2015 Talks & Videos


2015 Agenda - Day 1


8:00am - 8:50am

Breakfast & Open Registration

8:50am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks
Jared Lander of Lander Analytics & Jon Lehr of Work-Bench

9:00am - 9:20am

The Data Perspective
Mike Dewar, Data Scientist, The New York Times R&D Lab

9:25am - 9:45am

Dynamic Market Structure Discovery: Automated Detection with Machine Learning
Abhi Patel, Context Relevant

9:50am - 10:10am

Beyond the Information Noise
Michael Dobrovolsky, Lead Architect of Enterprise Big Data Solutions and Advanced Analytics Services, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

10:10am - 10:40am

Coffee & Networking

10:40am - 11:00am

Dashboarding with Shiny
Winston Chang, Software Engineer at RStudio

11:05am - 11:25am

Making R Go Faster and Bigger
Jared Lander, CEO of Lander Analytics

11:30am - 11:50am

Talk TBD
Shawn Simpson, Senior Data Scientist, Dow Jones

11:50am - 1:00pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00pm - 1:20pm

htmlwidgets
Bryan Lewis, Applied Mathematician, Paradigm4

1:25pm - 2:05pm

Banking Panel

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Creating and Consuming Web Services in R-land
Mike Malecki & Neal Richardson, Crunch.io

2:35pm - 2:55pm

Engagement & Reality
Chris Wiggins, Chief Data Scientist, The New York Times

3:00pm - 3:20pm

Talk TBD
Michael Kane, Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics), Yale

3:20pm - 3:50pm

Afternoon Break & Networking

3:50pm - 4:10pm

Reproducible Analysis in Production: Lessons from Etsy
Hilary Parker, Senior Data Analyst, Etsy

4:15pm - 4:35pm

Integration with the Vernacular
James Powell, Organizer, NYC Python

4:40pm - 5:00pm

Integrating R with Python in Enterprise Software
Darren Kaplan, CEO & Co-Founder, hiQ Labs

2015 Agenda - Day 2


8:30am - 9:00am

Breakfast

9:00am - 9:20am

Leveraging RHadoop in Analyzing Multiple Myeloma Patient Timelines
Saar Golde, Chief Data Scientist, Knowledgent

9:25am - 9:45am

David & Goliath: A Small Start Up Providing Data and Tools That Influence the Way Big Retailers Work
Karen Moon, Co-Founder & CEO of Trendalytics

9:50am - 10:10am

Storytelling with Data Visualizations
Vivian Peng, Transmedia Designer

10:10am - 10:40am

Coffee & Networking

10:40am - 11:00am

Reproducible Data Analysis with Revolution R Open
Joe Rickert, Data Scientist & Community Manager, Revolution Analytics

11:05am - 11:25am

No One Knows What It's Like to Be the Bad Man: The Development Process for the Caret Package
Max Kuhn, Pfizer R&D & Zachary Deane-Mayer, Cognius

11:30am - 11:50am

DataFrames: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
Wes McKinney, Software Engineer, Cloudera, author of pandas (python data analysis library)

11:50am - 1:00pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00pm - 1:20pm

R for Every Survey Analysis
Max Richman, Data Scientist

1:25pm - 2:05pm

But When You Call Me Bayesian, I Know I’m Not the Only One
Andrew Gelman, Director, Applied Statistics Center, Columbia University

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Interactive Ebola Plots in Shiny
Daniel Chen, Bioinformatics Researcher

2:35pm - 2:55pm

Talk TBD
Kaz Sakamoto & Kristina Pecorelli

3:00pm - 3:20pm

Talk TBD
Julie Yoo, Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder, Pymetrics

3:20pm - 3:50pm

Afternoon Break & Networking

3:50pm - 4:10pm

Software Architecture and Predictive Models
Harlan Harris, Director, Data Science, EAB

4:15pm - 4:35pm

Data Analysis with Julia & R
Stefan Karpinski, Co-Creater, Julia

4:40pm - 5:00pm

Alternative Data in Institutional Investing: Common Problems Solved with R
Gene Ekster, Director of Data Product Development, 1010Data

5:00pm - 5:10pm

Closing Remarks
Jared Lander

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Happy Hour at Rye House
11 West 17th Street between 5th and 6th Ave