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Make Data Work
December 1–3, 2015 • Singapore

Data science for Telecom

Juliet Hougland (Cloudera), Sandy Ryza (Cloudera)
9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 12/01/2015
Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Location: 324 Level: Advanced
Tags: telecom
Average rating: ***..
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Prerequisite Knowledge

Knowledge of statistical analysis and techniques is recommended. Please make sure to bring a laptop with you.


The Telecom industry is catching on to the fact that collection of data and application of analytic methods can provide enormous value.

In this tutorial, attendees will get a taste of how large-scale data science techniques and technologies developed for the consumer internet can be applied in the world of Telecom.

In this tutorial attendees will learn how to:

  • Clean and transform data sets in Spark
  • Join together varying data sets (text and time series) by defining conformed dimensions
  • Use MLLib and other statistical libraries to build and evaluate models. Examples of model types to be covered include anomaly detection, time series forecasting, and/or textual analysis
  • Use Hue to run Spark jobs, and visualize the results
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Juliet Hougland


Juliet Hougland is a data scientist at Cloudera and contributor/committer/maintainer for the Sparkling Pandas project. Her commercial applications of data science include developing predictive maintenance models for oil and gas pipelines at Deep Signal and designing and building a platform for real-time model application, data storage, and model building at WibiData. Juliet was the technical editor for Learning Spark by Karau et al. and Advanced Analytics with Spark by Ryza et al. She holds an MS in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College with a BA in math-physics.

Sandy Ryza


Sandy Ryza is a data scientist at Cloudera focusing on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, and a co-author of Advanced Analytics with Spark (O’Reilly Media). He is a frequent Spark contributor and member of the Apache Hadoop project management committee. Sandy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University.

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Sai Venkatesh
12/28/2015 10:03am +08

Hi Juliet,

Request you to share me the presentation of your session for my reference.

Sai Venkatesh Attaluri