David M. Magerman's Home Page
Who I am and What I do
I am a data scientist and artificial intelligence researcher. I
previously worked at Renaissance Technologies, a hedge-fund management
company based in Eastern Long Island.
During my first term at Renaissance, I was head of production for the
better part of a decade. I was also the highest-ranked technical
employee for a number of years, implementing and overseeing the
implementation of a trading system which has been used by Renaissance
for two decades. In 2006, I retired from my management position at
Renaissance and moved to Philadelphia. After a four-year break,
during which I tried angel investing and teaching at Penn, I returned
to Renaissance as a tele-commuting researcher, first in the Futures
research group and then in the Equities research group.
I left Renaissance again in May 2017, and I am currently available for
work in data science outside of the financial industry.
Aside from my data science work, I am the CEO of Six Points Restaurant
Group, which operates kosher restaurants in the greater Philadelphia
area. Currently only one restaurant, Citron & Rose Tavern, is open.
The Dairy Cafe is being renovated and should reopen in November 2017.
There is also the possibility of another restaurant opening at the
location of the old Citron & Rose in the future.
I am also the founder and president
of The Kohelet
Foundation, a private foundation focused on Jewish education. We
are currently focused on developing the Yeshiva Lab School, a new
progressive, student-centered model for dual curriculum elementary
education. We also run the annual Kohelet Prize competition, which
awards up to six $36,000 awards each year to educators to reward
innovation, creativity, and bravery in education.
The foundation is in year two of a ten-year plan to help Kohelet
Yeshiva, the home of the Yeshiva Lab school, achieve sustainability.
The foundation is building a new building for the school to house
their new K-8 program and, in addition, we have granted the school $30
million over ten years to support the school while it grows and to
help it build up an endowment.
Earlier in my academic career, I did research on the
statistical natural language parsing problem, culminating in my
thesis, entitled Natural Language
Processing as Statistical Pattern Recognition. Here's a list of the rest of my publications.
Most Frequently Used Pages
Jewish Day School Pages
General Jewish Resources