James Lamb

Machine Learning Engineer
SpotHero

James Lamb is a machine learning engineer at SpotHero, a Chicago-based digital marketplace for parking. He is a maintainer of LightGBM, a popular machine learning framework from Microsoft Research, and has made many contributions to other open source data science projects, including hamilton, prefect, and XGBoost. Prior to joining SpotHero, he worked on a managed Dask + Jupyter + Prefect service at Saturn Cloud and as an Industrial IoT Data Scientist at AWS and Uptake. He is also an adjunct instructor at Marquette University, where he teaches Introduction to R Programming.

Outside of work, he enjoys going to hip hop shows, rooting for the Boston Celtics / Red Sox, and watching reality TV (especially Bravo).