Tim has been a data scientist at Intersys since 2014. Prior to Intersys, he worked at ExoAnalytic Solutions developing algorithms and software for national defense applications including ballistic missile defense and space situational awareness. He obtained a Ph.D. in physics from Baylor in 2011, where he studied string theory and particle physics. He specializes in large-scale predictive modeling and real-time deployments.

Posts by Dr. Tim Renner

What I learned as a Consultant

Just under three years ago, I took my first consulting job. Before consulting, I worked primarily in research and development, and before that, I was in graduate school, which is a lot like research and development without the paycheck. I knew from a technical perspective I’d be ready – at that point, I’d had roughly …

Processing Streaming Data with Apache Spark, Storm and Kafka

More companies are using big data to gain insights into their business as it becomes more mainstream.  This has led to a surge in what the industry calls, “fast data” – data that’s continuously arriving and processed as it arrives.  As a result, the number of open source projects for processing fast data has exploded …

Partisan Hashtags

Written By: Tim Renner I’m a math/programming nerd who likes messing with data and learning programming languages. I like working with text, streams, and pretty much anything that’s got a good story. By day, I’m a data scientist at Intersys in Austin TX, where I get to work with the latest and greatest in big …