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MEM Seminar: Chip Franzen, Data Science Lead, Granular

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Friday, February 19, 2021
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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Chip Franzen (BA'09), Data Science Lead, Granular
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Master of Engineering Management Seminar

Master of Engineering Management (MEM) students do not need to register for this event. All other Duke students, staff, and faculty interested in attending should e-mail Carey Rudell, Assistant Dir., Professional Development at

This event is not open to the general public.

Chip Franzen is the Data Science Lead for Granular. He's a data scientist with interests in machine learning and statistics, working on all aspects of the machine learning pipeline. His particular interests include Bayesian optimization, computer vision, deep learning, and information theory. Outside of Data Science, he's interested in agriculture, public policy, education, finance, language, and music. His experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar was formative, and he'd like to continue to serve the public interest in some capacity. He has a bachelor's degree in the history of science from Duke and a master of science in data science from Galvanize. Read more about Chip's career here:

Granular was founded in 2014 with the mission of helping farmers run more profitable and efficient business instead of just maximizing bushels. Built as a collaboration between several of the most advanced family farms and top technology investors including Google Ventures, Granular is widely credited for launching the first modern, built in the cloud and mobile-centric FMS in 2014.

Contact: Carey Rudell