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Bob Baxley PhD, the Chief Engineer at Bastille, will cover three aspects of an Entity Resolution (ER) project done in partnership with Anidata and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office to combat Human Trafficking in Atlanta.
Learn about Entity Resolution (ER) in the context of web scraping on the dark web, and its application to combat human trafficking. The presentation will demonstrate how Anidata collected data using a python web scraper behind a Tor proxy and how data science is used to conduct ER via unsupervised network clustering. Whether you are a data newbie or pro, come and learn how data heroes are solving problems and protecting the innocent in your backyard.
Bob is the Chief Engineer at Bastille where he helps build systems to sift through massive amounts of radio frequency data. He joined Bastille in 2014 shortly after the company was founded and leads the Data Science and Signal Processing teams.
Bob has more than 10 years of experience implementing machine learning systems with an emphasis on cognitive radios. Prior to joining Bastille, Bob was the Director of the Software Defined Radio Lab at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. In that role, Bob led GTRI’s team to second place out of 90 international competitors in the DARPA Spectrum Challenge.
In 2008 Bob earned his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. During his graduate work, he was recognized with the Sigma Xi Best Thesis award, the CSIP PhD Research Award, and the NSF GRFP Award. He has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed papers, is the inventor of 17 patents, and formerly served as an Associate Editor for Digital Signal Processing.
In addition to his role at Bastille, Bob is an Adjunct Faculty member in the School of ECE at Georgia Tech. He also volunteers as a Board Member of the data science non-profit organization, Anidata.
Anidata is a non-profit corporation consisting of established and aspiring data scientists who have come together with the purpose of applying data science to make a difference in the community.
PyData-Atlanta is a meetup group interested in telling insightful stories about data and exploring the methods behind those stories. We advocate for open data ecosystems and workflows that center on open source tools, especially (but not exclusively) based in Python. We are focused on the vertical integration of tools and skills that transform raw data into insights through good quality technical communication that includes art, design, and storytelling. We aim to provide a seminar-like learning environment in which we host short interactive presentations, audience-contributed lightning talks, panel discussions, and informal networking opportunities. Our events can benefit both experienced and beginner data scientists alike. http://www.meetup.com/PyData-Atlanta
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