Yigal Gur, D.Sc

Yigal Gur

Title: Private Tutor and Retired Senior Data Scientist

Location: Castro Valley, California, United States

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.

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 theorem in a class exercise. While Dr. Gur managed to prove the theorem, 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, and came for a Post Doctoral studies in SUNY Buffalo in Physical Chemistry.

In 1980, he changed his status to Permanent Resident on the ground of “exceptional abilities in arts and science”, and started as Senior Physicist in the field of Ink-Jet Printing with Moore Business Forms. During the 1980s, he was working on numerical simulation of digital printers, covering the fiends of Color Perception, print quality, and numerical modeling of actual printers. He working for Mead, Diconix, and Diconix-Kodak. Results of his work were discussed multiple times on the conferences of the Technical Association of Graphic Arts (TAGA).

Dr. Gur was Adjunct Professor in Miami University in Oxford, OH, teaching advanced engineering classes in Stochastics Simulation, Linear Programming, and Digital Control.

In 1994, as a part of MCI Team (principal system architect), he bid on the CA Project to build Car Emission Control system, which was won on pure technical merit. That was the first system using Relational Databases, and being capable to store Emission Data of 35+M cars registered with CA DMV. The raw data were obtained on 18K of Emission Testing Stations all over California, and delivered over MCI’s Automatic Number Identification Telecom system. The system was delivered in 1995, and Dr. Gur was hired by MCI as Principal System Architect.

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 Ancient Hebrew 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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