Todd Mostak

CEO & Co-Founder, OmniSci

About Todd Mostak

Todd Mostak is the founder and CEO of OmniSci, an open-source, accelerated analytics platform. Todd conceived of the idea of using GPUs to accelerate the extraction of insights from large datasets while conducting his Harvard Graduate research on the role of Twitter in the Arab spring. Frustrated by the capabilities of conventional technologies to allow for the interactive exploration of these multi-million-row datasets, Todd built one of the first GPU-based databases.

Upon completion of his studies at Harvard, Todd joined MIT as a research fellow at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, focusing on GPU databases and visualization before founding the company in late 2013.

Todd received his undergraduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Economics and Anthropology.

Presenter's Sessions

Explore Global Confirmed COVID-19 Cases & Spread with OmniSci

In this demo video we explore the COVID-19 pandemic, filtering across location and time. OmniSci’s demo allows users to visualize the spread of the virus using maps and charts, compare the growth of cases across various countries and US states, and analyze the recovery rate in various regions of the world. This demo includes data from Johns Hopkins ( and is updated daily.

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Massive Scale Contact Tracing of COVID-19 Hotspots

For this dashboard we dug into an April 25th, 2020 Washington Post article about COVID-19 hotspots at US meat processing plants. Using data from our partners at X-Mode and Safegraph, we analyze activity at these plants as well as the COVID-19 infections in nearby communities. Finally, we trace activity from one plant to identify potential virus hotspots in nearby locations. X-Mode’s dataset used in this research is aggregated and generalized. X-Mode does not collect or share any personally identifiable information such as name, email, or phone number. All devices have given consent to location collection.

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Tracking Public Adherence to Social Distancing Policies

In this video we show how OmniSci can be used to track the effectiveness of social distancing policies to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Using premium location data from our partner, X-Mode, we aggregate 4.5 billion anonymized location records at the county level. We can slide across this data over the time, revealing how well counties are sheltering in place.

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