Speaker "Lukas Biewald" Details Back



Data enrichment for Better Predictive Analytics 


Everyone knows that better data leads to better models and predictive analytics.  Data scientists spend most of their setting up their data. In this session, Lukas will discuss the state of the art tools to improve data quality and give some real world case studies about how companies drastically enhanced their models by improving the input data.  He will also talk about active learning and other techniques to intelligently collect training data.


LUKAS BIEWALD Lukas Biewald is the founder and CEO of CrowdFlower. Founded in 2009, CrowdFlower is a data enrichment platform that taps into an on-demand to workforce to help companies collect, clean and label data to make it more useful. Following his graduation from Stanford University with a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Computer Science, Lukas led the Search Relevance Team for Yahoo! Japan. He then worked as a senior data scientist on the Ranking and Management Team at Powerset, Inc., acquired by Microsoft in 2008. Recently, Lukas won the Netexplorateur Award for GiveWork - a collaboration with Samasource that brings digital work to refugees worldwide. Lukas is also an expert level Go player. Twitter Handle: @l2k