Joseph Adler

  • @jadler

Silicon Valley, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • Data science
  • machine learning
  • R
  • statistics
  • product management
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing
Joseph Adler has many years of experience in data science at companies including LinkedIn, Netflix and VeriSign. He graduated from MIT with an Sc.B and M.Eng in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He is the inventor of several patents for computer security and cryptography, and the author of Baseball Hacks and R in a Nutshell. Currently, he is an analytics lead at Facebook.

R in a Nutshell R in a Nutshell
by Joseph Adler
Second Edition October 2012
Print: $59.99
Ebook: $50.99

R in a Nutshell R in a Nutshell
by Joseph Adler
January 2010

Baseball Hacks Baseball Hacks
by Joseph Adler
January 2006
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $19.99

"The book deserves the strongest recommendation as a comprehensive resource for learning R and more importantly, as a highly practical guide on how to conduct data analysis professionally."
--Chee Kian Leong, Journal of Statistical Software, August 2010, Volume 36, Book Review 2

"I am pleased to report that Adler has risen to the challenge of the highly-regarded “Nutshell” franchise. As is traditional for the series, this title mixes introduction, tutorial, and reference material in a style that is well suited to a reader who already has a background in programming, but is a new or occasional user of R...As a long-time O’Reilly reader, I see Joseph Adler’s R in a Nutshell as a welcome addition to the menagerie."
--Joel Neely, Sliding up the banister

"This book is a superb intro­duc­tion to the tool, but it also serves the func­tion of handy desktop com­pan­ion for explor­ing further."
--Shawn Day, randomosity

"Are you a baseball aficionado or fanatic who is interested in statistics and want to know how to load this data into a database for analysis? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Joseph Adler has done an outstanding job of writing a book about how to watch, research, and understand baseball...This most excellent book is an instruction manual for the free baseball databases. More importantly, this book is a cookbook for baseball research."
--John Vacca,