DJ Patil

DJ Patil

DJ is the "Data Scientist in Residence" at Greylock Partners.

Previously he was the Chief Product Officer for Color and the Chief Scientist at the LinkedIn Corporation, leading the Analytics and Data Teams. Some of the products shipped include, People You May Know, Who's Viewed My Profile, Talent Match, Skills, and Career Explorer.

He has held roles at Skype, PayPal, and eBay. As was a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland, he helped start a major research initiative on numerical weather prediction. As an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the Department of Defense, Dr. Patil directed new efforts to leverage social network analysis and the melding of computational and social sciences to anticipate emerging threats to the US. He has also co-chaired a major review of US efforts to prevent bioweapons proliferation in Central Asia and co-founded the Iraqi Virtual Science Library (IVSL).

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Hack Your Summer

April 05 2014

Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re in college, chances are either you’ve already got your internship lined up or you’re racing to get an internship lined up. What happens if you can’t get one? Read More read more

Be Mr. Knapp

May 28 2013

I would have never in my life thought I would have been asked to give a commencement speech. This year when I was asked again (last year’s is here), I was once again caught off guard. When I reflected back, … read more

How we can consumerize health care

October 16 2012

Recently I wrote about one of my key product principles that is particularly relevant for designing software for the enterprise. The principle is called the Zero Overhead Principle, and it states that no feature may add training costs to the … read more

Data Jujitsu: The art of turning data into product

July 17 2012

Having worked in academia, government and industry, I’ve had a unique opportunity to build products in each sector. Much of this product development has been around building data products. Just as methods for general product development have steadily improved, so … read more

Building data science teams

September 16 2011

A data science team needs people with the right skills and perspectives, and it also requires strong tools, processes, and interaction between the team and the rest of the company. read more

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Best of Strata Rx 2012: Disruptors: What Healthcare Will Look Like In 2020
June 28, 2013
In this highly rated session from Strata Rx 2012 four prominent disruptors in the health data field - DJ Patil, John Mattison, Tim O'Reilly, and Benjamin West - discuss how they think big data will impact the future of healthcare. Topics discussed...