Data Science for Decision Support: Or why Bayesian Analysis matters

One of the distinctions I like to make about modern ‘Data Science’ is between ‘data science for decision support’ and ‘machine learning’.  h Basically speaking machine learning, which is often product-focused – is generally something like ‘there’s this problem in fraud, credit scoring’ and we need an automated and deployed system. You’ll often work super… Continue reading Data Science for Decision Support: Or why Bayesian Analysis matters

Interview with a Data Scientist – Ian Wong of OpenDoor

I interviewed the interesting and fascinating Ian Wong – he’s the technical co-founder of OpenDoor, which I personally think is amazing as a concept! 1. What project have you worked on do you wish you could go back to, and do better? Pretty much any project I’ve worked on in the past Two projects stick… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist – Ian Wong of OpenDoor

Interview with a Data Scientist: Juan Pablo Isaza Aristizábal

I recently gave a keynote at www.pycon.co the first PyCon conference in Colombia. I spoke on Data Science Models in Production, lessons learned and the cultural aspects. I interviewed a Colombian Data Scientist – Juan Pablo Isaza Aristizábal 1. What project have you worked on do you wish you could go back to, and do better?… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Juan Pablo Isaza Aristizábal

Interview with a Data Scientist: Rosaria Silipo

As part of my Interview with Data Scientists project I recently caught up with Rosaria – who is an active member of the Data Mining community. Bio: Rosaria has been a researcher in applications of Data Mining and Machine Learning for over a decade. Application fields include biomedical systems and data analysis, financial time series… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Rosaria Silipo

Interview with a Data Scientist: Erin Shellman

I recently caught up with Erin for an interview. Her interview is full of nice pieces of hard-earned advice and her final answer on Data Governance is gold! Erin does some great blog posts at her blog, which I recommend. Erin is a programmer + statistician working as a research scientist at Amazon Web Services. Before… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Erin Shellman