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Shaun Applegate-Swanson

Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft; Co-Founder at Gem Finders; Co-Founder at Complexity Adventures

Community OrganizingFull Stack Data ScienceData Center SecurityPhysicsComplex Thermostatistics

Shaun co-founded Complexity Weekend to empower teams to "Learn Complexity by Doing" while working to solve the world's toughest problems together. At Microsoft, Shaun leads a team of full-stack (Python/Scala) data scientists and engineers, which has developed access management scoring and anomaly detection systems to enforce the Principle of Least Privilege throughout data centers worldwide. His personal research interests involve combining Complexity Science with Thermodynamics/Statistical Mechanics axioms to peek at fundamental properties of emergent phenomena.