This Research Methods and Data Science (RMDS) meetup group is devoted to make big data & AI useful, and to promote big data technologies. It is a meet-up group bringing together people from research methodology, data science, data professional services, AI and computing in the greater Los Angeles area.
The focus of the group is about utilizing big data & AI technologies to improve data analytics & research for social good, and to promote research methods and data science innovation. On a regular base, we run workshops on big data analytics that can be applied to model and visualize open data and other complicated big data sets. Also, we will organize special meetings to discuss special data science projects, as well as data science automation and augmentation.
This meetup is also a part of a global Research Methods and Data Science network at www.grmds.org .
On July 17 we had a very interesting topic of Newest development of city open data, thanks to our speaker Dr Jeanne Holm, and our sponsor WeEducation and New School of Cooking in Pasadena.
For our next event, let’s meet together in the Hameetman Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology and talk about Evolution of Machine Learning with Nick and Jorge from Big Squid. They will also include an exciting live demo in the presentation!
Nick is the Vice President of Product & Engineering at Big Squid, overseeing the development and execution of the firm's machine learning software platform. He has been in the analytics field for over 17 years, developing quantitative applications to enhance decision-making capabilities across a variety of fields. He has been with Big Squid since 2015, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, AB from Dartmouth College, and is a former member of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance.
Jorge Zuloaga is the Senior Director of Data Scientist in Big Squid. He earned his MS in mathematics from the University of Waterloo and PhD in computational physics from Rice. His work includes particle physics & quantum plasmonics. After academia, he focused on ML applications in healthcare.
Refreshments will be included!