About Me

Nick Kunz is a Data Scientist working at the intersection of analytics, statistics, and machine learning methods in urbanism, defense, economics, and engineering.

He is currently a Doctoral Student in Systems Engineering at Cornell University, on leave from his role as a Senior Data Scientist at Deloitte in the Artificial Intelligence & Data practice. His recent work on the Integrated Visual Augmentation System at Microsoft has been used to improve the readiness, performance, and safety of Infantry units in the US Army through Microsoft’s HoloLens technology.

Kunz was previously a Data Scientist at Pacific Prospecting Group, a technology start-up focused on cryptocurrency mining & management. Prior, he worked as a Development Analyst at Brawner & Company, a boutique consulting firm specializing in real estate development. Kunz also served as a full-time AmeriCorps volunteer and Fellow at bcWORKSHOP.

He earned a Master of Science from Columbia University, where he studied Urban Analytics. His master’s thesis was titled “Unsupervised Learning for Submarket Modeling: A Proxy for Neighborhood Change”. He earned a Bachelor of Science (Hons.), summa cum laude, from Arizona State University. His education also includes work in Urban Planning from Harvard University.

Kunz served in the US Army as a US Army Ranger. He was assigned to 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. His training includes the US Army Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, US Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection, US Army Special Forces Preparation and Conditioning, US Army Airborne School, and US Army Infantry School.

He is an inactive musician with previous participation in various roles on tours across North America and has worked with artists such as: The Word Alive, Of Mice & Men, For Today, A Skylit Drive, and The Rendering. His interest in music and live audio is not overshadowed by his love for the great outdoors. He's traversed the Alaskan Arctic Circle and explored all 50 states.

Kunz currently splits his time between Bellevue, WA and Ithaca, NY. He is a proud Korean American, first-generation student, and fourth-generation soldier. He is happily married to his wonderful wife, Mei Ying. They're raising two mischievous cats, Moonface and Waffle. The only things he loves more are lifted Jeeps and breakfast food.

TLDR: Interested in the intersection of analytics, statistics, and machine learning methods in urbanism, defense, economics, and engineering. Previous military and civil service with a deep commitment to the public good. Inactive musician with previous work in various roles on tours across North America.


Welcoming questions, comments, and words of wisdom: nick.kunz@me.com