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Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Simon Hughes

Simon Hughes
Chief Data Scientist,


Simon Hughes is the chief data scientist at technology professional recruiting site, where he develops multiple recommender engines for matching job seekers with jobs and optimizes the accuracy and relevancy of’s job and candidates search. More recently, Simon has been instrumental in building the machine intelligence behind the Career Explorer portion of Dice’s website, which allows users to gauge their market value and explore potential career paths. Simon is a PhD candidate in machine learning and natural language processing at DePaul University, where he is researching machine learning approaches for determining causal relations in student essays, with the view to building more intelligent essay-grading software.


2:40pm3:20pm Thursday, March 8, 2018
Simon Hughes (, Yuri Bykov (
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(4.00, 1 rating) recently released several free career advisory tools for technology professionals, including a salary predictor, a tool that recommends the next skills to learn, and a career path explorer. Simon Hughes and Yuri Bykov offer an overview of the machine learning algorithms behind these tools and the technologies used to build, deploy, and monitor these solutions in production. Read more.