Max Sklar is a software engineer and new product developer by trade, with a focus on machine learning, Bayesian inference, content discovery, and prototyping. He is the host and producer of the show, The Local Maximum.

The bulk of his work as a machine learning engineer was at Foursquare, where he built Foursquare City Guide’s critically acclaimed 10‐​point venue rating system and the Marsbot app. More recently he led the development of a causality model for foursquare’s Ad Attribution product, and now works at Foursquare’s innovation lab.