Updated FAQ

Q: What do you do?

A: I am an independent researcher and consultant under the auspices of my business called MathSci.ai. I provide consulting to various organizations, have a variety of academic collaborations, and am writing some books. I am affiliated with the Industrial Engineering & Management Science Department at Northwestern University, and I teach some short courses there. I engage in service activities with SIAM, the National Academies, and other professional organizations.

Q: What types of consulting do you do?

A: Technical and strategic advice in the broad domain of foundational data science. In-depth guidance on applications of tensor decompositions. Specialized training courses. Evaluation of applicants for academic appointments.

Q: How do I contact you?

A: The best way to contact me is via email at tammy.kolda@mathsci.ai.

Q: Where are you?

A: When I’m not traveling, I am based in Dublin, California (close to San Francisco).

Q: Are you taking on students at Northwestern?

A: No, I am not taking on students at Northwestern. I am only on-campus a few weeks a year and so am not in a position to serve as an academic advisor.

Q: Are you hiring interns or postdocs?

A: No, but I hope to engage with students and early-career researchers via teaching at summer schools, university visits, and so on.

Q: Are you open to collaborations?

A: Absolutely.

Q: Are you available to give an invited talk?

A: Yes, but I generally charge a speaking fee for seminars, colloquia, and talks at local conferences.

Q: Are you interested in visiting academic positions?

A: Absolutely, with a strong preference to positions that will enable me to strengthen existing collaborations. I am also interested in visiting positions at research institutes.

Q: Is MathSci.ai hiring?

A: No, because it is a very small-scale enterprise.