Dr. Stephen Coggeshall
Dr. Stephen Coggeshall is the retired Chief Analytics and Science Officer at ID Analytics, an identity fraud protection company owned by LifeLock and later acquired by Symantec. He was the founding CTO of ID Analytics where he built the analytics team and helped design the technical solution approach. Prior to ID Analytics, Coggeshall worked for 11 years as a researcher in nuclear fusion at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
In addition to ID Analytics, Dr. Coggeshall also co-founded the analytics consulting companies CASA (acquired by HNC Software) and Los Alamos Computational Group (acquired by Morgan Stanley). His expertise is in forming and managing teams of data scientists to attack complex business problems using advanced algorithms on big data. He has deep expertise in consumer behavior modeling, optimization, forecasting and financial engineering, and machine learning.
Dr. Coggeshall holds undergraduate degrees in math, music and physics. He has a master’s in music and a master’s and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois. He currently is a Professor at USC and UCSD teaching classes on Fraud Analytics and Business Analytics.