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Data Science in 30 Minutes: A Conversation with Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, President of KDnuggets

KDnuggets’ Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, Ph.D  joined The Data Incubator on January 11th for the first 2018 installment of our free online webinar series, Data Science in 30 minutes! Gregory discussed his career – from Data Mining to Data Science and examine current trends in the field.

From Data Mining to Knowledge Discovery to Data Science: Gregory Piatetsky talked about his pioneering career in data science, including founding KDnuggets, and co-founding KDD Conferences and ACM SIGKDD, and examined current trends in the field, Data Science Automation, citizen Data Scientists, and implications of AI.

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About the speakers:

Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, Ph.D., is a well-known Data Scientist, and the President of KDnuggets, a leading site for Analytics, Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, and Machine Learning. Gregory is a co-founder of KDD (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, the top research conference in the field) and a co-founder and past chair of ACM SIGKDD, the professional association for Data Mining and Data Science.
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Michael Li founded The Data Incubator, a New York-based training program that turns talented PhDs from academia into workplace-ready data scientists and quants. The program is free to Fellows, employers engage with the Incubator as hiring partners.

Previously, he worked as a data scientist (Foursquare), Wall Street quant (D.E. Shaw, J.P. Morgan), and a rocket scientist (NASA). He completed his PhD at Princeton as a Hertz fellow and read Part III Maths at Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar. At Foursquare, Michael discovered that his favorite part of the job was teaching and mentoring smart people about data science. He decided to build a startup to focus on what he really loves.

Michael lives in New York, where he enjoys the Opera, rock climbing, and attending geeky data science events.

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