Mar 15–18, 2020
Alice Zhao

Alice Zhao
Senior Data Scientist, Metis


Alice Zhao is a senior data scientist at Metis, where she teaches 12-week data science bootcamps. Previously, she was the first data scientist and supported multiple functions from marketing to technology at; cofounded a data science education startup where she taught weekend courses to professionals at 1871 in Chicago at Best Fit Analytics Workshop; was an analyst at Redfin; and was a consultant at Accenture. She blogs about analytics and pop culture on A Dash of Data. Her blog post, “How Text Messages Change From Dating to Marriage” made it onto the front page of Reddit, gaining over half a million views in the first week. She’s passionate about teaching and mentoring and loves using data to tell fun and compelling stories. She has her MS in analytics and BS in electrical engineering, both from Northwestern University.


9:00am12:30pm Monday, March 16, 2020
Location: LL21A
Alice Zhao (Metis)
Data scientists crunch numbers. But you may run into text data. Alice Zhao teaches you how to turn text data into a format a machine can understand, identifies the most popular text analytics techniques, and showcases natural language processing (NLP) libraries in Python, including the natural language toolkit (NLTK), TextBlob, spaCy, and gensim. Read more.

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