An interview with a data artisan

J.D.Long is the current AVP Risk Management at RenaissanceRe and has a 15 year history of working as an analytics professional. I sent him an interview recently to see what he would say. Good questions Peadar. Here’s a really fast attempt at answers: 1. What project have you worked on do you wish you could go back… Continue reading An interview with a data artisan

Data Science and Soft Skills

I once did an internship under Andrew Fogg at Import.io. I learned a lot about data science at that period, but one of the hardest lessons I had to learn was the importance of soft skills and project management in any data science projects. John Foreman another idol of mine, talked a bit about this,… Continue reading Data Science and Soft Skills

Markov Chains and Monte Carlo Algorithms

1. General state space Markov chains Most applications of Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithms (MCMC) are concerned with continuous random variables, i.e the corresponding Markov chain has a continuous state space S. In this section we will give a brief overview of the theory underlying Markov chains with general state spaces. Although the basic principles… Continue reading Markov Chains and Monte Carlo Algorithms