Hi! My name is Napoleon Paxton and I am a senior level technologist with over 20 years of experience leading product development teams. I hold a Ph.D. in Information Technology from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a focus on cyber security and I served seven years in the Marine Corps as an enlisted general electronics repariman, satellite technition, and technical chief.
It is my belief that in order to be an effective leader, you must be able to lead from the front. Over the last three years the predominant skill of my team members has been data science. Although I have utilized a variety of data science algorithms over the years to build proof of concepts, I realized I needed a more structured education in development and theory. It is my goal to accomplish this here in the MIDS program.