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#19: Emily Glassberg Sands: Equalizing Access to Rewarding Careers as Head of Data Science at Coursera

Emily Glassberg Sands is the Head of Data Science at Coursera - the largest online learning platform for higher education with 35M learners from around the world. Her team leads the quantitative measurement, experimentation, and inference that informs Coursera’s product and business direction. Emily received her Bachelor's’ degree in Economics from Princeton University, and then moved on to complete her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. At Harvard, her research focused on...


#18: Dan Hammer: Democratizing Environmental Data at the White House, NASA, National Geographic, and More

Dan Hammer is an environmental economist and winner of the 2017 Pritzker Prize for the Environment. Currently he serves as a National Geographic Fellow and the co-founder of Earthrise Media, and throughout 2016, he was the Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith, as part of the Obama Administration. Before arriving at the White House, Dan was the Presidential Innovation Fellow that released the first API listing for NASA. Prior to NASA, Hammer was the...


#17: Decoding Healthy Meals & Learning the World of Food with Sivan Aldor-Noiman and Erik Andrejko @ Wellio

In this episode of the Data Journeys podcast, we have not one, but two guests! Sivan Aldor-Noiman and Erik Andrejko join me from Wellio: an intelligent platform that uses machine learning and behavioral science to help people plan, shop, prepare and enjoy healthy meals at home. Wellio is on a mission to decode how meals are prepared and enjoyed at home, both on an individual-level in terms of people’s preferences and on a global-level in terms of semantic & nutritional understanding...


#16: Jim Guszcza: Chief Data Scientist at Deloitte Consulting

Jim Guszcza is the US Chief Data Scientist at Deloitte Consulting. Deloitte is the largest professional services network in the world in terms of revenue, with over 263,900 professionals globally. Jim has been with Deloitte since 2001, where he took the lead on using behavioural nudge tactics to effectively act on model indications and prompt behavior change. Since then, he has gained extensive experience in applying predictive analytics to a variety of public and private sector...


#15: Travis Oliphant: Creating, Evolving, & Funding Open-Source Software

“Most of my work revolves around answering the question: ‘how do you connect people who know, with the people who need?’” -Travis Oliphant Travis Oliphant is the Founder & CEO of Quansight: a company that bridges open-source communities and innovative companies by growing talent, building technology, and discovering new products. For years Travis has been an indispensable contributor toward data science’s open-source movement through so many different outlets: Founder, Director, &...


#14: Drew Conway – Applying Data Science to Where It’s Needed Most

Drew Conway is a world-renowned data scientist, entrepreneur, author, and speaker, perhaps most well-known for his infamous 2010 “Data Science Venn Diagram”. Today, Drew is the Founder & CEO of Alluvium: a company using machine learning and AI to turn massive streams of data produced by industrial operations companies into insights that bridge the gap between big data and human expertise. Designed with the goal of helping industrial operations become safer, more efficient and more...


#13: Anthony Scriffignano: Developing Cultural Awareness & Global Perspective Through International Data Science

Anthony Scriffignano is the Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet: a publicly traded company that provides commercial data, analytics and insights about businesses through their database of more than 290 million business records worldwide. Most commonly known as D&B, the company was originally founded 176 years ago in the horse-and-buggy days of 1841, and today, is headquartered in Short Hills, NJ, with over $2.5 billion in assets. Anthony has been at D&B since 2002 and, with over 35...


#12: Favio Vázquez - Data Science Polymath

Favio Vazquez is the Principal Data Scientist at OXXO: Mexico’s largest convenience store chain with over 17,500 locations. In addition to his work at OXXO, Favio brings new meaning to the term “polymath” by simultaneously holding 5 other related positions at AI companies in Mexico: Senior Data Scientist @ Raken Data GroupChief Data Scientist @ Iron AICreator of the Ciencias y Datos online courseData Science Lecturer @ Afi Escuela de FinanzasCollaborator @ CosmoSIS With such a...


#8: Chris Albon – Connecting Africa to the Internet & Defending Public Discourse

Chris Albon is the Chief Data Scientist of BRCK: a Kenyan startup building a network dedicated to connecting Africa to the internet, and author of the Machine Learning with Python Cookbook. For years he’s been contributing to the data science world through so many different outlets: Cofounder of New Knowledge AI - an social media platform focused on protecting companies from disinformation, fighting fake news, and defending public discourse Partially Derivative- a popular podcast...


#7: Fernando Perez — Creating iPython, Founding NumFOCUS, & The Stories Behind It All

Fernando Perez is best-known as the creator of iPython and co-founder of Project Jupyter: a set of open-source data science tools that some may consider to be the equivalent of the bat & ball to the sport of baseball. Today, you really can’t play the game of data science without Jupyter Notebooks and our guest today is the originator. Fernando is also an Assistant Professor in Statistics at UC Berekely, Researcher at the Berekely Institute for Data Science, and Founding Board Member of...


#6: Andrew Ng — Globalizing Education, Disrupting Industries, & Generalizing Artificial Intelligence

Andrew Ng is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and nothing short of a giant in the data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence world. For the past decade he’s been shaping the way we live and learn. Four recent examples include: CourseraWoebotDeepLearning.AIBaidu AI Group This conversation was recorded in-person with Andrew in his office on Stanford’s campus in Palo Alto, California. We covered a ton of different topics, including: lack of Enjoy the...


#5: Eric Weber — Lifelong Learning & The Art of Staying Curious

Eric Weber is a Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn, online educator, and epitome of a lifelong learner who’s created quite the following for himself through posts on LinkedIn’s platform. He holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, two Masters degrees in Math and Business Analytics at Arizona State University and the University of Minnesota, and a PhD from ASU. And as if that’s all not enough, he’s obtained 31 course certificates in MOOCs from Coursera and...


#4: Kirk Borne — NASA, Astrophysics, & The Evolution of Modern-Day Data Science

Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, PhD Astrophysicist, and world-renowned Big Data Influencer. In 2007 he launched the first-ever data science bachelors degree program as a Professor of Computational Science at George Mason University and in 2009 co-created the field of Astroinformatics to support his research. Since Kirk has been around long-before the field was even called Data Science, we start this conversation by taking a 50-foot helicopter view of the...


#3: Kale Temple — Artificial Intelligence & Data Science Consulting

Kale Temple is a Data Scientist, Startup Advisor, & Guest Speaker at the University of Sydney, down-under in Australia. Most recently, he became the Founder & CEO of Intellify — an Artificial Intelligence consulting company based in Australia, where he and his team help companies grow exponentially, operate efficiently, and all-in-all become more data-driven in their decision making. In this conversation we spend a lot of time focusing on Data Science through the lens of consulting,...


#2: Kate Strachnyi — A Meta-Interview of 20 Amazing Data Scientists

In this episode of the Data Journeys podcast, I'm joined by Kate Strachnyi. Kate is a data visualization specialist at Deloitte consulting, author the book “Journey to Data Scientist”, and creator of the Story by Data blog and YouTube channel. This conversation with Kate was a really special treat because her book, “Journey to Data Scientist” is a essentially compilation of interviews that Kate herself conducted with 20 amazing Data Scientists. When she wanted to learn more about Data...


#1: Andrew Cassidy — Predicting Bombs, Learning Online, & Working Anywhere

In this pilot episode of the Data Journeys podcast, I'm joined by Andrew Cassidy. Andrew is a freelance Data Scientist, Software Engineer, & Online Educator. We originally met this past September, when he was my virtual mentor for Springboard’s Data Science Intensive bootcamp. In 2011 Andrew graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelors degree in Systems Engineering, and afterwards, went to work as a Data Scientist for a company called Commonwealth Computer Research in...


#0: Welcome

Some background about the host, why he started this podcast, and what you can expect from the show.