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Women Flocking to Statistics, the Newly Hot, High-Tech Field of Data Science

  Originally published in The Washington Post LINCOLN, Neb. — The numbers of women in science and technology are dismal: Barely 18 percent of computer science degrees go to women. Women make up 11 percent of math faculty. Nearly half of the women who graduate with engineering degrees never enter the profession, or leave soon...

How HBO’s Silicon Valley Built “Not Hotdog” with Mobile TensorFlow, Keras & React Native

 Originally published in Hacker Noon, June 26, 2017 The HBO show Silicon Valley released a real AI app that identifies hotdogs — and not hotdogs — like the one shown on season 4’s 4th episode (the app is now available on Android...

Analytics make Bright Cellars the Pandora of wine clubs

 Originally published in The Journal Sentinel, June 28, 2017 If the machine-learning algorithm gets it right, you’ll be matched with wines you love. That’s the idea behind Bright Cellars, a Milwaukee-based monthly wine club...

Forecasting At Uber With Recurrent Neural Networks

 Originally published in Uber Engineering, June 9, 2017 At Uber, event forecasting enables us to future-proof our services based on anticipated user demand. The goal is to accurately predict where, when, and how many...

Predictive Analytics for Fintech and Banking

 Steven Ramirez is the conference moderator for Predictive Analytics World for Financial, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2017 in New York—where he will also provide the opening keynote, “Chatbots, Robo-Advisors, and AI, Oh My! Predictive Analytics and...

What Is the Best Way to Get More Women into Analytics? Don’t Make Them into Men

  Originally published in Linkedin I recently sat on a panel of “Women in Predictive Analytics”, moderated by Greta Roberts with Jeanne Harris from Columbia University and Lauren Haynes from University of Chicago.  Although the three of us on the...

Uncle Sam Wants Your Deep Neural Networks

   Originally published in NYTimes, June 22, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — The Department of Homeland Security is turning to data scientists to improve screening techniques at airports. On Thursday, the department, working with Google, introduced a $1.5 million...

Analytics 101: Assessing Project Value

 The key question that organizations ALWAYS ask when undertaking an analytics initiative is “Can they guarantee value from the project?”   They want to know whether the return on their investment will be positive. But...

If You Build It, Will They Come? Lessons Learned To Improve Model Adoption

 By James Gottshall, Vice President, Strategic Analytics at XL Catlin This article covers a similar theme to the Keynote presentation James Gottshall  will deliver at PAW Financial, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2017 in New York....

The Top Five Population Health Questions You Should Be Asking Your Predictive Analytics Professionals

 For more on predictive analytics for healthcare, attend Predictive Analytics World for Healthcare New York, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2017.   With widespread usage of electronic medical records, big data has truly arrived in healthcare....

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