Travis Oliphant, who led to the triumph of Python in today’s Big Data Era.
Every beginners studying data science with Python would have heard of NumPy, SciPy, Numba, Conda, XND,
NumFOCUS, and PyData.
Could you believe it if all these programs were made by one person?
Today, we are talking about Travis Oliphant. He received his bachelor and master’s degree from Brigham Young University, and his doctoral degree from Mayo Clinic.
From 2001 to 2007, he worked as an assistant professor of Electrical Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University,
teaching probability theory, electromagnetism, the inverse problem, and signal processing.
He was also in charge of the Biomedical Imaging Lab, and studied MRI, ultrasonic waves, and scanning impedance imaging.
At the same time, he was one of the major developers of other numeric, scientific programmings, especially Numpy.
He also worked closely together with Python communities as a creator of the SciPy package.
On January of 2012, he founded Continuum Analytics. There, it made the Python distribution called Anaconda, and earned a huge amount of money.
Continuum Analytics was later renamed to Anaconda Inc.
Travis Oliphant is a famous leader of many Python projects. - NumPy, SciPy, Numba, Conda, XND, NumFOCUS, PyData
PyData, which we refer to a lot, is an educational program of NumFOCUS. It is no exaggeration to say that it was all
because of Travis Oliphant’s accomplishments that Python could emerge as a trend int the field of Data Science.
In January 2018, Travis Oliphant left Anaconda to establish Quansight. Quansight builds the open source data economy and
connects organizations and help them utilize the communities when developing business models.
Our mission is to help people solve complex problems with Python-based technologies, and make this world a better place.