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Founder and President,
InnoArchiTech VP AI and Data Science,
Rocket Wagon Former head of data science and vehicle dynamics at Andretti Autosport, running a program that contributed largely to the success of a four-car IndyCar team
Former IndyCar and Champ Car data scientist, race strategist, and vehicle dynamicist who worked over 100 races worldwide, including the Indianapolis 500
Book Author, “AI For People and Business: A Framework for Better Human Experiences and Business Success”, O’Reilly Media, Publication Date TBD
Creator and ongoing instructor of a three-part live online training series on AI ()
Created and taught , an online course
Writer for industry-leading
speaker on AI, machine learning, data science, and product management Creator and host of the podcast
Data science and product management
instructor at General Assembly Creator of a for AI, machine learning, data science, IoT, and more
Professional Motorsports Career Highlights
Racer Magazine article on Davey Hamilton's remarkable 2007 Indianapolis 500 race. I was his race engineer and strategist during the race, and am shown at upper right.
Official 2008 Indianapolis 500 qualification photo for the KV Racing Technology team. The driver is Will Power (2014 IndyCar Series champion, and winner of the historic final Champ Car race in Long Beach, CA). I'm pictured at far right.
Worked as race strategist, vehicle dynamicist, and data scientist for over one hundred IndyCar races (including many Indianapolis 500 races), and for the winning team of the historic final Champ Car race in Long Beach, CA.
Achieved numerous race wins and podium finishes while running Andretti Autosport’s vehicle dynamics, data science, and computer simulation programs (supporting all four Andretti Autosport IndyCar teams).
Race engineer and strategist for Davey Hamilton’s remarkable comeback 2007 Indianapolis 500 race (achieved a top ten finish from starting 20th), in which Davey Hamilton returned to racing after sustaining massive injuries at the Texas Motor Speedway in 2001 (required 23 surgeries to reconstruct his feet and legs).
Worked with many notable IndyCar drivers and team owners, including:
Al Unser Jr.
Video: 2008 Historic Long Beach Race Win
Talk: IndyCar - a Technical and Not So Technical Overview
The grid of the 2007 Champ Car Mexico City Grand Prix. I'm shown on the right.
Catching up at Road America with my former teammate Will Power, the 2014 IndyCar series champion (Photo by
Kate Shoup) Podcasts, Interviews, and Quotes
O’Reilly, Live Online Training Course Creator and Instructor (3 courses)
Skillshare, Class Creator and Instructor
General Assembly, Instructor
Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management) Student Project Advisor
1871, Workshop Creator and Instructor (10/12/17)
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: An Introduction and Overview
1871 and DePaul University (Coleman Entrepreneurship Center), Workshop Creator and Instructor (8/2/17)
DePaul University and 1871
Panel Speaker: Apple
Apple Chicago Series - Accelerate Your Startup Idea: Fast Track to Tech with 1871 (11/06/17)
Panel Speaker: E*TRADE and 1871
Panel Speaker: General Assembly
Panel Speaker: Expedia and the Chicago Product Management Association (08/09/2018)
Panel Speaker: InfoTrust and 1871 (09/05/18)
Tech Careers Rock! (12/01/16)
This is a talk that I’ve given to high school students in order to educate about, and promote tech careers. It has a heavy emphasis on gender gap-related issues and how they can be reduced.
IndyCar - a Technical and Not So Technical Overview (07/28/16) Speaker/Presenter: Various company internal training events on a wide variety of technical topics (multiple companies)
Code and Resource Repositories
GitHub - InnoArchiTech
set of resources for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data science, big data, internet of things (IoT), and more. A curated
set of resources for tech, STEM, and STEAM-related careers, information, education, programs, hands-on training, and more.
GitHub - Alex Castrounis Featured Author and Notable Mentions
Volunteering and Mentoring
1871: Chicago’s Center For Technology and Entrepreneurship
Regularly hold office hours to provide guidance and mentorship to businesses and entrepreneurs
Mentor entrepreneurs and other individuals
Feedspot - Top 75 Data Science Blogs And Websites For Data Scientists