Data Journeys

Data Journeys
World-Class Learning Journeys for Aspiring Data Scientists

#25: Laura Noren: The Ethics of Data Science
Dec 3, 2018 • 55 min
is a data science ethicist and researcher currently working in cybersecurity at Obsidian Security in Newport Beach. She holds undergraduate degrees from MIT, a PhD from NYU where she recently completed a postdoc in the Center for Data Science. Her…
#24: Brian McFee: Music and Data Science
Nov 27, 2018 • 59 min
Dr. develops machine learning tools to analyze multimedia data. This includes recommender systems, image and audio analysis, similarity learning, cross-modal feature integration, and automatic annotation. As of Fall, 2014, he is a data science fellow…
#23: Wes McKinney - The Creator of Pandas
Nov 19, 2018 • 60 min
is the creator and “Benevolent Dictator for Life” (BDFL) of the open-source package for data analysis in , and has also authored two versions of the reference book . Wes is also one of the co-creators of the project, which is currently his main…
#22: Mike Tamir: Identifying Fake News with the Head of Data Science at Uber ATG
Nov 13, 2018 • 55 min
is the Head of Data Science at . He is a leader in data science, specializing in deep learning and distributed scalable machine learning, and he’s also a faculty member at . Mike has led several teams of Data Scientists in the San Francisco…
#21 Frank Diana- The Future of AI - Predicting Preparing Thriving in Our Changing Future
Aug 27, 2018 • 67 min
Frank Diana is a recognized futurist, thought leader and frequent keynote speaker. He has served in various executive roles throughout his career and has over 30 years of leadership experience. He is focused on leadership dialog in the context of our…
#20: Kyle Polich: Skepticism and Simplifying Complex Topics with the Host of the Data Skeptic Podcast
Aug 20, 2018 • 66 min
Kyle Polich is the co-host of the incredibly popular Data Skeptic podcast. His general interests range from areas like statistics, machine learning, data viz, and optimization to data provenance, data governance, econometrics, and metrology. In this…
#19: Emily Glassberg Sands: Equalizing Access to Rewarding Careers as Head of Data Science at Coursera
Aug 13, 2018 • 74 min
Emily Glassberg Sands is the Head of Data Science at Coursera -the largest online learning platform for higher education with 30M learners from around the world.Her team leads the quantitative measurement, experimentation,and inference that informs…
#18: Dan Hammer: Democratizing Environmental Data at the White House, NASA, National Geographic, and More
Aug 6, 2018 • 61 min
Dan Hammer is an environmental economist and winner of the 2017 Pritzker Prize for the Environment. Currently he serves as a National Geographic Fellow and the co-founder of Earthrise Media, and throughout 2016, he was the Senior Policy Advisor to the…
#17: Decoding Healthy Meals & Learning the World of Food with Sivan Aldor-Noiman and Erik Andrejko @ Wellio
Jul 30, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode of the Data Journeys podcast, we have not one, but two guests! Sivan Aldor-Noiman and Erik Andrejko join me from Wellio: an intelligent platform that uses machine learning and behavioral science to help people plan, shop, prepare and enjoy…
#16: Jim Guszcza: Chief Data Scientist at Deloitte Consulting
Jul 23, 2018 • 57 min
Jim Guszcza is the US Chief Data Scientist at Deloitte Consulting. Deloitte is the largest professional services network in the world in terms of revenue, with over 263,900 professionals globally. In this interview, we explore how philosophy and nudge…
#15: Travis Oliphant: Creating, Evolving, & Funding Open-Source Software
Jul 16, 2018 • 65 min
Travis Oliphant is the Founder & CEO of Quansight: a company that bridges open-source communities and innovative companies by growing talent, building technology, and discovering new products. For years Travis has been an indispensable contributor toward…
#14: Drew Conway – Applying Data Science to Where It’s Needed Most
Jul 9, 2018 • 71 min
Drew Conway is a world-renowned data scientist, entrepreneur, author, and speaker, perhaps most well-known for his infamous 2010 “Data Science Venn Diagram”. Today, Drew is the Founder & CEO of Alluvium: a company using machine learning and AI to turn…
#13: Anthony Scriffignano: Developing Cultural Awareness & Global Perspective Through International Data Science
Jul 2, 2018 • 51 min
Anthony Scriffignano is the Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet: a publicly traded company that provides commercial data, analytics and insights about businesses through their database of more than 290 million business records worldwide. Most…
#12: Favio Vázquez - Data Science Polymath
Jun 25, 2018 • 89 min
Favio Vazquez is the Principal Data Scientist at OXXO: Mexico’s largest convenience store chain with over 17,500 locations. In addition to his work at OXXO, Favio is simultaneously holding 5 other related positions at AI companies in Mexico: - Senior Data…
#11: Dan Wulin: International E-Commerce, Price Optimization, & Home-Good Product Recommendations
Jun 18, 2018 • 65 min
Dan Wulin is the Director of Data Science at Wayfair: an international e-commerce company specializing in home goods. Enjoy the show!
#10: Jure Leskovec - Chief Scientist of Pinterest
Jun 11, 2018 • 60 min
Jure Leskovec is the Chief Scientist of Pinterest, which acquired his company, Kosei, after starting a “recommendation revolution” through smarter, personalized mobile ads. Jure can also be found fulfilling his responsibilities as a: - Associate Professor…
#9: Daniela Huppenkothen – Astronomy, Cosmology, & The Study of Space
Jun 4, 2018 • 83 min
Daniela Huppenkothen is the Associate Director at the DIRAC Institute of University of Washington, home to a diverse team of researchers in astrophysics and cosmology. Before arriving at DIRAC, she has studied space & data science as a: - Moore-Sloan Data…
#8: Chris Albon – Connecting Africa to the Internet & Defending Public Discourse
May 14, 2018 • 87 min
Chris Albon is the Chief Data Scientist of BRCK: a Kenyan startup building a network dedicated to connecting Africa to the internet, and author of the Machine Learning with Python Cookbook. For years he’s been contributing to the data science world…
#7: Fernando Perez — Creating IPython, Founding NumFOCUS, & The Stories Behind It All
May 7, 2018 • 52 min
Fernando Perez is best-known as the creator of iPython and co-founder of Project Jupyter: a set of open-source data science tools that some may consider to be the equivalent of the bat & ball to the sport of baseball. Today, you really can’t play the game…
#6: Andrew Ng — Globalizing Education, Disrupting Industries, & Generalizing Artificial Intelligence
Apr 11, 2018 • 44 min
Andrew Ng is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and nothing short of a giant in the data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence world. For the past decade he’s been shaping the way we live and learn. Four recent examples include:…
#5: Eric Weber — Lifelong Learning & The Art of Staying Curious
Mar 30, 2018 • 73 min
Eric Weber is a Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn, online educator, and epitome of a lifelong learner who’s created quite the following for himself through daily posts on LinkedIn’s platform. Naturally, this conversation was primarily focused on Data…
#4: Kirk Borne — NASA, Astrophysics, & The Evolution of Modern-Day Data Science
Mar 30, 2018 • 77 min
Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, PhD Astrophysicist, and world-renowned Big Data Influencer. In 2007 he launched the first-ever data science bachelors degree program as a Professor of Computational Science at George Mason…
#3: Kale Temple — Artificial Intelligence & Data Science Consulting
Mar 13, 2018 • 112 min
Kale Temple is a Data Scientist, Startup Advisor, & Guest Speaker at the University of Sydney, down-under in Australia. Most recently, he became the Founder & CEO of Intellify — an Artificial Intelligence consulting company based in Australia, where he…
#2: Kate Strachnyi — A Meta-Interview of 20 Amazing Data Scientists
Mar 13, 2018 • 77 min
Kate Strachnyi is a data visualization specialist at Deloitte consulting, author the book “Journey to Data Scientist”, and creator of the Story by Data blog and YouTube channel. Her book is a essentially compilation of interviews that Kate herself…
#1: Andrew Cassidy — Predicting Bombs, Learning Online, & Working Anywhere
Mar 13, 2018 • 83 min
In this pilot episode of the Data Journeys podcast, I’m joined by Andrew Cassidy. Andrew is a freelance Data Scientist, Software Engineer, & Online Educator. It’s amazing all that Andrew has done at just 28 years old, and we cover so much of it in this…
#0: Welcome
Mar 13, 2018 • 6 min
Some background about the host, why he started this podcast, and what you can expect from the show.