Chas Nelson,
Consultant Data Scientist

When and why did you join Fjelltopp?

I joined the Fjelltopp team in 2020, before which I worked in academia on data for science and medicine but I was often a bit removed from the societal impact. I’d known members of Fjelltopp for several years and got involved to be a bit more engaged with that aspect of data. I’m passionate about using data for public good.

What strengths do you bring to Fjelltopp?

My background is a somewhat unique blend of life sciences (biology and medicine) and physical sciences (computing with a bit of physics thrown in). This gives me a slightly unusual set of skills (qualitative and quantitative research skills, understanding a broad range of different statistical approaches, appreciating the biological/medical elements). When combined with a geekiness about data (and coffee) I can support the Fjelltopp team with some of their more niche data science and statistics questions and help them deliver great analyses as part of their offering.

What’s most important to you about working at Fjelltopp?

Everything Fjelltopp does is about having an impact. It’s about removing the complexities of data engineering and science for those people trying to drive change in society, healthcare and beyond – we do what we’re good at, so they can do what they’re good at.

What values are most important to you?

Openness. We’re open and honest with each other, also our code is open-source and available to anyone, that’s really important.

Trust. It’s important that we put our trust in our data and our trust in each other.

Diversity. Again, this value is important in terms of our data and our people. We must work with diverse groups of people and keep diversity in our data if we are going to reach our goals.