David Byrd is a Research Scientist in the Interactive Media Technology Center. He joined IMTC in 2014, specializing in machine learning (esp. finance and activity recognition), database architecture, data analysis and visualization, software and app development, and video game development. At IMTC, David has worked on projects including AR for STEM education, jaw gesture recognition for wearables, a mobile gait study app, an observation studies app, and cognitive training games for disabled persons.
David is also a member of Dr. Tucker Balch’s Quantitative Software Research Group, where he has investigated mutual fund portfolio inference and intraday equity market forecasting. In Summer 2016, David is teaching CS 7646 (Machine Learning for Trading) in the College of Computing.
Prior to joining IMTC, David spent twenty years in the internet and telecom industries as a software developer, database architect, and data analyst, as well as a director overseeing those same areas.