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Creating Smart Cities with Data Science

May 3, 2021
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Amen Ra Mashariki deep dives into the state of data literacy in government agencies, the use cases he worked on to make the City of New York smarter, and more!

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About Amen Ra Mashariki

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Amen Ra Mashariki is a Principal Scientist at Nvidia and is the Global Director of the Data Lab of the World Resources Institute. Previously, Amen was the head of machine learning or Urbint and served as adjunct faculty at NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress. Amen also served as a fellow at the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. He was also the head of Urban Analytics at Esri and was Chief Analytics Officer for the city of New York and the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics. In 2012, Amen was one of the 11 individuals appointed by President Obama to the 2012-2013 Class of White House Fellows.

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Meet our host
Adel Nehme

Adel is a Data Science educator, speaker, and Evangelist at DataCamp where he has released various courses and live training on data analysis, machine learning, and data engineering. He is passionate about spreading data skills and data literacy throughout organizations and the intersection of technology and society. He has an MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics. In his free time, you can find him hanging out with his cat Louis.


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