How Data Science is Impacting Telecommunications Networks (with Chris Volinsky)
We'll be discussing the role data science plays in the modern telecommunications network landscape, how it helps a company that services over 140 million customers and what statistical and data scientific techniques Chris' team uses to work with such large amounts of data.
About Chris Volinsky
Chris Volinsky is Assistant Vice President for Big Data Research at AT&T Labs in Bedminster, N.J. Chris got his PhD in Statistics from the University of Washington in 1997. He joined AT&T in 1997 and became Director of the Statistics Research Department in 2004. His research at AT&T focuses on large scale data mining: recommender systems, social networks, statistical computation, and anomaly detection. In 2009, Chris was a member of the 7-person, 4-country team BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos that won the $1M Netflix Prize, an open competition for improving Netflix' online recommendation system. He enjoys using data to dig into interesting scientific problems and providing insight into the answers through data exploration, visualization, and statistical analysis.
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