July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Jonathan Whitmore

Jonathan Whitmore
Senior Data Scientist, Silicon Valley Data Science

Website | @jbwhitmore

Jonathan Whitmore, PhD (physics), is a data scientist at Silicon Valley Data Science. He has a diverse range of interests and is excited by the challenges and possibilities in the field of data science and engineering. Dr. Whitmore completed an astrophysics postdoc in Melbourne, Australia, where his research focused on trying to determine whether the physical constants of the universe have changed over cosmological times. He has a long-standing commitment to the public understanding of science and technology, most notably by his co-starring in the 3D IMAX film Hidden Universe, which is currently playing in theatres around the world. He has also been an invited conference speaker on using the IPython Notebook for astrophysics research. Dr. Whitmore received his PhD in physics from the University of California in San Diego, and graduated with a bachelor of science from Vanderbilt with a triple major in physics, philosophy, and mathematics.


10:00am–10:40am Friday, 07/24/2015
Foundations Portland 256
Jonathan Whitmore (Silicon Valley Data Science)
The IPython Notebook is perfect for many data science tasks, including rapid iteration for data munging and cleaning; exploration and visualization; creating a transparent data processing pipeline workflow; and beautiful presentation of results. This talk will explore overall best practices, with special attention to these use cases and how to get the most out of IPython Notebook for each one. Read more.