Ryan Wesslen

School of Data Science
School of Data Science
Machine Learning Engineer, Explosion




B.A. Economics, UNC Chapel Hill
M.A. Economics, New York University
M.S. Financial Mathematics, NC State
M.S. Data Science and Business Analytics, UNC Charlotte
Ph.D. Computing and Information Systems, UNC Charlotte

Courses Taught: Visual Analytics DSBA 5122/HCIP 5122

Ryan Wesslen is a machine learning engineer at Explosion where he works on Prodigy, a modern annotation tool for creating training data for machine learning models. Ryan’s academic research focuses on human-centered artificial intelligence to investigate ways human-computer interaction and data visualizations can be combined with machine learning and natural language processing. Ryan previously led the Natural Language Processing (NLP) team in Bank of America’s Chief Data Scientist Organization and has additional experience in marketing and credit risk management, analytics, and modeling.