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Kaiser Fung

Lecturer, Applied Data Science
Kaiser Fung is an influential author, blogger and educator in data visualization and business analytics.


Kaiser Fung is the founder of Principal Analytics Prep, which runs innovative training programs that open the door to new careers in data analytics, from the Harvard Business School Startup Studio in New York City. He was the founding director of the Master of Science in Applied Analytics at Columbia University.

Previously, he held leadership positions in business analytics at various companies, including American Express, SiriusXM Radio and Vimeo. He has built and managed data teams at companies of varying sizes in several industries.

Kaiser is the creator of Junk Charts, a leading blog on data visualization, as well as the author of two best-selling books on statistical thinking, Numbers Rule Your World and Numbersense. His commentary on statistics and data visualization has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The Daily Beast, American Scientist, Wired, FiveThirtyEight, Slate, Financial Times, and CNN. He has developed and taught business analytics and data visualization courses at Columbia and New York Universities, and numerous corporations.

Kaiser holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, in addition to degrees in engineering and statistics from Princeton and Cambridge Universities.