Reed D. Meyer
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United States citizen, Netherlands resident

Summary Researcher interested in applying methodologies from the physical sciences to
challenging problems involving optimization or the understanding and rendering of data.

  • More than 400 LinkedIn Endorsements received in total.
  • More than 30 LinkedIn Endorsements received for Algorithms, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and Statistics.
  • More than 10 LinkedIn Endorsements received for Linux, Programming, Java, IDL, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Data Analysis, Astronomy, and Web Marketing.
  • Also experienced in the online travel industry, physics, astrophysics, scientific instrumentation, C/C++, Fortran, shell scripting, HTML, UNIX, and LaTeX.


Academic Honors & Awards
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Over twenty scientific publications, including two theses and six refereed journal articles. Other works include computer software, graphic arts, literature, and musical compositions.

Work Experience
  • 2015–present: Website entrepreneur. Took a sabbatical to develop my own data-driven websites, allowing me to apply my twin passions of data analysis and software development.
  • 2013–2015: Principal Scientist, KAYAK, a subsidiary of The Priceline Group, Inc. Member of the Analytics team; assigned mainly to the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) team. Developed optimization-related software, performed data pulls and data analysis, and worked on the experimentation infrastructure.
  • 2007, 2010–2013: Independent Web marketing consultant. Provided SEO and related consulting services; developed a complex internal link optimization algorithm.
  • 2005–2011: Software Engineer, Researcher, and Senior Researcher, TripAdvisor LLC. Member of the SEO team; conducted numerous SEO experiments that grew profit by at least $6.6 million per year; developed best practices; applied these best practices to the TripAdvisor website; shared SEO experiences with, and provided consulting to, companies or websites owned by Expedia Inc. and by TripAdvisor; designed and co-implemented a first-of-its-kind internal link optimization algorithm; was a leader in the launch of TripAdvisor's international points of sale; designed the bidding algorithm of the Search Engine Marketing team's autobidder; designed a selection engine for online advertisements; developed TripAdvisor's Popularity Index, designed its Value Index, and provided related reports, including the bases for TripAdvisor's “Travelers' Choice Awards” and “TravelCast” features.
  • 2002–2004: Post-doctoral Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Co-developed RITMOS, the first operational multi-object spectrometer to use a micromirror array. Taught “Programming for Imaging Science II.”
  • 2000–2001: Research Assistant, RIT. Built RYTSI, the RIT–Yale Tip-tilt Speckle Imager.
  • 1994–2000: Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Yale. Measured binary star differential magnitudes. Upgraded telescope instrumentation in Argentina. Gained roughly 1,250 hours of experience assisting seven undergraduate classes.
  • 1990, 1992–1993: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Penn State. Compared neutron star model atmospheres with X-ray observations.
Details, including fields of expertise

Computer Experience
  • Scientific programming. Instrumentation, data reduction and analysis, and physical simulations. Ample experience with device drivers, function optimization, and statistical techniques.
  • Programming languages. C/C++, then Java, since 1990. Also proficient in FORTRAN, IDL, BASIC, and HTML. Familiar with several other languages.
  • System Administration. Assembled and maintained more than 15 Linux and Windows machines, including two small networks. Linux server administrator.


Contact information available upon request.