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Andrea Jones-Rooy

Data Scientist, Professor, Research Consultant & Comedian

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 Andrea Jones-Rooy Biography

A data scientist, standup comedian, and circus artist walk into your next event. Wait — it’s the same person! Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph.D. is a professor of data science and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the New York University (NYU) Center for Data Science, which is pretty cool on its own. But she’s also a regular standup comedian at some of NYC’s top comedy clubs in Greenwich Village (plus occasional national and international tours). And there’s even more: she’s an internationally touring circus performer who has performed trapeze, aerial silks, fire, contortion, and more for audiences all over the world, including royalty (though alas, she has not (yet) been depicted in The Crown). In short: you’ve never seen a speaker quite like this.

How does this happen? Well, it’s a long story, but the main theme of Dr. Jones-Rooy’s life — and a primary message in many of her talks — is the importance of bringing together art and science. When we think of “data science”, for example, we tend to think of spreadsheets packed with numbers, from which things like “analytics” and “insights” are derived. This is all well and good, but, as Dr. Jones-Rooy explains, you can learn much more from your data by applying creativity and imagination to your biggest questions. In fact, with a Ph.D. in political science, with a focus on complex systems, Dr. Jones-Rooy specializes in turning our abstract, messy, complex(!) world into rigorous data and social science problems that can be evaluated meaningfully with data — and empowering others to do the same.

In addition to directing the undergraduate program in data science at NYU, Dr. Jones-Rooy teaches their flagship, perpetually waitlisted course: Data Science for Everyone. She also teaches advanced courses in data science, including natural language processing with a focus on transforming text into quantitative data. She also works as a research consultant to companies — from some of the world’s biggest Global Fortune 500s to the fastest growing startups, as well as nonprofits and governments — helping them turn their people challenges and opportunities into data science research projects, with a special focus on the impact of measuring performance on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In addition to longer-term research engagements, she also regularly speaks, keynotes, and facilitates and moderates panels on how to approach your thorniest, most important people problems with data, how and why to think like a social and data scientist about DEI, and why you don’t have to be a “math person” to learn meaningful things from data. She brings a unique, infectious energy and passion for all things social and data science to her presentations that will leave all audiences eager to roll up their sleeves and join in the scientific fun.

Dr. Jones-Rooy grew up in rural Maryland, where she spent much of her childhood dreaming of life in big cities. After completing her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a postdoctoral fellowship in social and decision sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Jones-Rooy took a leap of faith and moved to Shanghai to found NYU Shanghai’s undergraduate program in quantitative social science — the first of its kind in mainland China. There, she also performed nightly at Cirque le Soir Shanghai and Kung Fu Komedy club, and now performs with Cirque’s world tour and comedy clubs around the world. She now lives in New York City with her partner and two plants (one of them is very small, but not in a cool bonsai way).

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Andrea Jones-Rooy

Data Scientist, Professor, Research Consultant & Comedian

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Andrea Jones-Rooy Biography

A data scientist, standup comedian, and circus artist walk into your next event. Wait — it’s the same person! Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph.D. is a professor of data science and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the New York University (NYU) Center for Data Science, which is pretty cool on its own. But she’s also a regular standup comedian at some of NYC’s top comedy clubs in Greenwich Village (plus occasional national and international tours). And there’s even more: she’s an internationally touring circus performer who has performed trapeze, aerial silks, fire, contortion, and more for audiences all over the world, including royalty (though alas, she has not (yet) been depicted in The Crown). In short: you’ve never seen a speaker quite like this.

How does this happen? Well, it’s a long story, but the main theme of Dr. Jones-Rooy’s life — and a primary message in many of her talks — is the importance of bringing together art and science. When we think of “data science”, for example, we tend to think of spreadsheets packed with numbers, from which things like “analytics” and “insights” are derived. This is all well and good, but, as Dr. Jones-Rooy explains, you can learn much more from your data by applying creativity and imagination to your biggest questions. In fact, with a Ph.D. in political science, with a focus on complex systems, Dr. Jones-Rooy specializes in turning our abstract, messy, complex(!) world into rigorous data and social science problems that can be evaluated meaningfully with data — and empowering others to do the same.

In addition to directing the undergraduate program in data science at NYU, Dr. Jones-Rooy teaches their flagship, perpetually waitlisted course: Data Science for Everyone. She also teaches advanced courses in data science, including natural language processing with a focus on transforming text into quantitative data. She also works as a research consultant to companies — from some of the world’s biggest Global Fortune 500s to the fastest growing startups, as well as nonprofits and governments — helping them turn their people challenges and opportunities into data science research projects, with a special focus on the impact of measuring performance on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In addition to longer-term research engagements, she also regularly speaks, keynotes, and facilitates and moderates panels on how to approach your thorniest, most important people problems with data, how and why to think like a social and data scientist about DEI, and why you don’t have to be a “math person” to learn meaningful things from data. She brings a unique, infectious energy and passion for all things social and data science to her presentations that will leave all audiences eager to roll up their sleeves and join in the scientific fun.

Dr. Jones-Rooy grew up in rural Maryland, where she spent much of her childhood dreaming of life in big cities. After completing her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a postdoctoral fellowship in social and decision sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Jones-Rooy took a leap of faith and moved to Shanghai to found NYU Shanghai’s undergraduate program in quantitative social science — the first of its kind in mainland China. There, she also performed nightly at Cirque le Soir Shanghai and Kung Fu Komedy club, and now performs with Cirque’s world tour and comedy clubs around the world. She now lives in New York City with her partner and two plants (one of them is very small, but not in a cool bonsai way).

Andrea Jones-Rooy Videos

  • 5 Ways to Make the Most of Data with Andrea Jones-Rooy
  • Andrea Jones-Rooy: Chinese Circus Freak | Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
  • Political Science with Andrea Jones Rooy

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  • How to book Andrea Jones-Rooy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Andrea Jones-Rooy for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Andrea Jones-Rooy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Andrea Jones-Rooy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Andrea Jones-Rooy?

    Booking fees for Andrea Jones-Rooy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Andrea Jones-Rooy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Andrea Jones-Rooy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Andrea Jones-Rooy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Andrea Jones-Rooy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Andrea Jones-Rooy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Andrea Jones-Rooy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Andrea Jones-Rooy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Andrea Jones-Rooy for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Andrea Jones-Rooy generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Wiggins, Brenda Dietrich, Jason Tan, Michael Stonebraker and Ben Lorica. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Andrea Jones-Rooy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Andrea Jones-Rooy Speaker Videos

  • 5 Ways to Make the Most of Data with Andrea Jones-Rooy
    Andrea Jones-Rooy: Chinese Circus Freak | Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
  • Political Science with Andrea Jones Rooy
    Andrea Jones-Rooy: Impact of Social & Data Science on Diversity

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