Bryant Chen

Technical Lead / Manager at Brex - Hiring data scientists and ML engineers!

Berkeley, CA


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Work experience

Jan 2020 - Present


Technical Lead / Manager

I lead the Credit Science team, responsible for the credit risk models and automated underwriting systems at Brex.


Feb 2019 - Jan 2020


Data Scientist


Feb 2017 - Jan 2019


AI Research Staff

Led research projects on causal inference, deep learning, and SLA management. See for publications.


Sep 2012 - Dec 2016

University of California, Los Angeles

PhD Student and Researcher

Research on causal inference methods under the advisement of Turing award winner, Judea Pearl. See for publications.


Mar 2009 - Aug 2010


Lead Associate

Responsible for research and analysis to inform strategy decisions for multiple client engagements • Analyzed large client and market databases using SQL, MS Excel, MS Access, and VBA programming • Designed and implemented client tools for ongoing and customizable analysis • Conducted industry, market, and competitor research • Managed work streams of junior associates • Created MS PowerPoint presentations and presented findings to clients


Sep 2008 - Mar 2009

Northwestern University

Research Assistant

Worked under the supervision of Professor Ming-Yang Kao on algorithms for calculating Tail Conditional Expectation, a portfolio risk measure • Work led to papers accepted at Algorithmic Finance, the 2009 International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, and the 2009 Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists


Jun 2007 - Sep 2007


Summer Analyst

Conducted research and economic analyses to aid in anti-trust litigations and research papers in the ATM industry, automobile dealerships, toy manufacturing, and online advertising Researched, wrote, and presented a report on online privacy to an anti-trust division director Partnered with a director in performing an empirical study to investigate racism in automobile dealerships


Jun 2005 - Jul 2006

Precision Asset Management

Risk Analyst Intern

Developed the hedge fund’s primary risk analysis software, analyzed risk of various option strategies, and created a dashboard that presented real-time profit and loss estimates based on current portfolio and market changes

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