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Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
David Blei

David Blei
Professor, Columbia University


David Blei is a professor of statistics and computer science at Columbia University, and a member of the Columbia Data Science Institute. His research is in statistical machine learning, involving probabilistic topic models, Bayesian nonparametric methods, and approximate posterior inference algorithms for massive data. He works on a variety of applications, including text, images, music, social networks, user behavior, and scientific data.

David earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Brown University (1997) and his PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley (2004). Before arriving at Columbia, he was an associate professor of computer science at Princeton University. He has received several awards for his research, including a Sloan Fellowship (2010), Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2011), Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2011), Blavatnik Faculty Award (2013), and ACM-Infosys Foundation Award (2013).


9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Hardcore Data Science
Location: 1 E10 / 1 E11
Ben Lorica (O'Reilly), Reza Zadeh (Matroid | Stanford), David Blei (Columbia University), Anima Anandkumar (UC Irvine), Hussein Mehanna (Facebook), Jennifer Chayes (Microsoft Research), Ben Recht (University of California, Berkeley), Tanzeem Choudhury (Cornell and HealthRhythms), Jenn Wortman Vaughan (Microsoft Research), Adam Marcus (B12), Stefanie Jegelka (M.I.T.), Mikhail Bilenko (Microsoft), Reynold Xin (Databricks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
All-Day: Strata's regular data science track has great talks with real-world experience from leading edge speakers. But we didn't just stop thereā€”we added the Hardcore Data Science day to give you a chance to go even deeper. The Hardcore day will add new techniques and technologies to your data science toolbox, shared by leading data science practitioners from startups, industry, consulting... Read more.
9:30am–10:00am Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Hardcore Data Science
Location: 1 E10/1 E11 Level: Advanced
David Blei (Columbia University)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
I will review the basics of topic modeling, and describe our recent research on collaborative topic models, models that simultaneously analyze a collection of texts and its corresponding user behavior. Read more.