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Data Jujitsu – The Art of Turning Data into Product

Data is the rage these days, yet it is still a challenge to turn data into user facing products. Some key challenges include the difference in precision/recall ratios and optimal ways to display & navigate through data. What are the key challenges and pit falls to watch out for? Come and find out.

Dr. DJ Patil, Color
Previously he was the Chief Scientist and led the Analytics Teams at the LinkedIn Corporation. He was responsible for all analytics projects including reporting, web analytics, as well as products on the site that leverage LinkedIn’s unique data set. Some of these products include, People You May Know, Who’s Viewed My Profile, Talent Match, Skills, Career Explorer, and the other recommendation engines.

Previous to LinkedIn, Dr. Patil was a Distinguished Research Scientist and the Director for Strategy, Product, and Analytics of Corporate Architecture at eBay Inc. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego and a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland in the top ranked applied nonlinear dynamics and chaos group. In 2001, Dr. Patil joined the faculty of the University of Maryland where he helped start a major research initiative on numerical weather prediction.

As an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the Department of Defense, Dr. Patil directed new efforts to leverage social network analysis and the melding of computational and social sciences to anticipate emerging threats to the US. He also co-chaired a major review of US efforts to prevent bioweapons proliferation in Central Asia and co-founded the Iraqi Virtual Science Library (IVSL). In 2006 the Iraqi Ambassador to the US hailed the IVSL as one of the most important projects for education and helping Iraqi scientists, doctors, and engineers rebuild their country.
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