Savannah Burchfiel

Who Will Be the Next Bachelor? The Men (and Data) Tell All.

August 11 Savannah Burchfiel Data Stories

After a tumultuous season of The Bachelorette, in which JoJo Fletcher found love — and experienced plenty of tears and goodbyes  fans are ready for a new romance in The Bachelor: Season 21. Rumors have surfaced that ABC will announce the identity of the 2017 bachelor after the final episode of Bachelor in Paradise, but a quick look at Twitter reveals more than ABC is willing to announce.

Savannah Burchfiel

The Science of Data-Driven Storytelling

August 11 Savannah Burchfiel Data Science

DataScience, Inc. and the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s West Big Data Innovation Hub united for a day of data-driven storytelling on June 16, 2016. Watch the highlights from the event below and learn how data can be used to tell stories that drive action.

Robin Soto

DS12 Guest Lecture Series: Detecting Breaking News on Twitter

August 8 Robin Soto DS12

On August 3, 2016 DataScience hosted guest lecturer and DS12 mentor Alejandro Cantarero of tronc (formerly Tribune Publishing) as he discussed the subject of Finding Breaking News on Twitter.

DataScience Staff

The Data Science of Folding Paper

August 8 DataScience Staff DS12

Over the weekend, students from DataScience’s DS12 program participated in the International Conference on Functional Programming’s 2016 programming contest to hone their skills before embarking on their final capstone projects. As part of the contest, students submitted solutions to programming problems — and created their own problems — using Scala, a language they have learned over the course of eight weeks of data science instruction.

Robin Soto

DS12 Lecture: Linear Regression

August 4 Robin Soto DS12

Wrapping up week 2 of the DS12 Models course lectures, the residents approach "Linear Regression."  This class expands on the idea of matrix inverses to non-square matrices with concepts of the Moore-Penrose pseudoinverse. It shows how to use Moore-Penrose pseudoinverse in the context of linear regression in order to solve normal equations. The lecture is presented by Chris McKinlay, DataScience Senior Data Scientist and DS12 Director. 

Savannah Burchfiel

Breaking Into Data Science Without a Graduate Degree

August 1 Savannah Burchfiel DS12

As an undergraduate pursuing a career in data science, a field dominated by graduate degree-holders, Kamal Gurala came to DS12 Residency to learn the skills necessary to become a data scientist right out of his undergraduate education in Computer Science.

Robin Soto

DS12 Lecture: Matrix Decomposition

July 29 Robin Soto DS12

As the DS12 students advance in their Models Course, in week 2 they approach the topic "Matrix Decomposition." The lecture discusses the linear algebraic constructions underlying common tools in machine learning such as covariance matrices and principal components analysis. Chris McKinlay, DataScience Senior Data Scientist and DS12 Director delivers the lecture. 

Savannah Burchfiel

Janie Chen: From Chemist to Data Scientist

July 27 Savannah Burchfiel DS12

Janie (Yen-Ting) Chen joins Vojtech, Tianxia, and Palmer as one of the featured residents in DS12's inaugural cohort. She holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles and embarked on her career as a data scientist because of the lack of practical applications in her research field.