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Datacast

63 EpisodesProduced by James LeWebsite

Datacast follows the narrative journey of data practitioners and researchers to unpack the career lessons they learned along the way. James Le hosts the show.

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Episode 63: Real-World Transfer Learning with Azin Asgarian

May 6th, 2021

1:06:00
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Episode 62: Leading Organizations Through Analytics Transformations with Gordon Wong

April 28th, 2021

1:15:09
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  • (02:09) Gordon briefly talked about his undergraduate studying Psychology and Philosophy at Rutgers University in the early 90s.
  • (03:24) …

Episode 61: Meta Reinforcement Learning with Louis Kirsch

April 18th, 2021

1:01:04
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  • (2:05) Louis went over his childhood as a self-taught programmer and his early days in school as a freelance developer.
  • (4:22) Louis …

Episode 60: Algorithms and Data Structures for Massive Datasets with Dzejla Medjedovic

April 5th, 2021

1:11:25
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Episode 59: Bridging The Gap Between Data and Models with Willem Pienaar

March 24th, 2021

48:57
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  • (1:45) Willem discussed his undergraduate degree in Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University in the early 2010s.
  • (2:34) Willem …

Episode 58: Deep Learning Meets Distributed Systems with Jim Dowling

March 19th, 2021

1:19:15
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  • (1:56) Jim went over his education at Trinity College Dublin in the late 90s/early 2000s, where he got early exposure to academic research …

Episode 57: Building Data Science Projects with Pier Paolo-Ippolito

March 6th, 2021

54:59

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Episode 56: Apprehending Quantum Computation with Alba Cervera-Lierta

February 21st, 2021

1:17:26

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  • (1:55) Alba shared her background growing up interested in studying Physics and pivoting into quantum mechanics.
  • (3:33) Alba went over her …

Episode 55: Making Apache Spark Developer-Friendly and Cost-Effective with Jean-Yves Stephan

February 11th, 2021

52:02
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  • (2:07) JY discussed his college time studying Computer Science and Applied Math at Ecole Polytechnique — a leading French institute in …

Episode 53: Algorithms and Data Structures In Action with Marcello La Rocca

January 25th, 2021

1:02:49
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  • (2:09) Marcello described his academic experience getting a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Universita di Catania in the early …

Episode 52: Graph Databases In Action with Dave Bechberger

January 17th, 2021

1:01:58
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Episode 51: Research and Tooling for Computer Vision Systems with Jason Corso

January 8th, 2021

1:20:33

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  • (2:13) Jason went over his experience studying Computer Science at Loyola College in Baltimore for undergraduate, where he got an early …

Episode 50: Reducing Data Downtime with Barr Moses

December 25th, 2020

54:10

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  • (2:23) Barr discussed growing up in Israel and serving as a commander of the Data Analytics unit at the Israeli Air Force.
  • (4:10) Barr …

Episode 49: Computational Neuroscience, Quantitative Finance, and Churn Prediction with Carl Gold

December 14th, 2020

1:08:37
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Episode 48: AI Ethics, Open Data, and Recommendations Fairness with Jessie Smith

November 27th, 2020

57:46

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Episode 47: Math and Machine Learning In Pedestrian Terms with Luis Serrano

November 9th, 2020

51:25

 Show Notes

  • (2:12) Luis shared how he got excited about learning mathematics and specialized in combinatorics.
  • (4:26) Luis discussed his experience …

Episode 46: From Building Recommendation Systems To Teaching Online Courses with Frank Kane

October 29th, 2020

47:46

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Episode 45: Teaching Artificial Intelligence with Amita Kapoor

October 21st, 2020

56:34

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  • (2:02) Amita described her educational background, studying Electronics at universities back in the 90s. She also professed her love for

Episode 44: Computer Systems, Machine Learning Security Research, and Women in Tech with Shreya Shankar

October 12th, 2020

1:04:53

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Episode 43: From Economics and Operations Management to Data Science with Francesca Lazzeri

September 28th, 2020

1:25:18

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  • (2:37) Francesca discussed her educational background in Italy, studying Economics and Institutional Studies at LUISS Guido Carli University

Episode 42: Privacy-Preserving Natural Language Processing with Patricia Thaine

September 11th, 2020

55:11

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  • (2:55) Patricia talked about his interest in learning languages and living in different cultures.
  • (4:05) Patricia talked about her …

Episode 41: Effective Data Science with Eugene Yan

September 3rd, 2020

1:34:55

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Episode 40: Biological Aging, Probabilistic Programming, and Private Machine Learning with Matthew McAteer

August 22nd, 2020

1:17:55

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  • (2:22) Matthew shared his childhood growing up interested in the field of biology.
  • (5:29) Matthew described his undergraduate experience …

Episode 39: Serverless Machine Learning In Action with Carl Osipov

August 7th, 2020

1:29:11

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  • (2:22) Carl talked about his early exposure to programming and his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Rochester in …

Episode 38: Designing For Analytics with Brian O'Neill

July 27th, 2020

1:15:29

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  • (2:40) Brian discussed his career as a musician and his mission as a consultant to bring design principles into the analytics world.
  • (5:25) …

Episode 37: Machine Learning In Production with Luigi Patruno

July 20th, 2020

1:42:14

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  • (2:19) Luigi got his Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Master’s in Computer Science from Fordham University, with a break working as a Data …

Episode 36: Machine Learning Bookcamp with Alexey Grigorev

July 3rd, 2020

1:05:37

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  • (2:00) Alexey studied Information Systems and Technologies from a local university in his hometown in eastern Russia.
  • (4:54) Alexey …

Episode 35: Data Science For Food Discovery with Ankit Jain

June 20th, 2020

44:50

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Episode 34: Deep Learning Generalization, Representation, and Abstraction with Ari Morcos

June 14th, 2020

1:37:03

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  • (2:32) Ari discussed his undergraduate studying Physiology and Neuroscience at UC San Diego, while doing neuroscience research on adult …

Episode 33: Domain Randomization in Robotics with Josh Tobin

June 3rd, 2020

53:47

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  • (2:02) Josh studied Mathematics at Columbia University during his undergraduate and explained why he was not set out for a career as a …

Episode 32: Economics, Data For Good and AI Research with Sara Hooker

May 21st, 2020

1:33:38

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  • (2:20) Sara shared her childhood growing up in Africa.
  • (4:05) Sara talked about her undergraduate experience at Carleton College studying …

Episode 31: From Quantum Computing to Epidemic Modeling with Colleen Farrelly

April 18th, 2020

1:07:40

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  • (1:58) Colleen gave a brief overview of her professional background and her path to data science.
  • (3:27) Colleen explained how her …

Episode 30: Data Science Evangelism with Parul Pandey

March 27th, 2020

1:14:49

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Episode 29: From Bioinformatics to Natural Language Processing with Leonard Apeltsin

March 13th, 2020

1:17:40

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  • (2:18) Leonard discussed his undergraduate experience at Carnegie Mellon - where he studied Biology and Computer Science.
  • (5:10) …

Episode 28: Excelling in Data Analytics with Vincent Tatan

March 1st, 2020

58:11

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Episode 27: Feature Engineering with Ben Fowler

January 24th, 2020

1:00:50

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Episode 26: From Cognitive Neuroscience To Reinforcement Learning with Arthur Juliani

January 8th, 2020

50:28

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Episode 25: Algorithmic Trading with Alexandr Honchar

December 22nd, 2019

56:26

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Episode 24: From Actuarial Science to Machine Learning with Mael Fabien

December 9th, 2019

1:11:43

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  • (2:08) Mael recalled his experience getting a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from HEC Lausanne in Switzerland.
  • (4:47) Mael …

Episode 23: Machine Learning for Finance with Jannes Klaas

December 3rd, 2019

42:45

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Episode 22: Leading Self-Driving Cars Projects with Jan Zawadzki

November 20th, 2019

1:12:48

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  • (2:15) Jan discussed his undergraduate experience studying Business Administration and Economics from Goshen College in Indiana.
  • (3:48) Jan …

Episode 21: How To Be A Data Science Writer with Admond Lee

October 30th, 2019

1:19:33

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Episode 20: Managing Data Scientists with Sunanda Parthasarathy

September 26th, 2019

47:21

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Episode 19: Data Science in South Africa with Tristan Bergh

August 13th, 2019

1:14:25

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  • (2:35) Tristan talked about his undergraduate experience studying Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in South …

Episode 18: NLP at Crisis Text Line with Ankit Gupta

July 25th, 2019

50:25

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Episode 17: Computer Vision Research with Genevieve Patterson

July 16th, 2019

53:18

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  • (2:09) Genevieve discussed her undergraduate experience studying Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Arizona.

Episode 16: Bayesian Probabilistic Programming with Peadar Coyle

July 6th, 2019

44:09

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  • (2:02) Peadar discussed his undergraduate experience studying Physics and Philosophy at the University of Bristol.
  • (3:05) Peadar then …

Episode 14: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome with Conor Dewey

June 2nd, 2019

56:48

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Episode 13: Transition from Academia to Data Science with Martina Pugliese

April 30th, 2019

1:12:27

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Episode 12: Data Science in Consulting with Jim Leach

March 18th, 2019

56:50

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Episode 11: Psychology and Neuroscience in Data Science with Francisco Javier Carrera Arias

March 6th, 2019

48:50

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Episode 10: Linguist turned Data Scientist with Matthias Raess

February 22nd, 2019

1:02:29

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  • (2:22) Matthias recalled his experience getting a Master’s Degree in English, History, and Political Science from the University of …

Episode 9: Diving Into Data Engineering with Mark Sellors

February 1st, 2019

1:07:46

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  • (2:05) Mark revisited his brief stint during college back in the 90s.
  • (3:38) Mark’s first job as a Business Consultant at Dixon Stores …

Episode 8: From Underwater Communication to Data Science with Chintan Shah

January 25th, 2019

49:48

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Episode 7: Building Open-Source R packages with Thomas Lin Pedersen

January 11th, 2019

58:01

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  • (2:16) Thomas talked about the study of Food Science and Technology in which he focused on microbiology.
  • (3:15) Thomas stressed the …

Episode 6: Data Science in the Travel Industry with Ewan Nicolson

December 16th, 2018

57:21

Show Notes:

  • (2:00) Ewan recalled his undergraduate days at the University of Edinburgh studying Physics.
  • (2:43) Ewan talked about his first job out …

Episode 5: Applied Statistics in Data Science with Christopher Peters

October 28th, 2018

49:02

Show Notes:

  • (2:05) Chris recalled his Econometrics and Quantitative Economics study during his undergraduate days.
  • (4:14) Chris talked about his …

Episode 4: AI in Retail with Saurabh Bhatnagar

October 8th, 2018

44:06

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  • (3:20) Saurabh recalled his college experience.
  • (4:25) Saurabh talked about his first role out of school as a software engineer …

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

September 16th, 2018

53:34

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  • (3:08) Leni explains how studying Theatre Critics in college help her develop analytical thinking.
  • (4:00) Leni briefly her first job out …

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

September 8th, 2018

58:25

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  • (1:58) Deep gives a brief background of his career.
  • (3:42) Deep explains the discipline of civil engineering.
  • (4:24) Deep talks about …

Episode 1: Molecular Biologist turned Data Scientist with Jonathan Leslie

August 20th, 2018

53:31

Show Notes:

  • (2:10) Jon reflects on his academic career and explained why he pursued an advanced degree in Biology. He also went over his post-doc …
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