Claudia Perlich: Ad Tech, Watson and Ethics

Claudia is the Chief Scientist at Dstillery where she designs, develops, analyzes and optimizes the machine learning that drives digital advertising to prospective customers of brands. She is an active industry speaker and frequent contributor to industry publications, was recently...

Model Evaluation with Sebastian Raschka

Sebastian Raschka is the author of the bestselling book “Python Machine Learning.” As a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, he is developing new computational methods in the field of computational biology. Sebastian has many years of experience with coding...

Top Data Science Stories of 2016

It was a pretty great year for data science! As is quickly becoming the best holiday tradition on the internet, we teamed up with Michael Kennedy from the fantastic Talk Python to Me podcast for our annual list of the...

Jon Loyens, Chief Product Officer of data.world

This week we’re talking about open data and collaboration in data science! We interviewed Jon Loyens, the Chief Product Officer of data.world, a new platform for sharing, exploring, and collaborating with data. Check out datasets like Hate Crime Statistics from...

Mona Chalabi, Data Editor for the Guardian

In our last episode about the presidential election (we promise!), we talked with Mona Chalabi, Data Editor at the Guardian US. Not only did Mona predict, months in advance, the surprise polling problems that led to states like Pennsylvania and...

Decision Boundary 2016: Margin of Terror

The outcome of the presidential election shocked almost everyone. Most polls and model-based forecasts (like FiveThirtyEight and Upshot) predicted a Clinton victory, only to be proven wrong by Trump wins in almost every swing state, plus a couple states no...

S2E14: The Model is Racist

Every now and again we get to do some of our research, and this week Jonathon explains some of the theory behind his recent look into the alt-right: a sprawling coalition of reactionary conservatives who have lobbied to make the...