Many companies have “big data”, but not every company has the resources (or need) for a big data team. In this talk we will discuss lessons I’ve learned from working as part of a small team within a fast-moving mobile start-up and techniques for getting the most out of your data on a budget.
Nicholas is Senior Data Scientist at FitnessKeeper, makers of the RunKeeper and Breeze mobile and web apps for health and fitness tracking and guidance. Before joining FitnessKeeper he spent 10 years as a research staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, working in the Cyber Security and Information Sciences and the Ballistic Missile Defense Divisions. While at Lincoln Laboratory he also received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, where his research focused on numerical methods for the analysis of massive datasets. His areas of expertise and interest include statistical modeling, data mining, machine learning, data visualization, network science, and statistical signal processing.