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Derek Chang, Ph.D.

Founding Partner

Stanford University
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
M.S. Electrical Engineering

California Institute of Technology
B.S. Electrical Engineering

Derek is a data scientist and engineer with a background in tech and research. Prior to founding Stratus, he served as a principal data scientist for Lumo Bodytech and a data scientist for the founding team at Optimizely. Derek works across the full skill stack, constructing data pipelines, managing and optimizing data warehouses, building machine learning models, and informing business and product decisions with analytics and predictive modeling. While at Stanford, he designed a temporal imaging system in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In his free time, he enjoys social dancing and is an active member of Danse Libre and Swing Cats.

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