James Savage

Manager, Data Science | Schmidt Futures

Jim Savage is a Manager, Data Science at Schmidt Futures, where he assists portfolio projects in prototyping their data science solutions, and helps to source grant and investment opportunities. Before Schmidt Futures, Jim was Head of Data Science at Lendable, where he built systems to automate due diligence processes and price portfolios of small loans in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also worked at the Grattan Institute in Australia, where he worked primarily on retirement savings policy, and at the Australian Treasury, on the ill-fated 2011 carbon price. He is a Bayesian statistician who specializes in discrete choice, causal inference, time series analysis, and the incorporation of contemporary machine-learning methods into all three fields.

James Savage

Previous Companies:

  • Lendable
  • Schmidt Futures