July 15 to 17 2015, Santa Clara, USA.

Speakers

Speaker "Krishna Sankar" Details

Name :
krishna sankar
Company :
Title :
Data Scientist
Topic :

Data Science with Spark - Workshop

Abstract :

Data Science with Spark - Introductory Workshop (3.5 hrs)

  • Hands-on workshop with Spark & Python with focus on Data Science. We will spend time working with different datasets and Data Science competitions.
  • The attendees are expected to have Spark 1.4, iPython,Pandas and ggplot installed in their machine. iPython notebooks and slides would be published before the workshop.
  • Introductory Workshop will cover Spark 1.4 Basics incl RDD and DataFrames. We will wrangle with smaller datasets to learn the fundamentals.

Data Science with Spark - Intermediate Workshop (3.5 hrs)

  • Hands-on workshop with Spark & Python with focus on Data Science. We will spend time working with different datasets and Data Science competitions.
  • The attendees are expected to have Spark 1.4, iPython,Pandas and ggplot installed in their machine. iPython notebooks and slides would be published before the workshop.
  • Intermediate Workshop assumes fundamental knowledge of Spark and will cover Machine Learning (MLlib,ML pipelines). We will wrangle with more complex datasets.
     
Profile :

Krishna Sankar is a Chief Data Scientist at blackarrow.tv, where he is focusing on enhancing use experience via inference, intelligence & interfaces. Earlier stints include Principal architect/Data Scientist/Tata America Intl, Director of Data Science/Bioinformatics startup & as a Distinguished Engineer/Cisco. He has been sparking at various conferences about Data Science [http://goo.gl/9pyJMH], Machine Learning [http://goo.gl/sSem2Y], Social media Analysis [http://goo.gl/D9YpVQ] as well as has been guest lecturing at the Naval Postgraduate School. His other passion is Lego Robotics – earlier in April, he was at St.Louis FLL World Competition as Robots Design Judge.

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