Roy E. Lowrance Named Managing Director of NYU Center for Data Science

Information technology specialist Roy Lowrance has been named Managing Director of New York University’s new Center for Data Science, part of the university-wide Initiative in Data Science and Statistics. He will assist Yann LeCun, Director of the Center for Data Science, in overseeing the overall administration of the Center.

In addition to his Managing Director appointment, Lowrance continues to be a Senior Research Scientist in Computer Science at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and is currently a doctoral student in machine learning, also in the Computer Science Department of NYU. He is a founder of Advanced Valuation Analytics Corporation, where he develops real estate valuation and mortgage default prediction models.

Prior to joining NYU, Lowrance was Chief Technology Officer at Reuters and Capital One Financial. He was also a management consultant at McKinsey and Company, where he focused on financial services companies, and a partner at the Boston Consulting Group, where he was responsible for helping clients leverage information for competitive advantage.

Lowrance received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University, graduating cum laude as well as earning entry into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He subsequently earned a Master of Business Administration with high distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and was designated a Baker Scholar, an honor awarded to the top five percent of the class.

Written by M.L. Ball