Max was a nonclinical statistician for 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry and for 6 years in the medical diagnostic industry. His degrees are in Biostatistics (Ph.D.) and Mathematics (B.S.). He has released several R packages for predictive modeling and machine learning, including
. He is the author of the Springer book Applied Predictive Modeling
(with Kjell Johnson), which won the American Statistical Association’s Ziegel Award for best book in 2014.