Events in October!

Data Science / Data Science Lab / Data Science Community / Pascal Bugnion / Plotly / London / Meetup / Programming Languages / Data Strategy / Richard Sargeant

Transforming Large Organisations 3rd Oct Richard Sargeant, Director of Transformation at ASI Data Science and founding director of the Government Digital Service, will be hosting a fireside chat with current and past fellows about the work he's been doing in government and Google. Places are strictly limited so please message…

Q&A with ASI Alumna Fellow Lorna - From Mathematics to Data Science

Data Science / ASI / Fellowship / Fellows Network / Careers / London / Meetup / Programming Languages / Data science projects / Machine Learning / alumni / Data Science Community / Mathematics / PhD / Post-doc / Fellow / Opportunities / Tails

Lorna Brightmore, a recent Fellow on the latest ASI Data Science Fellowship in May 2016 reflects on her experience on the ASI Fellowship project with pet food business Tails. Lorna has since been continuing working in a full-time role with Tails as a Data Scientist complete with dogs in the…

How frustrating is your programming language?

Programming Languages / Scala / Coding / Developing / Open source software / Plotly / Java / Matplotlib / GitHub

The internet is rife with bad metrics for comparing programming languages. This blog post adds another dubious measure: how often developers swear in open source projects. This may serve as a proxy for how frustrated people get when developing in a particular language. First of all, credit where it's due:…

The right programming language for data science

Coding / Programming Languages / ASI / Fellowship / Applications / Data Science / Data Engineering / Scala / Pascal Bugnion / Python

At ASI Data Science, we run an eight week data science fellowship that takes the brightest PhDs and postdocs and trains them in data science. The fellows spend seven weeks working closely with a company as part of the fellowship. This is the story of one of the fellows, John.…

Q&A with ASI Alumnus Fellow Khurom - From Astrophysics to Data Science

Fellowship / Getting Started / Data Science / Programming Languages / Machine Learning / ASI / alumni / Careers

Meet Khurom Kiyani, one of our Fellows from our January 2016 ASI Fellowship, as he reflects on his experiences on taking part in the ASI programme. His ASI Fellowship project was partnered with JustEat, where he is now a Data Scientist in their team. Congratulations Khurom! Tell us about your…

Meet ASI Fellow, Sam Smith

Fellowship / Getting Started / Data Science / Programming Languages / ASI / alumni / Careers

From theoretical condensed matter Physics, to working with deep neural networks on his ASI Fellowship project with babylon health, Meet Sam, one of our Fellows from our January 2016 Fellowship, as he reflects on his experiences on taking part in the ASI programme. Tell us about your background, before you…

Data Science Approaches and Toolsets

Data Science / Programming Languages / Data Engineering / Neo4J / RBS / Lab49 / Finance

Our recent Meetup held at Lab49 in London on 3rd February focused on Data Science Approaches & Toolsets, and included some excellent talks from our speakers; Eugene Morozov from Lab49 and Stelios Gerogiannakis from RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), both industry experts in Data Science in the financial sector. Eugene…

Having Some Fun with Social Network Using Data Science

Applications / Programming Languages / R / Social Media

For the ALS bucket challenge enthusiasts, Kunal Kain has done a working example of how to mine youtube for the data. Apparently, the challenge is about 5 or 10 times bigger than other recent viral phenomena. Another nice article I came across is Rob Weir's analysis, illustrating some interesting ways…

Data Science Workflow + Data Wrangling

Data Engineering / Data Wrangling / Programming Languages / R / Social Media

A good grasp of the data science workflow is important. Philip Guo has given a nice overview of this, discussing different key stages. Here is another workflow from Sebastian Raschka for supervised machine learning model. However, as Ben Lorica also points out, data analysis is just one component of the…