WHIN and Purdue University Welcome Joint New Hire, WHIN Director of Research and Education Outreach, and Purdue Senior Data Scientist at The Data Mine, David Glass

Wabash Heartland Innovation Network is excited to announce that David Glass joined the team as WHIN’s new Director of Research and Education Outreach. Glass was hired in partnership with Purdue University’s The Data Mine and will be responsible for building and sustaining relationships with professors at Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, and other universities in order to increase active participants of WHIN’s IoT Living Lab for research and education.

The Director of Research of Education Outreach position was created and funded in part by a generous grant that WHIN received from the Lumina Foundation with the goal to generate research and educational opportunities in WHIN’s ten county region.

Glass has an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Technology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University. He worked for John Deere for 9.5 years with various roles focused in IT, project management, and most recently as a data scientist in their Intelligent Solutions Group. After John Deere, Glass moved to Delta Faucet Company in Indianapolis as the lead of the Advanced Analytics Center of Excellence team. His role there was to build a team of data scientists and deliver projects focused on realizing Delta Faucet Company's goal of utilizing advanced analytics across the enterprise.

“We are excited to have David join our team and are grateful for the partnership with Purdue’s The Data Mine to make this position a reality,” says Johnny Park, WHIN CEO. “David will lead WHIN’s relationships with university educators well and we look forward to how his position will push forward WHIN’s overarching goal of becoming a global epicenter of IoT in agriculture and manufacturing.”

The Data Mine is a learning community at Purdue for students to focus on learning and advancing data science through various collaborations, research and innovation.

“In every area of the workforce, the need is imperative for our students to bring their expertise in data science,” said Mark Daniel Ward, director of The Data Mine program. “Purdue is dedicated in its efforts to bring all aspects of data science to the forefront for students.”

SOURCES: Alivia Roberts, Marketing and Communications Manager, Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN): Alivia@whin.org and Jason Tennenhouse, VP Strategy and Design, Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN): Jason@whin.org.

ABOUT WHIN: WHIN is an innovative nonprofit organization devoted to making the 10-county Wabash Heartland region of north-central Indiana the global epicenter of digital agriculture and next-generation manufacturing empowered by smart IoT technology.

ABOUT THE DATA MINE: The Data Mine is Purdue University’s fully immersive living and learning community for students, faculty and researchers to learn from each other in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap in data-infused innovation. Working with corporate partners, the program promotes learning from data, using it as a tool to help solve real-world problems in a data-driven society.