(Im)practical Data Analytics with Bradley Voytek, UBER/UCB

Nominated one of Forbes' "Edge Thinkers" in 2011, Bradley Voytek will present how using skills and tools he learned from his "startup sabbatical" with Uber, Bradley will show how the Silicon Valley "data-driven way" has influenced his neuroscience research, and how his time with Uber has influenced his neuroscientific research.

Meet Bradley Voytek:

Brad is the Data Evangelist for the on demand car service, Uber, Inc., and is an NIH-funded neuroscientist studying the role of the prefrontal cortex in cognition and network communication. In his research he uses data, lesion experiments, human intracranial recordings, brain-stimulation, brain-computer interfacing, and whatever other tools he can get his hands on. He co-created the meta-analytic neuroscience research aggregation tool and hypothesis generation site http://brainSCANr.com with his wife Jessica Bolger Voytek. Brad is an avid science teacher and outreach advocate, is the world's zombie brain expert (seriously), and was named one of Forbes' "Edge Thinkers" in 2011. He’s spoken at events ranging from elementary schools to venues such as TEDx, Strata, @GoogleTalks, Ignite, TED-Ed, and SciFoo. His research has been featured in The Washington Post, Wired, and The New York Times and his public science writing has appeared in The Guardian, Newsweek, Forbes, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

Make sure to come early to network & mingle with an amazing crowd of data bees!


6.30 to 7.00pm: Pre-party! (registration, light food & beverages)

7.10 to 8.00pm: (Im)pratical Data Analytics by Bradley Voytek

8.00 to 8.15pm: Q&A session

8.15 to 8.45pm: Networking session with drinks

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  • KC Leung

    Hi Data Bees here is the video link from tonight's presentation with Bradley Voytek, enjoy !


    1 · February 20, 2013

    • Pashu Pathina

      Thank you KC for your wonderful contribution, we were so lucky to have you last night despite your busy schedule!

      1 · February 21, 2013

    • KC Leung

      It was an honor to attend last night's awesome HiveData event ! Thank you, you are very kind !

      February 21, 2013

  • Catina Merlin

    Most excellent presentation on evolving Big Data applications potential

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Patrick Consorti

    big data challenges in e-commerce? Need input.

    1 · February 19, 2013

    • Pashu Pathina

      it's coming very soon Patrick, would love you input too, let's talk!

      February 21, 2013

    • Venkat Mavram

      Patrick - Lets connect at the next meetup and I am exploring the same.

      1 · February 21, 2013

  • Venkat Mavram

    Thoroughly enjoyed the session. Thanks to the organizers for inviting such great speakers. Looking forward for the next session.

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Var

    Any plans to record this event?

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • yunliu

    Awesome meetup and presentation. Best of all meetups! Huge thanks to 'the Hive' for putting together this wonderful session. I am lucky to have the chance to learn the innovative ways of using data.

    2 · February 21, 2013

    • T. M. Ravi

      Thank you for your kind comments and looking forward to seeing you at our next event.

      February 21, 2013

  • Diego

    Great presentation... great insights, good energy and entertaining... learned what I could about Neuroscience (that was not expected but great!).

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Vas Bhandarkar

    Whoever signed him up to be a speaker should be given a medal too! Great talk, keen insights. But how does the Common Company hire talent like this. Its uncommon. And thanks to Microsoft for hosting...

    2 · February 21, 2013

  • Danielle Jett

    One of the best talks I have been to in a long time. Bradley Voytek is brilliant and a gifted speaker. I hope he inspires more academics to take an entrepreneurial sabbatical.

    5 · February 21, 2013

  • KC Leung

    Here is the link to the photos from this event tonight, enjoy !


    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Angela Hey

    Terrific speaker - great ideas

    3 · February 20, 2013

  • KC Leung

    Awesome presenter !

    3 · February 20, 2013

  • Sachin Naik

    Best talk of 2013. Any takers ?

    2 · February 20, 2013

  • Chandra Venkatraman

    Impressive attendees; good talk. Met old colleagues and make some wonderful new contacts.

    2 · February 20, 2013

  • sebastian ortiz

    something came up

    February 19, 2013

  • Gail Ferreira

    This sounds groovy :)

    3 · February 18, 2013

  • Vas Bhandarkar

    Looking forward to it.

    2 · February 18, 2013

  • Diego

    Lookin forward to this event

    2 · February 17, 2013

  • Krista Thomas

    Cannot make it to this one, but will be at the next.

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • John Costella

    Apologies - out of country

    1 · February 7, 2013

  • Alps

    I m just hitting 'yes' so that I can keep getting updates. Will not b able to make it. So pls do not hold spot for me. Thanks.

    1 · February 7, 2013

  • Venkat Mavram

    Looking foward for the meetup session

    2 · February 7, 2013

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