September 08 to 10 2014, Santa Clara, USA.


Speaker "Shawn Scully" Details

Name :
shawn scully
Company :
Title :
Director, Product Management
Topic :

Data Science, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, GraphLab, Big Data

Abstract :

Title: Predictive Applications: Unleash Your Inner Data Scientist One of the most exciting areas in Big Data is the development of new predictive applications; apps used to drive product recommendations, predict machine failures, forecast airfare, social match-make, identify fraud, predict disease outbreaks, and repurpose pharmaceuticals. These applications output real-time predictions and recommendations in response to user and machine input to directly derive business value and create cool experiences. These hold the true promise of Big Data. In spite of this promise, designing and deploying data analysis and machine learning apps at scale is a significant challenge to overcome: For some folks, machine learning algorithms and methods can be obscure, too mathy, and disconnected from practice. For others, writing and deploying scalable software requires significant effort, which distracts them from focusing on their deep analytic efforts. Further, the most interesting apps utilize a variety of data types (tables, graphs, text, & images) and combine multiple machine learning techniques in a creative way which requires even more expert knowledge of many algorithms and systems. In this workshop, I’ll share how GraphLab is making it easier for any developer or data scientist to build these promising apps. We will focus on hands-on data science skills from inspiration to production. Using GraphLab Create, we’ll walk through multiple case studies such as fraud detection, social network analysis, and building personalized recommendation services and in the end build a predictive app that exploits the power of combining different data types and representations (like graphs and tables). You will walk away with the tools to build your own scalable predictive apps. I can’t wait to hear what they are!

Profile :
Shawn is the Director of Product at GraphLab where he helps make it easy to build cool experiences with data. He is data geeky and loves inspired technologies, businesses, and gadgets. His technical background spans recommendation systems and business analytics, physics simulations, and energy. He holds a PhD in Materials Science from Stanford University and a BA in Physics from Cornell University.

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