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Monday, November 9 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Panel - Competitive Data Science

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Moderators
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Arno Candel

Chief Architect, H2O.ai
Arno is the Chief Architect of H2O, a distributed and scalable open-source machine learning platform. He is also the main author of H2O’s Deep Learning. Before joining H2O, Arno was a founding Senior MTS at Skytree where he designed and implemented high-performance machine learning algorithms. He has over a decade of experience in HPC with C++/MPI and had access to the world’s largest supercomputers as a Staff Scientist at SLAC... Read More →

Speakers
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Phillip Adkins

Data Scientist, Banjo
Kaggle Master, with peak Kaggle ranking of 99th. Data scientist at Banjo. First place in epileptic seizure competition, as covered by NPR and the Washington Post.
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Nick Kridler

Data Scientist, Stitch Fix
Nick Kridler is a Data Scientist on the Merch Algorithms team at Stitch Fix. He develops decision aids for the merchandising team and authored Pyxley, a Python package for simple web applications. Before working in fashion, he developed remote sensing and computer vision algorithms for the defense industry. Nick has competed in several data science competitions on Kaggle. As a member of team SluiceBox, Nick won both Cornell Right Whale... Read More →
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Mark Landry

Competition Data Scientist & Product Manager, H2O.ai
Mark Landry is a competition data scientist and product manager at H2O. He enjoys testing ideas in Kaggle competitions, where he is ranked in the top 100 in the world (top 0.03%) and well-trained in getting quick solutions to iterate over. Most at home in SQL, he found H2O through hacking in R. Interests are multi-model architectures and helping the world make fewer models that perform worse than the mean.
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John Park

Data Scientist, HPE Security Research
Kaggle Master, with peak Kaggle ranking of 24th. John is a Principal Data Scientist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Security Research Division. John spent his youth as a high school mathelete, and majored at EECS and Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley. After graduation, he worked in cybersecurity industry, reverse-engineering binary files and classify them into malware. It was a grueling and complex task that never ends, yet does not have a slack... Read More →
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Lauren Savage

Data Scientist, AT&T
Data Scientist at AT&T Big Data: I have experience building predictive models and working with large datasets on distributed computing systems. I use R, Python, Hadoop, and Pig. I have a B.S. from Caltech and will graduate with a M.S. in Statistics this summer.
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Guocong Song

Data Scientist / Software Engineer, Playground.Global
Kaggle Master, with peak Kaggle ranking of 8th. Guocong has achieved 5 wins out of 10 data science competitions up to 2014. Before moving to the field of machine learning and Internet, he had been dedicated to wireless communications for a decade. He received IEEE Stephen O. Rice Prize for the best original paper in 2010, and co-authored a book titled “Energy and Spectrum Efficient Wireless Network Design” that will be published by... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2015 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Erdos Stage