David M. Magerman's Home Page
Who I am and What I do
I'm unemployed again!
I was wrongly terminated by Renaissance Technologies for speaking out
against my government and the role Renaissance's CEO, Bob Mercer, is
playing in the United States [government. I am currently in litigation
with Renaissance trying to get my job back, or at least trying to get
appropriate compensation for being terminated for exercising my rights
under my contract.
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, due to a disagreement with the company's
senior management, in particular in a dispute over some personnel
moves, I resigned my 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.
Aside from pursuing my litigation against Renaissance, 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
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.
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