Jeremy Howard

Jeremy Howard
Founding Researcher | Faculty Member | CSO, | USF | and


Jeremy Howard is President and Chief Scientist at Kaggle. Previously, he founded FastMail (sold to Opera Software) and Optimal Decisions sold to ChoicePoint – now called LexisNexis Risk Solutions). Prior to that he worked in management consulting, at McKinsey & Company and A.T. Kearney. Jeremy’s passion is applying algorithms to data. At FastMail he used algorithms to automate nearly every part of the business – as a result the company only needed a total of 3 full time staff, and got over a million signups. Optimal Decisions was a business entirely built to commercialise a new algorithm he designed for the optimal pricing of insurance. Jeremy competes regularly in data mining competitions, which he uses to test himself and stay on the leading edge of machine learning and predictive modelling technology. He is currently ranked #1 on Kaggle’s overall competitor rankings, out of over 16,000 data scientists.


Data Science, Ballroom CD
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Jeremy Howard ( | USF | and, Mike Bowles (Biomatica)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
Wouldn't it be great if there were just use two algorithms which could handle most of your predictive modeling needs? It turns out that actually this is the case. Noted machine learning instructor Dr Mike Bowles and champion data miner Jeremy Howard will teach you everything you need to know to apply them successfully. Read more.
Office Hour, Exhibit Hall (Office Hours B)
Mike Bowles (Biomatica), Jeremy Howard ( | USF | and
* How to get started in data science * How to use predictive modelling in practice * How to apply elastic net and random forests in practice * How to scale predictive modelling algorithms * When to use predictive modelling vs “simpler” ad hoc methods Read more.
Data Science, Mission City B1
Jeremy Howard ( | USF | and
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
In "The Evolution of Data Products", O'Reilly Media's Mike Loukides notes: "the question of how we take the next step — where data recedes into the background — is surprisingly tough." Jeremy Howard will show why this is tough, and what to do about it. He will show how predictive modelling, simulation, and optimization can be combined to deliver results instead of just delivering data. Read more.


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  • Pentaho
  • Rackspace Hosting
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