Ryan develops the models for the blog’s forecasts and leads Farsite’s data science teams. Originally in high-performance computation for nuclear engineering, he earned his PhD from the University of Michigan and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and as a faculty member at Texas A&M University. Outside of the technical realm, Ryan enjoys literature, the movies of Wes Anderson, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Michael provides commentary on the role of data science in the entertainment industry for the Farsite Forecast. Michael leads Farsite and also oversees business development and partner relations. Michael’s favorite movie is Sneakers because it was ahead of its time. Michael has a number of foreign languages under his belt which has helped him understand what his two-year-old daughter is saying.