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Applied Data Science and Machine Learning with Python Instructors

Dr. Sam Franklin

Dr. Sam Franklin

Sam is Head of Decision Sciences at 360i, where he leads a team of talented data scientists who believe the only thing more fun than data is Big Data. Sam spent three years at Google as a Principal Analytical Lead for the retail sector, and he conducted fiscal policy research for the U.S. Treasury Department as a Presidential Management Fellow. Dr. Franklin earned an MA, MPhil, and PhD from Columbia University, where he specialized in behavioral finance research. Sam is an active member of several charity boards.

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Dr. Mahmoud Ghavi

Dr. Mahmoud Ghavi

Dr. Ghavi is an accomplished scientist, educator and corporate executive with extensive experience and proven leadership in the fields of information technology, data management, data analytics, and healthcare informatics. As Chair and Chief Academic Officer of Consort Institute, he is responsible for the development and successful delivery of intensive educational courses focused on big data analytics, business intelligence, big data management, healthcare informatics, and information technology.

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Dr. Robert Joseph

Dr. Robert Joseph

Robert received an MS and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon in Computer Science, as well as a BS and MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering. He has developed state-of-the-art technology for companies including AT&T Bell Laboratories, US West and more. As a University adult instructor for 10+ years, he has taught 3,000+ students in Computer Science and Mathematics. Currently, as a Data Scientist and Supply Chain Director, he is utilizing the latest technology to create business results.

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Dr. Brad Kossmann

Dr. Brad Kossmann

Brad currently leads the Data Science practice at Softcrylic, building advanced predictive models to help guide and automate analysis and decision making in marketing. Previously, Brad was a Manager of Data Science at 360i, where he developed forecasting and optimization workflows, as well as machine learning models in natural language processing. Brad has a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry, with a focus on computational methodologies for the simulation and analysis of biomolecular complexes.

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Dr. Sridhar Palle

Dr. Sridhar Palle

Dr. Palle is a computational scientist with expertise in high performance Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computer Aided Engineering applications. Dr. Palle is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Palle holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mississippi. Dr. Palle is also the recipient of "Outstanding Research and Excellence" award at NGC, Jackson State University.

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Dr. Flavio  Villanustre

Dr. Flavio Villanustre

Flavio Villanustre is Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Security Officer for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a global organization providing big data/analytical solutions to help customers better manage risk and improve outcomes. In this role, Mr. Villanustre has been responsible for global Information Security for this organization for 10+ years. He also leads the open source HPCC Systems Big Data platform initiative. Previously, Mr. Villanustre was an MD and a neurosurgeon.

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