Christian Rudder

OkCupid Co-Founder and President Christian Rudder will present "The Data of Human Interaction: What It Looks Like and What You Can Do With It" at the 1st Tuesday speaker series on Feb. 3, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at McNamara Alumni Center. 

Tickets for the event are available online for $32.

Rudder leads operations of OkCupid, one of the largest dating sites in the world. He also heads a small data-mining team that scours the digital universe for meaningful trends on OkCupid, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and more. Rudder first began sharing his research on OKCupid’s blog, OKTrends, which was not only read by millions of people, but also changed the way companies approach data as a media relations strategy. His research and findings have been featured repeatedly in The New York TimesHarper’s, and The Atlantic.

Rudder holds a BA in mathematics from Harvard University. He began his career as the creative director for SparkNotes, a sort of 21st century Cliff’s Notes for the Internet, which was sold to Barnes & Noble in 2001. In his hugely anticipated new book, Dataclysm, he uses data derived from online channels to study human behavior. 

About the Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series

The Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The series features top-notch executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.