This is the homepage of Lisa Zhang.Are you looking for my blog? (formerly "A Notebook", recently moved)
Me In a Nutshell
I love math, stats, computer science, machine learning, data visualization, and writing -- though unequally. Variety of experiences makes me a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, which may not be a bad thing for a data scientist.
I prefer not to put myself into the "entrepreneur" bucket, even though I have founded a startup that is now an open source data visualization software.
Writing non-fiction helps me organize my thoughts. Writing fiction forces me to understand humanity. The non-fiction content is in a blog.
I love teaching and public speaking, and hope to become more experienced at it.
During my time studying pure math at University of Waterloo, I scored 33 points on the Putnam math contest (where median score is 0 most years). Sixteen (16) months of my undergrad was spent in California on internships at companies Facebook, ContextLogic (Wish), and Tagged. I wrote on the Facebook Data Science blog.
I won things.
In 2011, I founded a startup, Polychart. In 2012, I rejected an (non-trivial) acquisition offer, instead opting for a break-up of the entire team. In 2013, with a re-built team, we were one of five companies in the ExtremeStartups accelerator. In late 2013 Polychart was open sourced.
Links, Projects, Things.
Tiny Epiphany: This is my blog, formerly known as "A Notebook". I write about whatever comes to mind, technical and not.
Polychart: Data visualization software that connects directly to your database, and helps you explore the data using drag-and-drop.
My Resume: Because having a home page and a blog isn't narcissitic enough already.
Secret Comic: Late 2013, I was deep in a quarter-life crisis and drew some comics. Didn't tell anyone about it so keep it a secret.
You can email me at lisa [at] polychart [dot] com. I try my best to answer.
Alternatively, you can tweet to me at @lisaczhang .