Foster Provost is Ira Rennert Professor of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems, Director Fubon Center, Data Analytics and AI, at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and Professor of Data Science and former Director of NYU’s Center for Data Science. Prof. Provost is also a Distinguished Scientist at the real estate unicorn Compass.
In the 1990s, Prof. Provost worked as a data scientist for what’s now Verizon for five years, winning a President’s Award for his work there.
He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Machine Learning from 2004 to 2010 and was Program Chair of the premier data science conference in 2001. He has collaborated with and advised many well-known companies, and he has founded several data-science based companies, including Detectica, Integral Ad Science, and Dstillery.
Professor Provost’s work has won many awards (among others), including most recently the ACM SIGKDD Test of Time Award for ground-breaking work on integrating crowd-sourcing and machine learning.