Adrian Scott, Ph.D.

Data Scientist / Senior Technologist / 10x Coder available to help you

use data to move the needle on your key metrics, build your team, and

ship code!

  • Technical Pioneer of social networking -- Founder of Ryze, the big influence on Friendster, which in turn influenced Facebook
  • Founder/Creator of a cloud-based SaaS/PaaS/web-based IDE, Coderbuddy, a 500 Startups portfolio company, recruited team, raised funding, architected product & technology
  • CTO for multiple crypto projects
  • Ph.D. at age 20, Nonlinear Optimization, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Developing software since age 7
  • Napster Founding Investor
  • Thiel Foundation Fellowship Mentor

[ photo by Kris Krug ]

Looking to add high levels of value to an organization by helping:

"Adrian introduced me to proven frameworks that helped me determine what I needed to learn. He helped us put the tools and methods in place needed to collect metrics and turn them into actionable information. [ We're ] now navigating towards success -- and the metrics prove it." -- Omid McDonald, CEO, Legitmix

Recent Major Projects:

Past contracts with:

General Approach / Philosophy to Coding and Shipping:

Languages / Environments -- flexible:

Cloud environments:

Other facets

Top 2 roles (Standout Assessment):

Top 5 Strengths

Attentive to security issues

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Further Past Experience

Highlights of Internet Qualifications


Internet & Technical Experience

7/97 - 11/98 Bank of America Global Capital Markets (
Internet Consultant

7/97 - 12/97 Charles Schwab & Co. Worldwide (
Internet Marketing & Technology Advisor/Consultant

6/97 - 12/97 Technology Funding Inc. (
Internet Marketing & Technology Advisor

1/97 - 3/97 Symantec (
Site Director (Consultant), Virtual Trade Show

10/96 - 1/97 Charles Schwab & Co. (
Senior Web Developer

8/96 - 12/97 VRMLSite (
Publisher, founder 8/95 - 4/96 Hewlett-Packard Company, Direct Marketing Org., Santa Clara, CA
Internet Specialist (a Top 25 Internet site, according to InfoWorld) 3/95 - Aereal Inc. ( San Francisco, CA
C.E.O. and founder
Developed sophisticated Web sites for financial and technology companies. Created Web of Finance community for finance and Internet professionals ( Created Web-based contact manager ( Over 38,000 registered users of Web-based Instant Web authoring software. Clients include Charles Schwab & Co., Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Symantec,, GMO Advertising, RIKEN Genetic Info Bank (Japan).

5/88 - 5/92 A2000 Systems, Inc. Dunedin, FL
Corporate Accounting and Financial Management Software
Director of Corporate Development (90-92), Vice President of Marketing (89-90), Software Engineer(88-89)

Other Experience

9/94 - 2/95 Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Visiting Scholar, Department of Management
pioneered use of Web and Internet in management courses

6/92 - 8/92 Institute of Physical and Chemical Sciences(RIKEN) Tsukuba, Japan
Visiting Researcher (Nonlinear Programming), Genetic Info Bank

Internet Publications & Talks

Volunteer Experience

1987 - 1997 Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxiliary


1988 - 1994 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
Ph.D. Mathematics, 1993; MBA Studies, GPA 3.9
  Thesis Area: Operations Research, Nonlinear Optimization
  (with MBA Exchanges at Hautes Etudes Commerciales in France
  and the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
M.S. Mathematics, 1991, GPA 4.0
B.S. Mathematics Cum Laude, Literature Minor, 1990, GPA 3.66


Languages: Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), Japanese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, ...
Experience working in Hong Kong and Japan


National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow
Who's Who in Media and Communications
Rensselaer Scholar Fellow
Who's Who in Science and Engineering
Civil Air Patrol Graduate Scholarship
CAP Gen. Carl Spaatz Award
Admitted to Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth program