Data Science From The Trenches

Please join us in November at a our latest venue, Loyola University, for a talk on what it is like to have Data Science as a profession. Data scientists Stephanie, Brian, and Armen, will discuss approaches taken, examples of past work, and the perspective of Data Science as a team sport.

6:30 PM -- Networking & Food from Green Turtle Columbia

7:00 PM -- Greetings

7:05 PM -- Data Science From The Trenches -- Stephanie Rivera, Brian Keller, and Armen Kherlopian

8:00 PM -- Post Event Drinks at Green Turtle Columbia


Loyola Columbia Grad Center 210/230

8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD


The speakers, Stephanie Rivera, Brian Keller, and Armen Kherlopian, are Data Scientists at Booz Allen Hamilton and work in a number of markets. Their work includes performing data science in defense, health, finance and cyber security. All three are coauthors of a short book in press called The Field Guide to Data Science. The speakers are also involved in a number of Data Science community events and Data Science development efforts. Stephanie's degrees are in Mathematics with focuses on ecological modeling, graph theory, and machine learning. Brian's degrees are in Systems and Industrial Engineering with a focus in optimization, statistics, and machine learning. Armen's degrees are in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics with focuses on high performance computing, visualization, and mathematical modeling.


Right across the street!

Green Turtle Columbia

8872 McGaw Road

Columbia, MD 21045

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  • Matt R.

    I loved learning about how similar records can be grouped more accurately by computers than by humans. It fits in with my current cloud computing role.

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • Chris P.

    Really enjoyed the information at the meeting. It was very accessible. It would be nice to see some sample code. Thanks for the shirt.

    2 · November 21, 2013

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    November 21, 2013

  • Aaron C.

    Great job!

    November 21, 2013

  • Karri

    Awesome. Very informative.

    November 21, 2013

  • Dan

    An excellent set of talks and an enjoyable over view of data science topics. Also, an especially good look into time time series challenges with respect to data science :)
    Jaon , Matt : Thanks for setting that up!

    November 21, 2013

  • Ryan B. H.

    Last minute change of plans. Won't make it tonight. Would love to see slides/materials or even video if available.

    November 20, 2013

    • Jason B.

      We will have stuff posted soon...

      November 21, 2013

  • Rod

    Interesting topic

    November 21, 2013

  • Qishen H.

    Newbie here. How to park my car? Thanks!

    November 20, 2013

  • Marvin

    I plan to attend

    November 19, 2013

  • Marvin

    I plan to attend

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Steven M.

    Looking forward to this. If you can't make it to the meetup, check out the field guide:

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it after all! :( Go get 'em, BAH team! :)

    November 18, 2013

  • Brian R.

    Sorry, next time!

    November 18, 2013

  • Jen L.

    :( Sad that I can't make this.

    November 17, 2013

  • Matt R.

    Found a cloud computing job (officially a Software Engineer)

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Lewis B.

    Glad to sponsor this event by providing the venue. Check out our Computer Science and Software Engineering graduate programs at - click Graduate. Note our Software Engineering program for leadership in software development.

    November 1, 2013

  • dharmendra

    Interested to hear on data science, big data analytics

    October 28, 2013

  • Chris P.

    Data Science, its the new black!

    October 24, 2013

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