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Ben Lorica      

Chief Data Scientist at O'Reilly Media; Program Director of the Strata Data Conference & the Artificial Intelligence Conference

Ben Lorica is the Chief Data Scientist at O'Reilly Media, Inc. and is the Program Director of both the Strata Data Conference and the Artificial Intelligence Conference. He is also the host of The O’Reilly Data Show podcast.

Lorica specializes in personalities, open-source projects, topics, and companies in the world of data science, data engineering, artificial intelligence, and technology. He's also an advisor to a few exciting startups and organizations: Databricks, Alluxio, Matroid, Anodot, Determined AI, Faculty (formerly ASI Data Science), Graphistry, DeepScale, Yakit, and The Center for Data Intensive Science + Open Commons Consortium (University of Chicago).

Lorica has applied Business Intelligence, Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis in a variety of domains including Financial Engineering, Direct Marketing, Consumer and Market Research, Targeted Advertising, Search Marketing, Web Analytics, and Text Mining. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.

Lorica was previously an Assistant Professor at U.C. Davis and was the founding Department Chair for Statistics and Mathematics at C.S.U. Monterey Bay. He was also a visiting member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and has taught at U.C. Santa Barbara and the University of the Philippines.

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