Evolution of Machine Learning
August 20, 2019
For our next event, let’s meet together in the Hameetman Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology and talk about Evolution of Machine Learning with Nick and Jorge from Big Squid. They will also include an exciting live demo in the presentation!
Nick is the Vice President of Product & Engineering at Big Squid, overseeing the development and execution of the firm’s machine learning software platform. He has been in the analytics field for over 17 years, developing quantitative applications to enhance decision-making capabilities across a variety of fields. He has been with Big Squid since 2015, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, AB from Dartmouth College, and is a former member of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance.
Jorge Zuloaga is the Senior Director of Data Scientist in Big Squid. He earned his MS in mathematics from the University of Waterloo and PhD in computational physics from Rice. His work includes particle physics & quantum plasmonics. After academia, he focused on ML applications in healthcare.
Newest Developments of City Open Data
July 17, 2019
Our speaker will be Dr. Jeanne Holm, who is the Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor of Los Angeles. As some of us may know, Jeanne works at the cross-section of civic innovation, open data, and education. She is the Deputy CIO at the City of Los Angeles, working on issues ranging from homelessness to digital equity technology innovation, data and analytics, and public-private partnerships. As a senior consultant with the World Bank, she worked with governments throughout the world to build robust open data ecosystems and ensure transparency. She was the Evangelist for open data for the U.S. White House, leading collaboration and building communities on Data.gov with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. She was the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal (www.nasa.gov).
NASA Earth-Observing Satellite Data Analysis
June 12, 2019
There are thousands of satellites moving around the earth, which collect huge amount of data suitable for various kinds of analysis. Almost 100 members gathered today to hear directly from a NASA JPL leading scientist Hui Su about this treasure trove of data sets. She talked about how to analyze them to produce great impacts like predicting climate change and natural hazards. Join our Meetup group to learn about research methods and data science.