Gordon Fleetwood, ODSC Data Science Team

Bio:

Kaggle FIFA Stats

Kaggle FIFA Stats

The phenomenon of the “yearly sports game release” is a well established tradition in the videogame industry. The biggest is, perhaps, the FIFA franchise, reigning supreme leader in its niche, simulated soccer, for most of its over twenty year history. EA Sports released the latest iteration, FIFA 17, a few weeks ago to the usual […]

Markov Bot or Twitter Twit?

Markov Bot or Twitter Twit?

The meaning of Artificial Intelligence (A.I) changes depending on whom is speaking. Right now the most prominent instantiation of A.I is the chatbot. Technology’s biggest companies and plucky startups allocate resources to make chatbots more impressive, but they really haven’t broken into the mainstream yet. From the outside the infrastructure behind such undertaking can look […]

Hackathon Results, Gates Foundation & ODSC

Hackathon Results, Gates Foundation & ODSC

Health. It’s perhaps the thickest thread that runs throughout the human race. What more could we relate than the continuous, futile war against our mortality? In certain areas of the world this war is fought with the most advanced weapons known to man – the best medicines, the best doctors, the best technology. In others, […]

Pokémon Go Data

Pokémon Go Data

Editor’s Note: If you’re anything like me, stubbornly loyal to Pokémon Red, now trying to catch up to the cool kids post Poképocalypse, you’ll find this exploration worth a share. About a month ago Pokémon Go, Niantic’s mobile augmented reality game based on the popular franchise, was everywhere. The media’s gaze followed as thousands of […]

Deutsch Credit Future Telling: part 2

Deutsch Credit Future Telling: part 2

To continue on this first path, it’s logical to proceed with hyperparameter tuning on the three algorithms previously mentioned in part 1. Here the Random Forest Classifier (R.F.C) pulls ahead with 77% accuracy while the other two are still around 75%. Where there were three on this road, there is now one. The next step […]

Deutsch Credit Future Telling: part 1

Deutsch Credit Future Telling: part 1

Classification tasks in Data Science come frequently, but the hardest are those with unbalanced classes. From biology to finance, the real-life situations are numerous. Before balancing your errors, establishing a baseline with the most frequent occurrence can give you over 90% accuracy right off the bat.  The question of whether it is worse to have […]

The Sentiment Behind The Declaration of Independence

The Sentiment Behind The Declaration of Independence

The American political season often conjures numerous references to the country’s origins from either side of the aisle. What better way to join in than by looking at the country’s birth using Data Science, the field that will dictate much of its future. I’ll do this by leveraging a subset of Natural Language Processing (NLP) […]

A Decade of Statehood Stability

A Decade of Statehood Stability

The Fund for Peace is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing violence worldwide. One of their initiatives is the Fragile States Index (F.S.I), a yearly ranking of the stability of countries around the world. Each ranking is the sum of twelve factors rated on a scale of one (the best) to ten (the worst) that […]

IBM’s Data Science Experience

IBM’s Data Science Experience

Despite the backlash against Data Science’s hype, there is no doubt that the field is vital in our data filled world. It is no surprise that some leading companies are dashing to enhance their Data Science offerings. Within the past few weeks, IBM made the latest surge in this race. The company’s analytics content revolves […]