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Feature Engineering – David Epstein ODSC Boston 2015
Feature Engineering from odsc One of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of predictive modeling is the transformation of data to create model inputs, better known as feature engineering (FE). This talk will go into the theoretical background behind FE, showing how it leverages existing data to produce... Read more
Machine Learning for a Pet Insurance Company – TJ Houk & David Jaw ODSC Boston 2015
Machine Learning for a Pet Insurance Company from odsc As an insurance company, we receive a monthly premium from policy holders and in return, we pay claims on veterinary bills. Insurance risk for pet health is relatively uncharted territory; identifying key patterns can affect the company in a big... Read more
Frontiers of Open Data Science Research – Ani Aghababyan ODSC Boston 2015
Frontiers of Open Data Science Research from odsc Keynote Presenter Bio Ani loves writing about herself in third person and has written this all true bio. Ani is a Data Scientist for the Digital Platforms Group in McGraw-Hill Education company. She has a diverse educational background (some say she... Read more
The Art of Data Science – Josh Wills ODSC Boston 2015
The Art of Data Science from odsc Keynote Presenter Bio Josh Wills is Cloudera’s Senior Director of Data Science, working with customers and engineers to develop Hadoop-based solutions across a wide-range of industries. He is the founder and VP of the Apache Crunch project for creating optimized MapReduce pipelines... Read more
Jumping to Conclusions – Richard Robehr Bijjani ODSC Boston 2015
Jumping to Conclusions from odsc Data Science is the study of the extraction of knowledge from data. What if we extract partial or inaccurate knowledge? This illusion of knowledge would lead us to make wrong decisions, with sometimes disastrous consequences such as in the case of medical diagnosis, security... Read more
Machine Learning Based Personalization Using Uplift Analytics: Examples and Applications – Victor Lo ODSC Boston 2015
Uplift Modeling Workshop from odsc Traditional randomized experiments allow us to determine the overall causal impact of a treatment program (e.g. marketing, medical, social, education, political). Uplift modeling (also known as true lift, net lift, incremental lift) takes a further step to identify individuals who are truly positively influenced... Read more
Scalable Data Science and Deep Learning with H2O – Arno Candel ODSC Boston 2015
Scalable Data Science and Deep Learning with H2O from odsc The era of Big Data has passed, and the era of sensory overload – that is, the proliferation of sensor data – is upon us. The challenge today is how to create the next generation of business and consumer... Read more
Keeping Governments Accountable with Open Data Science – Cezary Podkul & Marc Joffe ODSC Boston 2015
Keeping Governments Accountable with Open Data Science from odsc Keeping Governments Accountable with Open Data Science: Extracting and Analyzing Municipal Financial Data from odsc Open data is enabling journalists, watchdog groups and investors to gain more insight than ever before into the finances of state and local governments. Unfortunately,... Read more
DIY Deep Learning with Caffe Workshop – Kate Saenko ODSC Boston 2015
DIY Deep Learning with Caffe Workshop from odsc Caffe (Convolutional Architecture for Fast Feature Embedding) is a deep learning framework made with expression, speed, and modularity in mind. It is developed by the Berkeley Vision and Learning Center (BVLC) and by community contributors. Caffe’s expressive architecture encourages application and... Read more
Data Visualization & UX – Mark Schindler and Bang Wong ODSC Boston 2015
Data Visualization & UX from odsc Data Visualization is about helping people gain knowledge from data. The focus of this workshop is on approaches to turn data into actionable insights, combining heuristics for visual analytics with techniques from user-experience design. Participants will learn how to choose and create data... Read more