Thomas W. Miller, Ph. D: Faculty director of the data science program at Northwestern University. He started with the program when it was called predictive analytics and for more than ten years has been responsible for growing the curriculum, introducing specializations, and designing numerous distance learning courses. Tom is the author of six textbooks about data science published by Pearson Education. He also owns Research Publishers LLC, a California company that, in addition to publishing books and periodicals, provides research and consulting, measurement services, event forecasting, and natural language processing solutions. Tom is known for his accurate election forecasts under The Virtual Tout® (@virtualtout). And he is editor-in-chief of Data Science Quarterly, promoting data science as a discipline and showing its relevance to social and political discourse.