Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly Media. Ben has applied business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis in a variety of settings, including direct marketing, consumer and market research, targeted advertising, text mining, and financial engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.
9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 10/15/2014
Hardcore Data Science
Location: 1 E14/1 E15
Ben Lorica (O'Reilly Media),
Ted Dunning (MapR),
Tim Kraska (Brown University),
Alice Zheng (1977),
Anna Gilbert (University of Michigan),
Jon Kleinberg (Cornell University),
Kira Radinsky (eBay | Technion),
Rob Fergus (New York University and Facebook),
Ben Recht (University of California, Berkeley),
Brian Whitman (Spotify),
Hanna Wallach (Microsoft Research NYC & University of Massachusetts Amherst),
Dafna Shahaf (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
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 there—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...
11:00am–11:40am Thursday, 10/16/2014
Location: Table E
Come by and talk to Ben about what you see as the most important trends in data engineering and data science, as well as topics and speakers you’d like to see at future Strata+Hadoop World Conferences. He’d also like your feedback on his O'Reilly Radar report "Big Data’s Big Ideas", on hand at the O'Reilly booth.