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Jun 27, 2019

Today we’re joined by Yunfan Gerry Zhang, a PhD student in the Department of Astrophysics at UC Berkely, and an affiliate of Berkeley’s SETI research center. In our conversation, we discuss: 

• Gerry's research on applying machine learning techniques to astrophysics and astronomy.

• His paper “Fast Radio Burst...


Jun 24, 2019

Today we’re joined by Laurence Watson, Co-Founder and CTO of Plentiful Energy and a former data scientist at Carbon Tracker. In our conversation, we discuss:

• Carbon Tracker's goals, and their report “Nowhere to hide: Using satellite imagery to estimate the utilisation of fossil fuel power plants”.

• How...


Jun 20, 2019

Today we’re joined by William Fehlman, director of data science at USAA. We caught up with William a while back to discuss:

  • His work on topic modeling, which USAA uses in various scenarios, including chat channels with members via mobile and desktop interfaces.
  • How their datasets are generated.
  • Explored methodologies...


Jun 18, 2019

Today we’re joined by Judy Gichoya an interventional radiology fellow at the Dotter Institute at Oregon Health and Science University. In our conversation, we discuss:

• Judy's research in “Phronesis of AI in Radiology: Superhuman meets Natural Stupidy,” reviewing the claims of “superhuman” AI performance in...


Jun 14, 2019

Today we’re joined by Karen Levy, assistant professor in the department of information science at Cornell University. Karen’s research focuses on how rules and technologies interact to regulate behavior, especially the legal, organizational, and social aspects of surveillance and monitoring. In our conversation we...