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Shape and Meaning: An Introduction to Topological Data Analysis

At Big Data Expo, Anthony Bak will describe the core algorithm used in TDA and show how it forms a unifying framework

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In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Anthony Bak, Senior Data Scientist and Mathematician at Ayasdi, will discuss how Ayasdi uses Topological Data Analysis to solve complex problems for companies, foundations and academics. He will start with an overview of the core algorithm used in TDA and describe how it forms a unifying framework for many machine learning and data analysis tasks. He will demonstrate how Ayasdi turns this idea into a product with uses cases and a live demonstration of the software.

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Speaker Bio:
Anthony Bak is a Senior Data Scientist and Mathematician at Ayasdi, a data analytics startup based in Palo Alto, CA. Prior to Ayasdi, Anthony was a post doc at Stanford University where worked with Ayasdi co-founder Gunnar Carlsson on new methods and applications of Topological Data Analysis.

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