Matthew Emery

Senior Data Scientist

Imbellus Inc.



  • Machine Learning
  • Bayesian Inference
  • Natural Language Processing


  • Master of Data Science, 2017

    University of British Columbia

  • BSc in Biochemistry, 2013

    University of British Columbia



Senior Data Scientist

Imbellus Inc.

Sep 2017 – Present Los Angeles (Remote)
I build simulation-style assessments that measure people’s cognitive skills. I translate learning science concepts into code and build models. I have also designed the Imbellus’ data warehouse and work on generating simulations that are equivalent difficulty.


Neural Networks and Deep Learning

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Blockchain Fundamentals

Formulated informed blockchain models, hypotheses, and use cases.
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Object-Oriented Programming in R: S3 and R6 Course

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Recent Posts

Two or Three Things about Julia for Pythonistas

I mentioned to a friend that I was learning Julia for a project, and he asked: “Why?”. The answer is that I need to use a …

MDS Capstone Project: Visualizing Massive Open Online Courses

After eight months of coursework, the UBC Master of Data Science (MDS) concludes with a 2-month Capstone project. Our group’s …

Why Kagglers Love XGBoost

If the No Free Lunch theorem says that all algorithms preform the same across all data sets, then why does XGBoost win so many Kaggle …


Vizit: Visualization for Instructional Teams

My team and I built a dashboard that is accessible to MOOC instructors directly in their edX course website. The dashboard will help …

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