Metis accelerates your career in data science. Our immersive courses, designed by world-class industry practitioners, provide you with intensive, on-site instruction, access to an extensive network of speakers and mentors, and ongoing career coaching and job placement support.
Our goal is to prepare you to succeed as a data scientist.
– Welcome to Metis.
To help you succeed, we commit to:
Train you to think and act like a data scientist, which starts with asking the right questions and constantly adapting as new information is learned.
Teach you the most essential skills and technologies to establish a baseline knowledge from which you can springboard into your next job.
Immerse you in real-world, complex problems that you will unravel to create a robust portfolio of projects.
Create opportunities to connect with prospective employers and present to them your skills and passion.
Provide you with excellent student support so that your attention remains exclusively focused on becoming a data scientist.
Inject continual fun, passion, and excitement into your experience at Metis.
We strive, we sweat, we swear.
We go the extra mile.
We stage, we fail.
We try again. Get it right.
We learn. Connect. Come together.
Welcome to Metis.
Irmak is a partner and data scientist at Datascope, where he solves business problems with data by designing analyses and interfaces.
Irmak has helped companies across industries solve problems with data, from small companies to members of the Fortune 50. He also conducted and published academic research on a wide range of topics, such as web browsing habits of people from different demographics, school choices of high schoolers, global airline networks, endangered species conservation, natural language topic models, and optimizing DNA for protein production among others. Technically, Irmak is a Material Scientist (BS and MS, Sabanci University, Turkey), Chemical and Biological Engineer (MS and PhD, Northwestern University) and an Art Historian (Minor, Sabanci University). Practically, he believes in merging knowledge from different disciplines to ask and answer the right questions. When he is not striving for this, he believes in movies, bourbon, and Elliott Smith.
Bo, a data scientist at Datascope, uses data to improve the way people make decisions.
At Datascope, Bo creates unique, human centered solutions that allow businesses to maximize the value and application of their data. She works on all phases of data science projects, from brainstorming workshops, to designing and implementing statistical and machine learning algorithms, to dashboard development and final visualization. She has also led corporate data science literacy workshops, where she trains working professionals how to think quantitatively. Technically, she is a statistician, with an M.S. in Statistics and B.S. in Mathematics, both from The University of Chicago.
Jason is the Co-Founder of Metis and the Vice President of Strategy at Kaplan Test Prep, where he helps Kaplan launch new businesses.
For almost 20 years, Jason has worked in education. From founding a nonprofit organization in New Orleans to working at global companies such as McKinsey & Company, Scholastic, and now Kaplan, where he has been since 2007, Jason has sought opportunities to work with exceptional teams on developing and marketing new products. He has been married for 10 years and has two kids. He is teammates with Bernardo not only in the launch of Metis, but also as participants in the Tough Mudder and Super Spartan.
Bernardo is the Co-Founder of Metis and the Chief Digital Officer at Kaplan Test Prep, where he leads the Digital Team and Innovation.
Bernardo spent many years as a computer scientist working in parallel computing and geophysical simulations. He taught at the University of Colorado and then became a consultant and later an entrepreneur, building two web startups that he took to profitability and sold. After spending several years in Latin America, he returned to New York and joined Kaplan to continue his passion for digital products, startups and education. He has been married for 19 years and has three kids. He is teammates with Jason not only in the launch of Metis, but also as participants in the Tough Mudder and Super Spartan.
Tarlin Ray is the Head of Admissions of Metis and a Vice President at Kaplan Test Prep.
For over 15 years, Tarlin has held leadership positions in several early stage companies such as T.w.I.S.M (Shaquille O’Neal’s clothing company), The Groove Alliance (proprietary 3D technology) and Virgin Charter (Richard Branson backed start up). He also had a prior role as an executive at Kaplan Test Prep. He has returned to the education field to marry his passion for lifelong learning and his dedication to building innovative products and services. He has been married for 9 years and has two kids.
Laura, a developer bootcamp graduate, is passionate about bringing people into technology and making things happen.
Before joining Metis, she worked in Operations, Project Management, International Relations, and had a brief stint as a magazine editor. She was also freelancing as a Rails developer after completing a programming bootcamp. She is a member of Women Who Code and is very committed to the cause. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, reading, robots, and wondering about the universe. Laura graduated from ITESM as a Computer Engineer.
Megan, a veteran technology recruiter, loves guiding people on their career paths and helping them find their next great jobs.
Before joining Metis, Megan spent five years building a vast network of software engineers and technology companies in Boston. She has built countless successful company and candidate relationships through her ability to truly understand a company’s hiring needs as well as the candidate’s motivations and aspirations. In her spare time, she teaches Zumba, so feel free to chat with her about Salsa or Merengue any time! Megan graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.
Leah, a seasoned administrative professional, is passionate about connecting to people and helping them achieve their educational goals.
Before becoming Program Manager at Metis, Leah worked for (and currently still does) Kaplan Test Prep, along with working in the admissions department at Metis. Leah graduated with a degree in Art History and Spanish and prior to joining Kaplan, worked at an investment bank, managing all aspects of the company and its employees. She also teaches art with Free Arts NYC and at the Harlem YMCA. In her spare time, she enjoys any craft-based project, traveling, hiking and Jeopardy.
Lillian, matchmaker at heart, tech recruiter by experience, loves connecting people with game-changing opportunities.
Well before joining the Metis team, Lillian lived in Seattle, WA where she started a career as a Technical Recruiter, working and building relationships with companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Expedia. Like most girls who have watched too much Sex and the City, she decided to pack up her bags and move to the Big Apple. Since the move, she has worked for two start-ups and one digital advertising agency. Lillian is passionate about building relationships and helping others achieve their goals. In her spare time, she loves to travel, sip wine on her terrace, and indulge in amazing food, culture, and music. Her door is always open and she is committed to our student’s success.
Scott is passionate about non-traditional education and experiential learning.
His career includes both non- and for-profit design and technology curriculum development and marketing. He has worked for Pearson Education creating online learning strategies, for web-based college Sessions.edu as CMO, and has travelled the world delivering experiential learning workshops for the World Game Institute. He also teaches digital publishing and elearning at Rosemont College. Originally from the South, he has settled into Montclair, NJ where he plays pick-up soccer and hangs out with his two little girls.
Dean is a co-founder and data scientist at Datascope, a data science consulting firm that specializes in building new tools where none exist.
Dean has been crafting solutions for Datascope's clients for the past 5 years across a wide range of industries and use cases. He has spoken at numerous conferences like Strata and published peer-reviewed research in journals like Nature, Science, and PNAS that have been featured in places like TIME, Wired, and US News & World Report. He also serves as an advisor for the NUvention Analytics entrepreneurship course at Northwestern University and as a volunteer mentor for the Data Science for Social Good program in Chicago.
John Harnisher is Vice President of Learning Science, Data & Analytics at Kaplan Test Prep. He is charged with expanding the influence and impact of predictive analytics in KTP’s product, marketing, and business operations to more fully integrate data analytics and predictive modeling within KTP’s decision making and planning functions.
John also oversees KTP's Learning Sciences team to enhance the measurement of student learning outcomes, further Learning Science research in the test prep industry, and improve the efficacy of KTP's products. John is an experienced practitioner and researcher in the fields of data modeling and analytics. On the academic front, John was previously an Adjunct Professor at New York University and also an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Columbia University. Professionally, John has held senior roles at several research and survey firms including SPSS, Caliper, and Metrix Matrix. Most recently, John served as President of I/O Solutions, a leading HR assessment and consulting firm. John holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from New York University and a B.A. in Psychology from Connecticut College.
Debbie is the Founder & CEO of Stride, NYC's most reliable Agile consulting team. She also serves as a NY Pod Leader for Venwise, an ERA Mentor and GA Instructor.
Prior to Stride, Debbie was the CEO of Cyrus Innovation, an Agile software development consulting firm. She grew Cyrus into 60-person, a multimillion dollar, 5 time Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies winner, and Crain's NY Best Place to Work. Debbie is a sought after public speaker and writer, appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox Business TV, The Huffingpost, Inc Magazine and more.
Larry Rudman received his BA from Yale in 1989, and as a member of the first Teach for America class received a first-hand education in teaching in Brooklyn middle schools. He then pursued his doctorate in Human Development and Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, but left before completing his dissertation.
Previously employed by educational software company Sunburst Technology, Larry has been with Kaplan for the past eight years, overseeing asset development and leading the Learning Sciences Team. He was appointed VP of Instructional Design and Research in November 2013, and continues to work closely with top-flight international researchers.