Double-Digit Numerics was founded in 2004 by Tony Cooper to strengthen the science infrastructure of New Zealand and to bring quantitative skills and specialised skills in statistics to businesses especially those in the finance industry.
Tony has 7 years experience as a consulting statistician In the Applied Mathematics Division of the New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 5 years in the Masters and PhD programme in Statistics at Stanford University California, 11 years IT experience at New Zealand Funds Management, and 3 years quantitative experience at Wellington hedge fund Crema Capital. Included in there is one year voluntary work for Team New Zealand doing wind field interpolation for the America's Cup.
Tony has a distinguished academic record including the IBM Prize in Computer Science and G.H. Bennett Prize in Statistics at Massey University, and a National Research Advisory Council Fellowship to study at Stanford University. In 2010 he won the NAAIM Wagner award for advances in investment management for his paper Alpha Generation and Risk Smoothing using Volatility of Volatility.
His Kaggle.com predictive analytics rating is 1205th out of 196,454 (top 0.6%) as of August 2014.
He is listed as one of the authors of the Caret package for R (just a tiny contribution though).