Andrew Fast is the chief data scientist and co-founder of CounterFlow AI. CounterFlow AI builds advanced network traffic analysis solutions for world-class security operation centers (SOC). Previously, Dr. Fast served as the chief scientist at Elder Research, a leading data science consulting firm, where he helped hundreds of companies expand their data science capabilities. He is a frequent author, teacher, and invited speaker on data science topics. In 2012, he co-authored the book "Practical Text Mining, which was published by Elsevier and won the PROSE Award for top book in the field of Computing and Information Sciences for that year. His work on analyzing NFL coaching trees was featured on ESPN.com in 2009. Dr. Fast received PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BS in Computer Science from Bethel University.