Tasko got his Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He worked at an oil refinery in Canada and then joined Ramboll in California as an environmental consultant with a focus on air quality modeling. During his five-year tenure at Ramboll Tasko worked on a variety of projects applying physical and statistical models to study ambient air quality. His latest work at Ramboll was the development of a cloud-based real-time air quality modeling platform called Shair, where Tasko was involved in modeling emissions, deploying models to the cloud, and web and cloud infrastructure design and implementation. At SDSC Tasko splits his time between software development for the Renku platform and academic projects such as data-driven snow avalanche forecasting.