Thomas Nield is a consultant, writer, and instructor. After a decade in the airline industry, he authored two books for O'Reilly Media and regularly teaches classes on artificial intelligence, statistics, machine learning, and optimization algorithms. Currently he is teaching at University of Southern California and defining system safety approaches with AI for clients. In another endeavor, Yawman Flight, he is inventing a new category of flight simulation controllers and bringing them to market. He enjoys making technical content relatable and relevant to those unfamiliar or intimidated by it.