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Boston, MA /

December 2017 Meetup featuring Bryan Lewis

Acadian Asset Management LLC 260 Franklin Street , Boston, (map)

In December we welcome back our frequent speaker and R contributor Bryan Lewis.

Title: irlba past and future


The irlba package for estimating partial singular value decompositions is a

popular package (at least 1.5 million downloads according to cranlogs). Bryan

will discuss how it works and its use in applications like network analysis,

matrix completion, clustering, and more. He will cover recent improvements and

additions to the package including a new sparse/penalized PCA method, and

future directions including a possible Tensorflow implementation and why it

might be interesting to use with that.

Speaker: Bryan Lewis is a forager and mathematician. He hunts mushrooms and

works on data science problems related to telemetry from large distributed

computing systems with RStor in silicon valley.

Note that there is a limit of 70 attendees at this venue so please register early and also please update your status if you cannot attend.


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