College of Science

SEMINAR: Dave Spiegel [Stitch-Fix]

SEMINAR: Dave Spiegel [Stitch-Fix]

Jun 2, 2016 11:00 AM to Jun 2, 2016 12:00 PM at Building 8, Room 241

Speaker: Dr. David Spiegel
Company: Stitch Fix

Title:
From Exo-Worlds to Activity Recognition to Clothing Personalization

Abstract:
A (first) career studying exoplanets turns out to be great preparation for a (second) career in data science. I'll describe how I went from an astrophysicist studying planets around other stars to working at a startup where we were building a health and fitness tracking device, to now working at Stitch Fix, a personalization clothing company that's rethinking how retail can and should work. I'll describe some of the machine-learning and data science challenges that I've worked on at these various stops. In particular: how can we use data to learn what exoplanet atmospheres are made of? How can infer what people are doing and how their bodies are behaving from noninvasive monitoring of physiological data? And how can we draw robust inferences about the health of a business without fooling ourselves with narrative fallacies?

David Spiegel's LinkedIn Page

10:50 a.m. Refreshments
11:00 a.m. Seminar
Building 8 - Room 241
For further information, please call 909-869-4014.