ODSC Europe 2018 - Conference Meetup (Free)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 18:00
London Data Science #ODSC

ODSC is very happy to announce our Free Conference Meetup!

We want to invite you to join on Sep 20th, during the second day of ODSC Europe.

We will feature two 45 minutes talks including:

Dr. Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Founder & CEO, Cambridge Spark

Violeta Misheva, PhD, Data Scientist at ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Full Agenda:

Session 1 - Making Sense of Big Data File Formats Using Parquet

Dr. Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Founder & CEO, Cambridge Spark

Raoul holds a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University and was nominated an Oracle Java Champion for his contributions to the community. He is an international speaker and best-selling book author. He has advised and worked for several organizations on large-scale software engineering projects including at Google, Oracle, eBay and Goldman Sachs.

In this session, you will learn about popular file formats suitable for big data systems with a focus on Parquet. Through live coded examples in Python, you will learn the good, the bad, the ugly, and how you can make use of Parquet in practice.

Session 2 - Machine learning in healthcare: An example from a banking hackathon

Violeta Misheva, PhD, Data Scientist at ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Violeta has been working as a data scientist in the Data Innovation and Analytics department in ABN AMRO bank in Amsterdam. She works on projects applying latest machine learning and advanced analytics. She also worked for 1.5 years as a data science consultant in Accenture. She is a PhD, which she obtained from Erasmus University, Rotterdam in the area of Applied Micro-econometrics. In her PhD research she used data to investigate the causal effect of negative experiences on human capital, education, problematic behavior and crime commitment.

Session Abstract:
This session starts with overview of the progress of machine learning in the health care comain. Then in continues with a hackathon case. For the first time last year, ABN AMRO bank organised the Beyond Banking during which the bank opened a number of its APIs. Violeta participated with a team of her colleagues and they worked on data from patients diagnosed with a rare type of leukaemia. The goal was to detect if there was something in the gene mapping of patients which could tell researchers and healthcare professionals how the patient will react to the treatment

Room Bouzy

Hotel Novotel London West