Manifest, the Current Content Marketing Agency of the Year, Adds David Brown as Executive Chairman

David Brown has joined Manifest as Executive Chairman, effective January 1.  Manifest was recently named the 2019 Content Marketing Agency of the Year by the Content Marketing Institute. In this new position, Brown will oversee all aspects of Manifest, with a focus on continuing growth throughout North America.

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What it means to be data-driven in the media industry

O’Reilly Media Podcast: David Hsieh, of Qubole, in conversation with John Slocum, of MediaMath.In a recent episode of the O’Reilly Media Podcast, David Hsieh, senior vice president of marketing at Qubole, sat down with John Slocum, vice president of MediaMath’s data management platform (DMP), to discuss DataOps in the media industry.

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Discussion of “Fast Approximate Inference for Arbitrarily Large Semiparametric Regression Models via Message Passing”

This article is written with much help by David Blei. It is extracted from a discussion paper on “Fast Approximate Inference for Arbitrarily Large Semiparametric Regression Models via Message Passing”. [link]
We commend Wand (2016) for an excellent description of
message passing (mp) and for developing it to infer large semiparametric
regression models.

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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 15: David Meza

David Meza is Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA, and talks to Renee in this episode about his educational background, his early work at NASA, and examples of his work with multidisciplinary teams. He also describes a project involving a graph database that improved search capabilities so NASA engineers could more easily find “lessons learned”.

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The Prime Minister Who Cried Brexit (Ep. 392)

David Cameron and his Conservative administration became synonymous with Brexit, but he points out that every other political party in the U.K. has in recent history “supported a referendum on Europe.” (Photo: Kitwood/Getty)
In 2016, David Cameron held a referendum on whether the U.K. should stay in the European Union. A longtime Euroskeptic, he nevertheless led the Remain campaign.

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ICML 2017 Workshop on Implicit Models

David Blei,
Ian Goodfellow,
Balaji Lakshminarayanan,
Shakir Mohamed,
Rajesh Ranganath,
and I are organizing a workshop at ICML this year, titled
“Implicit Models”.
Workshop URL: https://sites.google.com/view/implicitmodels/
Leveraging this recent and highly impactful topic, I’m personally
excited to see how we might foster discussion across communities.

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Don’t believe your numbers too much: IPEDS example

The famous statistician, F.N. (for Florence Nightingale) David was a professor at UC Riverside, where I earned my doctorate. My advisor told this story about her:
We were on this dissertation committee – I forget if it was for biology or what, back then, this was a small campus so if you were in statistics you could end up on any committee. So, he gets to the end of his defense, and F.N.

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