Rebecca will be on hand to share practical advice on text analytics and suggestions for open source machine learning packages and chat about real-world use cases as they relate to text data and NLP in everyday applications.
Dr. Rebecca Bilbro is Lead Data Scientist at Bytecubed, where she and her team use machine learning and Python to build custom data solutions for commercial and government clients. Dr. Bilbro is adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, an emeritus board member of Data Community DC, and co-author of the book Applied Text Analysis with Python (O’Reilly). As partner in District Data Labs, a DC-based open source collaborative, in her free time she enjoys collaborating with local developers on inclusive, high impact open source software projects like Scikit-Yellowbrick. Dr. Bilbro earned her doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where her research centered on communication and visualization practices in engineering.
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