Past Meetup

Data Science: Big Data, Big Speakers

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Huckletree The Academy

42 Pearse Street · Dublin

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The venue is located downstairs in The Academy, which is opposite the Trinity College Science Gallery on Pearse Street

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The fifth Data Science Ireland Meetup will take place on Wednesday 4 July at Huckletree D2. We have more great speakers set to share with you their best insights in Data Analytics, Machine Learning and AI. This is also the chance for you to expand your networking opportunities by meeting like-minded individuals in the Irish Data Science community.


Jim Dowling ~ CEO at Logical Clocks

Jim is the lead architect of Hops Hadoop, the world's fastest and most scalable Hadoop distribution and only Hadoop platform with support for GPUs as a resource. Since Autumn 2017, they have been providing Tensorflow/Keras/PyTorch-as-a-Service to researchers/companies at, as part of the open-source Hops project.

In his talk "Hops: Python-First Scale Out Deep Learning," Jim will describe how they make the machine learning practitioner experience as close to the desktop data scientist experience, with a Python-First platform for writing machine-learning workflows on Big Data. He will also show how to debug applications using Tensorboard, and how to examine logs, monitor training and inferencing.

Stephen Redmond ~ Senior Manager, Big Data and AI Delivery Lead at Accenture

Stephen has over 20 years experience delivering data and analytics projects both in the public and private sector with extensive experience with advanced analytics, data visualisation, data modelling, architecture and project management. He also lectures part-time on data analytics at the National College of Ireland.

Data visualisation is enormously important in data science. From the humble histogram, to complex mutli-dimensional visualisations, all should be part of the data scientist’s arsenal. Stephen's talk is callled "Visual data discovery using bipartite graphs" and he will present some of his work on a method of displaying bipartite graph data that allows both the data scientist and the business user to discover relationships in their data.

Eric Risser ~ Founder and CTO at Artomatix

Artomatix is the global leader in using artificial intelligence to automate the art creation process. Artomatix uses Creative AI to help automate many of the mundane, tedious and repetitive tasks artists and designers face every day which in turn creates time for artists, by providing a suite of tools for a 10X faster, better workflow.

Eric will present his talk "A.I. Disrupting the Future of Content Creation for Games" at the Meetup. This talk introduces the academic theory and history behind Creative AI and delves into specific use cases and applications such as Texture Synthesis, Material Enhancement, Hybridization and Style Transfer.