Harrison Mebane

With a background in theoretical physics research, Harrison brings a broad knowledge of computational and mathematical techniques for solving complex problems. He enjoys finding patterns and building predictive models from all types of datasets.

In addition to having a strong background in mathematics, Harrison is proficient in Python, Java, Scala, SQL, Spark, HBase, and Cassandra. While at SVDS, he built a PDF extractor based on natural language processing and machine learning, and developed a distributed data platform and APIs to execute supply-demand models for a Fortune 100 retailer’s customer-facing inventory management system. Harrison also implemented a Spark job for the retailer which was in production during the 2014 holiday season. He has published his work on these topics at O’Reilly OSCON and Strata.

Harrison holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA in physics from Harvard University.

Recent Posts

Talking About the Caltrain

On May 6th, SVDS hosted an Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) Meetup in our Mountain View headquarters. Data Engineer Harrison Mebane and Data Scientist Christian Perez presented on our Caltrain project.

Past Events


  • Strata + Hadoop World 2015

    San Jose, CA

    Several of us will be presenting and we’d love to see you there. Join us for our tutorials and sessions, or come visit us at our booth in the Expo Hall.