With great data comes great responsibility

The world seems to be full of great data and as a data scientist, engineer, and researcher, I am in awe of what humankind has accomplished in the data science field. Despite all that we have accomplished, as a human being I started to ask, “are we doing great things with all this great data?” So I set myself on a new and exciting path, looking for ways to give back while still doing what Read more…

Happy Reading with Goodreads: Naïve Bayes Classification and Feature Selection

For this blog post, I’m focusing on a friend’s Goodreads data. Goodreads is a social media and rating platform for books. I love fantasy novels and enjoy talking about them with other people even more. I used this user’s data because she has been using the Goodreads platform longer than me (but I’m aiming to catch up!). The Data and Data Cleaning: Goodreads allows users easy access to all their data. Hooray! I loaded the Read more…

Data Behind Beer #1: Does he have a type (of beer)?

My husband and I love craft beer. We enjoy searching for rare and yummy beers, making our own home-brews, discussing the different flavors, and most importantly, drinking craft beers! This blog post is the first of a series where I explore different aspects of that passion. The Data: The dataset is the records from my Colin’s Untappd account. He has graciously volunteered to let me use his data here… thank you hubby! Untappd is a craft Read more…