Benjamin Bengfort

Benjamin Bengfort

Data science systems expert

Washington, District Of Columbia

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Biography

Benjamin Bengfort is a Data Scientist who lives inside the beltway but ignores politics (the normal business of DC) favoring technology instead. He completed his PhD at the University of Maryland where he studied distributed systems and machine learning. 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.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Python
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Systems
  • Hadoop
  • Spark
  • Go
  • Data Engineering
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming

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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.