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2017 Moderator Election

On Stack Exchange, we believe the core moderators should come from the community, and be elected by the community itself through popular vote. We hold regular elections to determine who these community moderators will be.

Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should themselves be exemplars of positive behavior and leaders within the community.

Our general criteria for moderators is as follows:

  • patient and fair
  • leads by example
  • shows respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words
  • open to some light but firm moderation to keep the community on track and resolve (hopefully) uncommon disputes and exceptions

Every election has three phases:

  1. Nomination
  2. Primary
  3. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!


This election ended Aug 14 '17 at 19:44.

Anyone may download the election data. Voters have access to pre-built OpenSTV software to audit the results; all others may use this source distribution

This election was cancelled due to insufficient participation. See meta for details.

Hello, everybody.

It is my honor to participate in DS SE moderator election.

This would be my mission as the moderator:

  • making DS SE interesting and fun place to be.
  • attracting different people from all walks of life to this site.
  • making DS SE the place you want to visit every morning, every afternoon, and every evening.

If you like this, vote for me!

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  • can we get your answers to the community questions? :) – oW_ Aug 9 '17 at 17:04
  • Sure, here is the link. – VividD Aug 13 '17 at 22:00

Hi, my name is Raj and I'm running to become one of your mods. I work as a Sr. Data Scientist at my day job, while leading communities like Pydata Delhi for helping and educate Data Science and ML enthusiasts via talks and workshops.

I think I would be a good choice as the moderator of Data Science SE, as I have been one of the most active members on this site since the early beta days. I am one of the top contributors in this community [#4 currently], and one of the most active members on the Meta site, helping users with their queries and suggestions about the main site.

I have been the top reviewer in all the review queues after our current moderator.

I have also been moderating the beta site of Devops StackExchange as their Moderator Pro-Tempore. So, I already have experience handling the diamond responsibilities as the moderator.

Link to my answers for Moderator questionnaire.

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Hi All,

My name is Kasra, originally from Iran and currently living in Germany. I am a Machine Learning Scientist by training and my research has been focused on Graphs and Complex Networks during the last 3 years of my academic activity.

I did my masters in Machine Learning at University of Bonn, Germany and did 2 years of my PhD at Space Physics Group, Institute of Geophysics at University of Cologne in Germany. At the moment I work as a senior Machine Learning Scientist at areto-consulting in Cologne.

I would love to contribute to the community as a moderator as I think I can bring practice and theory together in SE discussions and help the community stand at a rational place between practical Data Science and theoretical ML/PR/DM.

For more info you may check my website or my LinkedIn profile which are a bit out-dated but still says something about me!

I wish for final elected candidates a bright, joyful and fruitful way ahead in advance!

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  • can we get your answers to the community questions? :) – oW_ Aug 9 '17 at 17:04
  • Yes sure ... That was just the matter of time! – Kasra Manshaei Aug 10 '17 at 7:47

This election is complete.