Travis Oliphant, PhD

// Chief Technology Officer & Investor

Travis Oliphant is a data scientist with 20+ years’ experience in OSS scientific computing. Travis is a recognized leader in the Python Data community having authored or led the creation of industry cornerstones such as NumPy, SciPy, Numba, Conda, XND, NumFOCUS, and PyData.

In addition to his role at Datum, Travis is the founder and director of Anaconda (formerly Continuum), where he established the industry-standard platform for data science and machine learning, founder of NumFOCUS, a non-profit scientific computing foundation, and CEO of Quansight, where data science experts are committed to community-driven open source projects and ecosystems.

Travis has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Mayo Clinic and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. Travis was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University from 2001 to 2007. In addition, he directed the BYU Biomedical Imaging Lab, and performed research on scanning impedance imaging. He is the author of the textbook Guide To NumPy and associated manuals.