Jeff Hammerbacher

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Jeff Hammerbacher (born 1982 or 1983)[1] is a data scientist. He was chief scientist and cofounder at Cloudera[2][3] and later served on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hammerbacher was born in 1982 or 1983. He grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His father worked at the General Motors plant and his mother was a nurse. From an early age he had an interest in numbers.[1]


Prior to co-founding Cloudera, Hammerbacher led the data team at Facebook.[4] Hammerbacher was an entrepreneur in residence at Accel Partners immediately prior to joining Cloudera.[1] Hammerbacher worked as a quantitative analyst on Wall Street.[5]

Hammerbacher has been featured for his work in Forbes,[6] Fast Company, MIT Technology Review,[7] Harvard Business Review,[8] NY Times,[1] Bloomberg BusinessWeek[9][10] and others.[11]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Segaran, Toby; Hammerbacher, Jeff (2009). Beautiful Data: the stories behind elegant data solutions (First ed.). Sebastopol, California: O'Reilly. ISBN 9780596157111. OCLC 827947721.


  1. ^ a b c d e Lohr, Steve (2015-03-07). "On the Case at Mount Sinai, It's Dr. Data". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  2. ^ "Why Data God Jeffrey Hammerbacher Left Facebook To Found Cloudera". Fast Company. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  3. ^ "Management Team". Cloudera. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  4. ^ "Another key early Facebook employee, Jeff Hammerbacher, is leaving the company". VentureBeat. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2022-01-12.
  5. ^ "On the Case at Mount Sinai, It's Dr. Data | Mount Sinai - New York". Mount Sinai Health System. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2023.
  6. ^ "#2 Jeff Hammerbacher, Chief Scientist, Cloudera and DJ Patil, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Greylock Ventures - In Photos: Tim O'Reilly: The World's 7 Most Powerful Data Scientists". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  7. ^ "Innovator Under 35: Jeff Hammerbacher, 28". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  8. ^ Davenport, Thomas H.; Patil, D. J. (October 2012). "Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century". Harvard Business Review. 90 (10): 70–6, 128. PMID 23074866. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  9. ^ "Best Tech Young Entrepreneurs 2010". Bloomberg News.
  10. ^ "This Tech Bubble Is Different". BloombergView. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  11. ^ "Cloudera's Jeff Hammerbacher on the ugly underbelly of Silicon Valley's startup culture". Pando. Retrieved 2016-01-04.