Abstract of the Talk: This talk is more of a practitioner’s guide to Data Science and shows different facets of this complex, and sometimes mysterious, field. Some of the main components of this talk include an understanding of Data Science, skills needed to excel in it and its applications in different domains. The talk concludes by explaining the future direction of Data Science and its potential opportunities.
About the Speaker: Zeehasham Rasheed is a Data Scientist at Mapquest – AOL. Also as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, Virginia USA, he is currently teaching graduate as well as undergraduate courses in the Computer Science (CS) Department and Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Department. Zeehasham holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from George Mason University. His research interests include Large-scale Data Mining and Machine Learning with an emphasis on developing algorithms for classification, clustering, similarity search and statistical analysis in various domains. He works with cross departmental teams to define metrics, guidelines and strategies for effective use of computer algorithms and data. He strongly believes that we can make this world a better place with the help of Data Science.