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Brian Dalessandro

Brian Dalessandro
Director, Data Science, SparkBeyond

Website | @delbrians

Brian Dalessandro is the director of data science at SparkBeyond, a research and consulting platform that accelerates discoveries and insights. Brian is also an active professor for NYU’s Center for Data Science graduate degree program. Previously, Brian built and led data science programs for several NYC tech startups, including Zocdoc and Dstillery. A veteran data scientist and leader with over 15 years of experience developing machine learning-driven practices and products, Brian holds several patents and has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles on the subjects of causal inference, large-scale machine learning, and data science ethics. When not doing data science, Brian likes to cook, create adventures with his family, and surf in the frigid north Atlantic waters.


11:05am-11:45am Friday, September 7, 2018
Implementing AI
Location: Yosemite BC
Secondary topics:  Deep Learning models, Platforms and infrastructure
Brian Dalessandro (SparkBeyond), Chris Smith (Zocdoc)
With the help of better software, cloud infrastructure, and pretrained networks, AI models have become easier to build. But once your solution veers from a common path, hidden challenges in reproducibility and implementation arise. Brian Dalessandro and Chris Smith share their experience and lessons learned while building a computer vision and OCR app for reading and classifying insurance cards. Read more.