Title: Private tutor and retired Senior Data Scientist
Location: Castro Valley, CA
Yigal Gur, D. Sc, private tutor and retired data scientist for Clorox, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in data science and architecture.
Dr. Gur celebrates more than three decades of innovation creating and rebuilding data structures and operational algorithms for major corporations in several sectors. His interest in mathematics and science began as an eighth-grade student in Russia: dazzled by an accomplished and interesting mathematics teacher, Dr. Gur often found himself distracted in her class until the day that she called on him, asking him to prove a theory in a class exercise. While Dr. Gur managed to prove the theory, he did so in an unusual way, and after scolding him for not paying attention in class, the teacher recognized his talent and gave him additional study materials. Dr. Gur recalls that within a year or two following her intervention, he had started to win mathematics competitions at the national level.
He earned a degree in engineering and physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1967, and was awarded his Doctor of Science in colloid chemistry and numerical mathematics by the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1979. In the late 1990s, Dr. Gur was named director and Chief Technology Officer at MCI, transitioning to Chief Technology Officer of the government division of the company’s Worldcom brand from 2001 until 2003. He remained with MCI for one more year as an enterprise data architect, leaving in 2004 to become chief principal at Delegata.
In 2010, after five years with Delegata, Dr. Gur stepped down as chief principal to accept an enterprise data architect role with The Clorox Company. In 2014, he rose to senior data scientist and enterprise data architect for Clorox, a position he maintained until his retirement in 2017. In his retirement, Dr. Gur has turned his focus to helping others as a private mathematics tutor and continuing his own educational pursuits by taking communications courses. He enjoys studying the Bible and hopes that within five years, he will be able to understand any page from the Book of Psalms without referring to a dictionary.
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