I’m originally from Russia but grew up in Southern California and eventually settled in Pennsylvania. Back in 2017 I wrote about my journey to becoming a data scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia. A lot has happened since then! I’ve since become Data Science Manager and I lead the Product Analytics team as part of the Research & Decision Science group.

I’m a big fan of R and many of the tutorials and blog posts I’ve written here are about doing stuff in/with R. I’ve developed a few packages.

I love my wife and son, and I love cooking delicious meals for them.

I love detective/mystery games and have recently writing about them at my new blog Croc ’n’ Coat.

Photo by Myleen Hollero, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Audio by Mikhail Popov, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


Mikhail Popov

Data Science Manager & Data Scientist

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