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New Member Spotlight - John D. Cook

John Cook, PhD is one of FEWA’s newest members. He is an expert in data privacy and joined the Houston Chapter earlier in November as an Associate member. John will be sharing his knowledge on data privacy at the Houston Chapter’s lunch meeting on December 13. To learn more about John, visit his FEWA profile. Please join us in welcoming John to FEWA!

John Cook completed a PhD in applied math at University of Texas and a postdoc at Vanderbilt University. John Cook has worked in applied math and software development, especially where they overlap, for 30 years, and has served as an expert witness in both areas.  His current emphasis is data privacy, helping companies comply with regulations such as HIPAA and GDPR. He worked as a research statistician at MD Anderson Cancer Center and an instructor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He is now a consultant in statistics and data privacy. Clients have included large companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google, as well as smaller companies such as various law firms.

Experience
  • Consultant in applied mathematics, statistics, data privacy
  • Research Statistician, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University
  • Software Development Manager, MDACC Biostatistics
  • Software developer (C++, Windows, Unix, Linux, Python)
  • Digital signal processing (DSP), Bayesian analysis
  • PhD, Applied Mathematics, University of Texas
  • Adaptive clinical trail design, biostatistics
  • Randomization, experiment design, Monte Carlo simulation
  • HIPAA expert determination de-identification

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