Dr. Natasha Balac

Dr. Natasha Balac is the founder, CEO and president of Data Insight Discovery  (DID). Concurrently, she is the director of the Predictive Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), a lecturer at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Computer Science, and an instructor at the UCSD Extension.  Natasha has over 15 years of experience applying predictive analytical techniques across a diverse range of applications, processes and industries.  She founded Data Insight Discovery in 2014 to meet the growing need for both data analytics services and education across all industries and application domains.  Natasha has over 10 years of experience in instruction and curriculum development in the field of data analytics.  In conjunction with PACE and UCSD Extension, she has developed a unique curriculum for data science.  Her Data Mining 1 and Data Mining 2 courses at UCSD Extension have been offered for nearly 10 years, and are consistently well subscribed.  Natasha has conducted over 25 group training courses, all of which were comprised of individuals with a diverse background of skills and occupations.  She is an experienced and dynamic public speaker, and invited to participate in a variety of panel discussions, conferences and colloquiums, e.g.,  she was the keynote speaker at the Conference for Women and Minorities in Computer Science, August 2013.


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