About Frank

Hi, I’m Frank (resume, linkedin). You can contact me via email to frank at frankcleary dot com. I grew up in Ithaca, NY (mostly) and for undergrad I majored in Physics at Cornell University. I taught middle school science in Bronx, NY for two years before moving to Berkeley, CA to get a Ph.D in Biophysics. I run Data Science Bytes, a site for data science tips, tutorials and news. My interests include data, software, photography, and Notre Dame football.

Currently I’m working on the analytics team at AppDynamics, building tools that use data science and machine learning to understand and manage application performance. In the past I worked on recommender systems, data science and data pipelines as a machine learning engineer at a startup called Index. Before starting at Index I finished a Ph.D. in Biophysics at UC Berkeley. My thesis research centered on the molecular motor dynein, a protein that moves cargoes within cells. I made use of recent developments in microscopy that allow researchers to observe and apply forces to individual molecules, which let us learn a lot about dynein that we couldn’t learn from looking at averages of many molecules. Over the summer of 2013 I did an internship in data science at SEVEN Networks in San Carlos, CA. It was a really good experience, I definitely recommend doing an internship as a graduate student. Data science and software were my favorite parts of my Ph.D. research and I’m excited to now be working in those areas full time.