About Nathan

My name is Nathan Yau, and I’m the one writing for FlowingData. I have a PhD in statistics from UCLA, and I’m a statistician. My focus:

  1. Data for non-professionals
  2. Information design
  3. Self-surveillance

In a nutshell, I want to make data available and useful to those who are and aren’t necessarily data experts; I think visualization plays a major role in this.

Here are some of my random experiments with both print and interactive stuff. I’ve also written a couple of books.

When I’m not playing with data, I’m usually cooking, eating, brewing beer, cycling, watching basketball, or hanging out with my wife and son.