Interview with a Data Scientist: Ivana Balazevic

Ivana Balazevic is a Data Scientist at a Berkeley based startup Wise.io, where she is working in a small team of data scientists on solving problems in customer service for different clients. She did her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb and she recently finished her… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Ivana Balazevic

What I’ve been working on – late 2015 and early 2016

I find it useful for morale just to write up what I’ve been working on and what I’ve learned over the last few months. PyMC3: Bayesian Logistic Regression: Bayesian Logistic Regression and Model Selection – I wrote an example of how to use Deviance Information Criterion for model selection in a Bayesian Logistic Regression. This… Continue reading What I’ve been working on – late 2015 and early 2016

Image Similarity Database…

Image similarity questions are very common in e-commerce and fashion. This is particular the case with the question of similar colours. I based the following on the excellent work by my friend Thomas Hunger. My implementation has only a few alterations compared to his, but I felt it was worth putting online even if I’m… Continue reading Image Similarity Database…

Interview with a Data Scientist: Alice Zheng

I recently caught up with Alice Zheng a Director of Data Science at Dato – Alice is an expert on building scalable Machine Learning models and currently works for http://www.dato.com who are a company providing tooling to help you build scalable machine learning models easily. She is also a keen advocate of encouraging women in… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Alice Zheng

Interview with a Data Scientist: Maria Rosario Mestre

I recently caught with with Maria Rosario Mestre – she shared her personal views on Data Science – like all these interviewee subjects – these do not reflect her employers views. Biography – Maria:  I completed a PhD in signal processing at Cambridge developing models of user behaviour using brain data. After the PhD I… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Maria Rosario Mestre

Interview with a Data Scientist: Thomas Wiecki

I interviewed Thomas Wiecki recently – Thomas is Data Science Lead at Quantopian Inc which is a crowd-sourced hedge fund and algotrading platform. Thomas is a cool guy and came to give a great talk in Luxembourg last year – which I found so fascinating that I decided to learn some PyMC3 🙂 1. What project have… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Thomas Wiecki

Interviews with Data Scientists: NLP for the win

Recently I decided to do some quick Data Analysis of my interviews with data scientists. It seems natural when you collect a lot of data to explore it and do some data analysis on it. You can access the code here. The code isn’t in much depth but it is a simple example of how… Continue reading Interviews with Data Scientists: NLP for the win

Interview with a Data Scientist: Erik Bernhardsson

As part of my interviews with Data Scientists I recently caught up with Erik Bernhardsson who is famous in the world of ‘Big Data’ for his open source contributions, his leading of teams at Spotify, and his various talks at various conferences. 1. What project have you worked on do you wish you could go back to,… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Erik Bernhardsson

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