Adversarial Learning for Good: My Talk at #34c3 on Deep Learning Blindspots

Posted on Thu 28 December 2017 in conferences

When I first was introduced to the idea of adversarial learning for security purposes by Clarence Chio's 2016 DEF CON talk and his related open-source library deep-pwning, I immediately started wondering about applications of the field to both make robust and well-tested models, but also as a preventative measure against …

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Towards Interpretable Reliable Models

Posted on Sun 29 October 2017 in conferences

I presented a keynote at PyData Warsaw on moving toward interpretable reliable models. The talk was inspired by some of the work I admire in the field as well as a fear that if we do not address interpretable models as a community, we will be factors in our own …

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GDPR & You: My Talk at Cloudera Sessions München

Posted on Wed 11 October 2017 in conferences

Unless you have been avoiding all news, you have likely heard of the coming changes in European privacy regulations which go into effect in May 2018. The changes are covered under the General Data Privacy Regulation Directive, whose final text was made available in May 2016.

I presented a talk …

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Algorithmic Art and "Künstliche Kunst"

Posted on Sat 07 October 2017 in conferences

I was invited to give a talk at 404 Dublin, a really cool conference joining community groups w/ tech folks and art installations. When thinking of what topics might be of interest to the audience, I selfishly went to one of my (side) passions.. following artists who are doing amazing …

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if Ethics is not None

Posted on Fri 14 July 2017 in conferences

This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure of giving a keynote at EuroPython 2017. I covered a historical view of ethics in computing. The slides are shared here, but it was also recorded so I will post a video when it is available. (Updated: video added!)

In addition, a series …

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PyData Amsterdam Keynote on Ethical Machine Learning

Posted on Fri 07 April 2017 in conferences

I was kindly asked by the PyData Amsterdam organizers to keynote the conference. As a passionate fan of ethical machine learning and the great research being done by data scientists and academics around the world -- I am very enthused to present the topic to the conference.

My slides are currently …

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Ten Tips for First-Time Conference Speakers

Posted on Sat 11 February 2017 in conferences

The saddest moment for me at conferences is when I'm in the middle of an interesting conversation with a bright person and I ask her when her talk is and she says, "Who me?"

The number of folks I speak with every year at conferences who have amazing stories to …

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DAGs & Dask: How and When to Accelerate your Data Analysis

Posted on Sat 29 October 2016 in conferences

I gave a talk about Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs) and Dask at PyConCZ 2016. It was super fun and I had a great time at the conference. If you want to read my slides below, here they are! There will be videos available later, so I'll post the link / video …

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Introduction to Data Wrangling @ PyConCZ

Posted on Sat 29 October 2016 in conferences

PyConCZ 2016 was such a fun conference! First off, it was the first time I got to see Jackie Kazil since we started writing our O'Reilly book Data Wrangling with Python together, HOORAYYYY!

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Automating your Data Cleanup with Python

Posted on Sat 17 September 2016 in conferences

I gave a talk at PyCon UK 2016 on automating your data cleanup with Python. I want to again thank the organizers for having me and thank the folks who attended. If you have any questions or are interested in talking about data cleaning problems, feel free to reach out …

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