Ken Cherven is a marketing analyst working in the automotive sector in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He has more than 15 years' experience working with proprietary tools from Microsoft, Cognos, Tableau, and Oracle, in addition to extensive experience using a variety of open source software applications including MySQL, SpagoBI, JasperServer, BIRT, Mondrian, R, Gephi, Exhibit, Omeka, and d3.
Ken also maintains the visual-baseball.com site, where he uses available open source and proprietary tools to analyze, report on, and visualize baseball information. The site features many of his baseball visualization projects, including a collection of more than 100 seasons of interactive pennant race charts.
One of Ken's current projects is to publish a visual history of major league baseball pennant races from 1901 through 2012, using a dashboard approach featuring horizon charts, box plots, bullet charts, and other visuals to tell the story of each and every race in a highly visual fashion. This book is scheduled for a 2013 release.