Interview with a Data Scientist – Jessica Graves

Jessica Graves is a Data Scientist who currently works on fashion problems in New York City. She’s worked with Hilary Mason at Fast Forward Labs and keeps in regular contact with the London startup scene. After many months of asking her for an interview she finally gave in – and she shares her unique perspective… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist – Jessica Graves

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: Brad Klingenberg

Bio Brad Klingenberg is the Director of Styling Algorithms at Stitch Fix in San Francisco. His team uses data and algorithms to improve the selection of merchandise sent to clients. Prior to joining Stitch Fix Brad worked with data and predictive analytics at financial and technology companies. He studied applied mathematics at the University of… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Brad Klingenberg

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 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: Nathalie Hockham

(Linkedin picture) I was very happy to interview Natalie about her data science stuff – as she gave a really cool Machine Learning focused talk at PyData in London this year, which was full of insights into the challenges of doing Machine Learning with Imbalanced data sets. Natalie leads the data team at GoCardless, a… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Nathalie Hockham

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 (Jeroen Latour)

I interviewed a former work colleague – Jeroen Latour. Jeroen is a Senior Data Scientist with a consultancy in the Netherlands called TriFinance and he will soon be joining the Booking.com team as a Data Scientist. He remarks on his analytics consultancy experience here which was formed both at IBM and TriFinance. 1. What project… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist (Jeroen Latour)

Interview with a Data Scientist: Trent McConaghy

At PyData in Berlin I chaired a panel – one of the guests was Trent McConaghy and so I reached out to him, to hear his views about analytics. I liked his views on shipping it, and the challenges he’s run into in his own world. 1. What project have you worked on do you… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Trent McConaghy

Information Retrieval

Attention conservation notice: 680 words about Information Retrieval, and highly unoriginal. The following is very much inspired by a course by Cosma Shalizi but I felt it was worth rewriting to get to grips with the concepts. This is the first of what is hopefully a series of posts on ‘Information Retrieval’, and applications of… Continue reading Information Retrieval