Sam is data scientist and software engineer based in New York. He currently works within the risk team at Petal, where he builds and deploys underwriting and fraud models.

Before joining Petal, he helped set up the data science team at Nested. Prior to that he worked at NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the U.S. Senate. He got his start in machine learning at ESA, where his research was somehow published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.