Data Science in the Open

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Scheduled: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 9:00 – 9:45am in B201

Excerpt

Data Science promises to transform ubiquitous and cheap data into insights with the potential for great social, scientific and personal value. I will provide a lightning tour of high level theory, concepts, and tools to extract knowledge and value from data.

Description

Data Science promises to transform ubiquitous and cheap data into insights with the potential for great social, scientific and personal value. However, while many of us have the needed hacking skills and domain knowledge, we might not have a strong background in the agglomeration of formal disciplines that underpin data science methods.

I will provide a lightning tour of high level theory, concepts, and tools to extract knowledge and value from data. These are deep and wide subjects, so emphasis will be placed on the high level structures of data analysis problems that point to good solutions.
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Slides are available here, and references will be posted in the session notes.

Speaking experience

Speaker

  • Johntaylor

    John Taylor

    iovation

    Biography

    John L. Taylor works as a Senior Data Analyst at iovation and is a member of PDX R Users and PDX Hadoop/Data Science Groups. Formerly, he was a graduate student in Logic and Computation at CMU and has BAs in philosophy and psychology.

    John is, in no particular order and among other things, an aspiring polymath, intellectual magpie, cultural gadfly, father and husband, data geek, plain-old-geek, bibliophile, pop cultural glutton, recreational mathematician, and skeptic.

    Sessions

      • Title: Data Science in the Open
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 9:009:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Data Science promises to transform ubiquitous and cheap data into insights with the potential for great social, scientific and personal value. I will provide a lightning tour of high level theory, concepts, and tools to extract knowledge and value from data.

      • Speakers: John Taylor