Benjamin Bengfort

Benjamin Bengfort

Data Scientist and Pythonista

Washington, District Of Columbia

Areas of Expertise:

  • Python
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Hadoop
  • NLTK
  • Data Engineering
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
Benjamin Bengfort is a Data Scientist who lives inside the beltway but ignores politics (the normal business of DC) favoring technology instead. He is currently working to finish his PhD at the University of Maryland where he studies machine learning and distributed computing. His lab does have robots (though this field of study is not one he favors) and, much to his chagrin, they seem to constantly arm said robots with knives and tools; presumably to pursue culinary accolades. Having seen a robot attempt to slice a tomato, Benjamin prefers his own adventures in the kitchen where he specializes in fusion French and Guyanese cuisine as well as BBQ of all types. A professional programmer by trade, a Data Scientist by vocation, Benjamin's writing pursues a diverse range of subjects from Natural Language Processing, to Data Science with Python to analytics with Hadoop and Spark.

Applied Text Analysis with Python Applied Text Analysis with Python
by Benjamin Bengfort, Rebecca Bilbro, Tony Ojeda
December 2016
Ebook: $42.99

Data Analytics with Hadoop Data Analytics with Hadoop
by Benjamin Bengfort
June 2016
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $21.99

Hadoop Fundamentals for Data Scientists Hadoop Fundamentals for Data Scientists
by Benjamin Bengfort, Jenny Kim
January 2015
Video: $119.99

Webcast: Data Product Architectures
December 07, 2016
Benjamin Bengfort discusses the data product life-cycle and outlines the Lambda Architecture, demonstrating how to engage a model build, evaluation, and selection phase with an operation and interaction phase.