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Victor Palacios

Director, Data Science Partnerships

Full-Time Faculty


Victor received his master's degree in data science from the University of San Francisco and is currently working in the same field at the University of San Francisco as the Director of Data Science Partnerships. He teaches and mentors courses on data science, machine learning, Python, and KNIME. His initial projects and interests were in the deception detection space and also in health care, but originally his love of data science blossomed from natural language processing in the translation field. At the University of San Francisco, Victor is in charge of matching students with their 9-month practicums, mentoring students on their practicum projects, creating courses in Python, and helping students land jobs.


  • Natural language processing
  • Deception

Research Areas

  • Health


  • University of San Francisco, MS in Data Science, 2021
  • Nagoya University, MS in Information Science, 2015
  • UC Berkeley, BA in Japanese, 2011

Prior Experience

  • Data Scientist, KNIME, Remote
  • Data Scientist, Halo Solutions LLC, Remote

Selected Publications