Raw conversations with practitioners from the worlds of artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, and data science.

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    Episode 4: AI in Retail with Saurabh Bhatnagar

    Saurabh Bhatnagar is the ex-Principal Data Scientist at Rent The Runway. He created the big-data analytics and recommendation platforms at RTR and scaled it to 30m users. RTR is now valued at $800m.

    He was involved in many personalization incentives as well as back-end fulfillment algorithms that power the business. He also pioneered AI products at RTR like image search and recommendations.

    Prior to RTR, Saurabh was founding member of the Quantitative Analyst team at Barnes & Nobles and helped it grow. His responsibilities at B&N were customer segmentation and propensity to buy models. Since 2000, he has consulted in data space for many Fortune 500 firms.

    More recently, he founded Virevol, a retail AI startup.

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    Episode 3: How to be a Social Media Data Whiz with Leni Krsova

    Leni Krsová is social media data analyst from the Czech Republic, currently based in Prague. At the beginning of her career, she worked for Czech TV, a public broadcaster in the country, as a social media editor but switched quickly from marketing to the path of data analyst. Since then she is interested more and more in data analysis of social media and online news media data with R, data privacy and academic research in these fields. She is planning to start her PhD studies in near future.

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    Episode 2: Becoming a Deep Learning Expert with Deep Narain Singh

    Deep Narain Singh is Data Scientist with specialization in machine learning and deep learning. He has extensive work experience in building NLP/Computer Vision products using AI/ML/DL. He has spent 12 years in industry working with startups and large scale companies. He holds a Master’s degree in Data Science from University Of New Haven/Galvanize and completed his undergraduate in Civil Engineering from NIT Jaipur.

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    Episode 1: Molecular Biologist turned Data Scientist with Jonathan Leslie

    Dr. Jonathan Leslie obtained his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of London, studying blood vessel formation at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute. After 20 years of researching the molecular processes underlying cancer, he turned to data science and founded a freelance consultancy business. He is passionate about promoting open-source software and routinely volunteers as a mentor in the R-programming and data science communities.