Nicholas McClure is a senior data scientist for the Zestimate group at Zillow, where he works on data cleaning projects including predicting listing fraud, entity resolution and Zestimate quality. Prior to joining Zillow, he worked at Caesar’s Entertainment in Las Vegas as a gaming statistician and data scientist. He has worked on everything from casino game design to optimal slot machine placement and predicting customer worth. His team received the 2013 Chairman’s Award in Rigor for their work on table game optimization. He received a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship fellowship for studying infectious disease while working on his master’s and Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Montana, where he studied the role of mutation in cystic fibrosis lung infections.
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I intend to introduce Neural Networks as a very simple concept. This can be achieved with Google's newest open-source library in Python called Tensorflow. I want to dispel the myth that Neural Networks are hard to understand and implement. I also want to introduce the current state of Neural Networks as they are continually changing the landscape of visual recognition and natural language processing.