Noah Pepper is the founder and CEO of Lucky Sort, Inc. a data mining and visualization company based in Portland, OR. Before founding Lucky Sort in May 2011, he was Director of Research and Development for Qmedtrix, a Portland-based firm in the medical insurance industry, where he led a team that developed a machine learning and visualization platform to detect fraud & abuse in medical reimbursements.
Noah is a graduate of Reed College where he studied economics and math. In 2007, while at Reed, he joined the Reed Artificial Life Lab in the Center for Advanced Computation. This research focused on understanding the evolutionary dynamics of technology by applying language processing and network analysis techniques to United States patents.
In addition to continuing his work with the Artificial Life Lab, he serves as a Collaborative Researcher at Apple and advises several other companies on data analysis problems.
Noah’s current research focuses on making humans more productive when working with large amounts of data through appropriate interface design and visualization. At Lucky Sort he is building a system designed for financial analysts who are presented with more news, opinion and commentary than they could ever read. The product, TopicWatch, is a visual data mining platform for easily seeing The Big Picture. TopicWatch provides the ability to search and observe the aggregate patterns of text use on the Internet.