Sean Kristjansson

Sean Kristjansson serves as the Head of Data Science at Cipher Mining where he oversees planning and execution of data science strategy, products, and projects.

Prior to joining Cipher, Sean led Data Science teams that developed and deployed first-in-industry machine learning applications in several sectors including Oil and Gas, Biometrics (Departments of Defense) and biomedicine. He began his career in academics at the Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine, where he completed post-doctoral training in Statistical Methods in Addiction Genetics and held a faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry.

Sean received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, a Master of Science degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics and Research Methods from the University of Utah.