Brian Richmond (PhD, Anthropological Sciences) is an award-winning data scientist with expertise in statistics, experimental design, machine learning, analytics, and data visualization. Brian is Head of Data Science at Aura Health, where he works closely with CEO and CPO on product strategy and user experience, oversees AI, machine learning, and algorithm design, testing, and production. Before joining Aura Health in 2018, Brian was a senior data scientist at WeWork, where he founded the People Analytics team and was awarded a ‘2018 Excellence Award’ for his major contributions after only 8 months. As a thought leader in people analytics, he co-organized the New York HR Analytics Meetup, a professional group with >1100 members. He has extensive experience building and managing research teams as a professor and Chair of Anthropology at the George Washington University and as a research scientist at the Smithsonian Institution and American Museum of Natural History, among others. Awards and recognition for his research include a 2014 Humboldt Award for Research Excellence. His full list of academic publications can be found on GoogleScholar, ResearchGate, and AcademiaEdu, and his television appearances can be found on IMDb. Brian and his family live in the Bay Area, CA, where they can be found often enjoying the local cuisine and natural beauty of the area.