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Q & A with Datascope Analytics!!

Please note, because we are co-hosting this event with McCormick this event is open to NU students, researchers, and alumni only

We are incredibly excited to host an interactive Q & A session with Dean Malmgren, Bo Peng, and Irmak Sirer from Datascope Analytics: a Chicago based analytics consulting and design startup co-founded by Dean, an NU grad!  We will be jamming about machine learning, its applications at Datascope, the analytics startup culture in Chicago, and anything else the group is interested in!  This will be a great oppurtunity for all of us to pick the brains of a bunch of super talented people who put machine learning to work in the real world every day. 

Below you can find bios for Dean, Bo, and Irmak.  Feel free to add any questions you would like addressed in the comments section below, or bring them with you to the event!

Dean Malmgren is a co-founder and data scientist at Datascope Analytics, a data-driven consulting and design firm in Chicago, where he has helped clients like P&G, Daegis, and Thomson Reuters use data to solve the right problem. When he’s not brainstorming data-driven concepts or writing code to analyze/visualize data, he enjoys DIY projects, cooking, playing sports (e.g., running, cycling, golf), reading, and a hearty dose of parenthood. Dean received a BS from the University of Michigan and a PhD from Northwestern University, has spoken at conferences like Strata, and published peer-reviewed research in journals like Nature, Science, and PNAS that have been featured in places like TIME, Wired, and US News & World Report.

Bo Peng is a Data Scientist at Datascope Analytics, where she has contributed to a variety of in-house apps such as Lunch? and Cheating Commish, in addition to projects for clients such as P&G, Thomson Reuters, and other well-known companies. She is passionate about exploring the root issues behind relevant problems, then using data to find solutions that ultimately improve the way people work and think.When not tweaking on code or thinking of creative ways to convey information, she enjoys strolling around the city, attending book club meetings, and making soupy gloops for dinner. Bo received a BS in mathematics with specialization in economics and a MS in statistics, both from The University of Chicago.

Irmak Sirer is a data scientist at Datascope Analytics. Before working at Datascope Analytics, he conducted and published academic research on a wide range of topics, including student choices in public schools, web browsing behavior of masses, global airline networks, species conservation in ecology, language topic models, DNA sequences for high gene expression, among others. Technically, Irmak is a Material Scientist (BS and MS, Sabanci University, Turkey), Chemical and Biological Engineer (MS and PhD, Northwestern University) and an Art Historian (Minor, Sabanci University). Practically, he believes in merging knowledge from different disciplines to solve business problems with innovative ways of using data. When he is not striving for this, he believes in movies, bourbon, and Elliott Smith.

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  • Jeremy W.

    FYI: interested in testing the analytics entrepreneurial waters at NU with Dean? He is be on the board of NUvention Analytics, a course offered this spring where you learn about how to build a startup in the Analytics space, and try to launch your own company with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and MBAs!

    See here for more info about NUvention Analytics here:

    http://fcei.northwestern.edu/curriculum/nuvention/analytics.html

    1 · January 28, 2014

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