Dan Taber - PhD

Dan Taber, PhD 

Data. Ethics. Stories. Change.

Combining rigorous data science, social awareness, and effective communication to maximize the impact of science and technology on society.

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About Me


I’ve loved data since I was a kid but was never satisfied with number-crunching alone. The best science combines data with storytelling to inspire change.

For 15 years, I’ve worked in academic, non-profit, and technology sectors to turn data into action. Areas of expertise have ranged from food policy to employment to algorithmic bias. Currently, I’m a Product Scientist at Indeed and, in 2019, I will be participating in Assembly, a collaboration between Harvard and MIT to confront emerging issues in artificial intelligence ethics.






Long before Harvard Business Review, I always thought data science was sexy. A data nerd my entire life, I use data for everything from evaluating how state laws affect public health and social equity to forecasting what TED talks go viral. Click here to read about my past and present projects. 

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Nothing showcases my passion for data science more than talking about it. It's a thrill to take complex science and turn it into accessible, engaging content for different audiences.  As my favorite entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuk, says - "No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story." Click here to see my past talks, blogs, podcasts, and media interviews.



Aside from my own research, I help other scientists share their stories. I started Science By Design, LLC, to combine my passions for data science and creativity, and to enhance the impact that science has on society. We specialize in data visualization, graphic design, and social media intelligence. Visit our company website to learn more!

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Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied.
— Arnold Glasgow
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