Yaniv Ben-Ami is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Carleton College where he teaches Finance, Macro, and Econometrics. He’s the founder of the Twin Cities Deep-Learning Study Group, a weekly meetup for deep-learning enthusiasts. His research focuses on the visualization of high-dimensional data through the use of non-linear dimension reduction techniques. Some of his recent projects include creating visualizations for the world of books, the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), and daily Covid-19 cases. Yale Ph.D. in Economics, Tel-Aviv University M.A. in Economics and B.Sc. in Computer Science and Biology; self-identifies as a programmer.