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John Blankenbaker

Principal Data Scientist

John provides technical leadership in SSA & Company’s Data and Analytics practice. John has extensive experience in applying Advanced Analytics and predictive techniques such as AI/machine learning to model both business and natural processes, with an eye toward making better decisions. Throughout his career, John has focused on developing understandable solutions that have a measurable business impact.

John is a founding member of the firm’s Solution CoE and serves on the Professional Development Committee. He is based in New York City, and in his non-work hours, he enjoys taking walks outdoors, crafting new cocktails, and making his own gelato.


  • University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in Mathematics
  • University of Iowa, M.S. in Statistics
  • Reed College, B.A. in Mathematics

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