Why Data Science? – Presentation

Recently, I was invited to speak about data science to the research department of a regional hospital system. I thought I would share my slides. https://speakerdeck.com/ryanswanstrom/why-data-science A clarification note on one of my quotes from the presentation, "Data Science doesn’t need big data" I am not trying to say big data is not important. I … Continue reading Why Data Science? – Presentation

One Algorithm To Learn Anything [An Interview with Pedro Domingos, Author of The Master Algorithm]

Releasing today (Sept. 22, 2015) is the fantastic new book, The Master Algorithm, by machine learning expert and University of Washington Computer Science Professor, Pedro Domingos. Recently, I got the opportunity to visit with Dr. Domingos about his new book and machine learning in general. See below for his fears of machine learning, thoughts on … Continue reading One Algorithm To Learn Anything [An Interview with Pedro Domingos, Author of The Master Algorithm]

Silk.co’s 123 Most Influential Twitter Accounts for Data Science

Silk.co teamed up with LittleBird to create a list of the most influential "data science" accounts on Twitter. LittleBird uses an algorithm to rate an account's influence based upon retweets from other influencers and network activity. //most-influential-data-science-accounts-on.silk.co/s/embed/mosaic/collection/twitter-handle/image/profile-image-url/order/desc/insider-score/suggestion/filter/equals/location-region/suggestion/filter/equals/location-continent/suggestion/filter/equals/location-sub_region/suggestion/filter/equals/location-country/slice/0/22Data from most-influential-data-science-accounts-on.silk.co I was humbled to be included on the list with some very highly influential people. If … Continue reading Silk.co’s 123 Most Influential Twitter Accounts for Data Science