Barclays Appoints Adam Kelleher as Chief Data Scientist for Research

Barclays Appoints Adam Kelleher as Chief Data Scientist for Research

The FINANCIAL -- Barclays announces the appointment of Adam Kelleher as Director and Chief Data Scientist for Research.

In this newly created role, he will be responsible for building a new global team of data scientists with expertise in sourcing, normalizing, and utilizing alternative data sets to support Barclays’ Research franchise.

Dr. Kelleher joins Barclays from BuzzFeed, where he was Principal Data Scientist, responsible for advancing Buzzfeed’s machine learning and alternative data capabilities. During his tenure at Buzzfeed, Dr. Kelleher led various initiatives around data pipeline development, research methodology, and advertisement effectiveness, according to Barclays.

Jeff Meli, Co-Head of Research at Barclays, said: “Adam has an exceptional track record in applying data science to drive commercially valuable outcomes. Hiring innovative data scientists agnostic of industry, and acquiring powerful new alternative data sources, demonstrates Barclays’ continued investment in growing our Research offering.”

Jon Scoffin, Co-Head of Research at Barclays, added: “Adam’s arrival underscores our commitment to investing in alternative data capabilities. He will play an important role in further strengthening our engagement with clients, as they experiment with how to incorporate new sources of data into their investment process.”

Dr. Kelleher is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute.

He graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Physics and has a PhD in Cosmology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.