Tal Yarkoni — bio

I'm currently a research scientist at X, the moonshot factory (formerly Google X). I work on secret projects that almost never work, but occasionally look like they just might work.

Before this, I was a data scientist at Twitter. Before that, I was on the faculty in the Psychology department at the University of Texas at Austin. And before that, I was born and raised in Kenya, and also lived in Israel, Canada, and the United States. I try to live in each place just long enough to collect citizenship. I'm overdue for another move, but I'm older and tireder now, and moving is hard.

In my spare time, I like to travel, eat ice cream (like, a lot of ice cream), and write various fictional and non-fictional things. I also play guitar and sing (mostly to myself, in the shower). I once wanted to be a musician, but I have a very short attention span, and there isn't much of a market for singer/songwriters who can't write anything longer than a 20-second jingle. I also once wanted to be a novelist, but there isn't much of a market for novelists whose novels are all 6 pages long. So I wrote a collection of short stories instead.

Some day I'll figure this biography thing out and write something half-way decent here.