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An introductory hands-on workshop, aimed at the Amateur Data Scientists among us, to the Heritage Health Prize competition. First, we will quickly look at the classes of algorithms & what they do through competition problems & datasets. Next we will dig deeper into one completion the Kaggle RTA Challenge(Ensemble/Random Forest). We will then dive into the Heritage Health Prize, work through the dataset & submit an entry!
Note: While there is not enough time for the participants to work through the different datasets, we will provide links to a hands-on tutorial which you’all can do after the workshop.
Krishna Sankar is a Chief Data Scientist at blackarrow.tv, where he is focusing on enhancing use experience via inference, intelligence & interfaces. Earlier stints include Principal architect/Data Scientist/Tata America Intl, Director of Data Science/Bioinformatics startup & as a Distinguished Engineer/Cisco. He has been sparking at various conferences (OSCON,pycon,pydata) about predicting NFL [http://goo.gl/QCpaO8], Spark[http://goo.gl/E4kqMD], Data Science [http://goo.gl/9pyJMH], Machine Learning [http://goo.gl/SXF53n], Social media Analysis [http://goo.gl/D9YpVQ] as well as has been guest lecturing at the Naval Postgraduate School. His other passion is Lego Robotics – you will find him at the St.Louis FLL World Competition as Robots Design Judge.
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