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USF Seminar Series in Analytics

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The Analytics Program has been privileged to host exciting and informative speakers at our weekly seminars, which are open to the public. Past topics and speakers include:

Introduction to Portfolio Analysis & Management, Alfonso Portillo, Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Charles Schwab and a former VP at PIMCO

Loyalty Marketing – a Casino Gaming Perspective, Jonathan Lowenhar, Former Corporate Vice President of Loyalty Marketing at Harrah's, Co-founder and Former CEO of Trooval

Current Problems and Opportunities in IT for Big Data Experts, Xavier Quintuna, Big Data & Platform at France Telecom

Destruction, Disinvestment, and Death: Losses Following Environmental Disaster, Jesse Anttila-Hughes, Assistant Professor of Applied Econometrics, University of San Francisco's Department of Economics 

Analytics in Politics: The many ways numbers can shape a campaign, David Latterman, Principal of Fall Line Analytics, Political Analyst

Financial Crime Counter Measures with Maths, Graham Bailey, Senior Vice President Wells Fargo Bank, Corporate BSA Office, AML Detection and Data Analytics

The Analytics of Designing Software Products, Kevin Hale, Senior Product Manager at SurveyMonkey, Co-founder of Infinity Box Inc.

Using Big Data Analytics for Improving On-line Games, Andreas Vogel, VP Global Business Incubator at SAP

Using Visualization to Understand What Makes City Streets Successful, Eric Fischer, Artist in Residence at the Exploratorium after working for several years at Google


Does Statistics Still Have a Role in Big Data? Norm Matloff, Professor of Computer Science at UC Davis, Author, The Art of R Programming

Dude, Where's My Alpha? Steven Pav, Quantitative Strategist at Cerebellum Capital, LLC

Business Case for Machine Learning: Algorithms and Use CasesMichael Bowles, Instructor at Hacker Dojo, Co-founder of Biomatica

YouTube and the Role of a Data ScientistSundar Dorai-Raj, Senior Quantitative Analyst at Google

Data Science at 2 Billion Hits Per Day, Mike Brzustowicz, Data Scientist at Kontagent

The Art of the Data Mash-Up, Jed Kolko, Chief Economist and Head of Analytics at Trulia

Engaging Audiences with Data Visualization, Scott Murray, Assistant Professor of Design at the University of San Francisco

Logistic Regression vs Naive Bayes: Hierarchical Approaches to Risk Prediction, Brian Lucena, Interim SVP of Analytics at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation 

Platform Analytics at Twitter, Aaron Siegel, Managing a Platform Analytics Team at Twitter

The Data Side of Big Data: Crowdsourcing Content and Smart Systems, Shane Lewin, Managing a Data Science and Engineering Team at Netflix

Probability Paradoxes IRL, Alon Amit, Co-founder and VP of Product at Origami Logic, Former Product Manager at Google and Facebook, Former VP at Compugen 


Find more information and RSVP for future seminars at our Meetup page: