outdoors with my fam.

I have a Ph.D in operations research from MIT’s Operations Research Center. While there I worked with Prof Hamsa Balakrishnan on air traffic flow management, with an emphasis on integrating weather forecasts with optimization. More info about my research is here.

Previously, I studied computer science and math at UC Berkeley, and developed software in the machine learning group at Amazon.com. More recently, I did a fun mix of simulation optimization, straight up optimization, and machine learning at OptTek Systems.