Track: Sequential Data: Natural Language, Time Series, and Sound

Location: Cyril Magnin I + II

Day of week: Wednesday

Techniques, practices, and approaches around time series and sequential data. Expect topics including image recognition, NLP/NLU, preprocessing, & crunching of related algorithms.

A time series is a series of data points indexed (or listed) in time order. Most commonly, a time series is a sequence taken at successive equally spaced points in time. Sequential data looks at data problems where the ordering of data matters. Image processing and NLP/NLU fall in this space. The Groking Timeseries and Sequential Data track looks at the role of timeseries and sequential data in modern application development.

Track Host: Jendrik Jördening

Data Scientist @Nooxit

Jendrik is Head of Data Science at a stealth startup. He formerly worked at Aurubis and Akka Germany on Data Science and Deep Learning in the field of industry 4.0 and autonomous machines.

At the same time he took part in the Udacity Self-Driving Car Nanodegree, participating with a group of other Udacity student in the Self-Racing Cars event at the Thunderhill race-track in California.

9:00am - 9:40am

Uber Marketplace: Spatio-Temporal Data

Presentation details will follow soon.

Chintan Turakhia, Engineering Manager @Uber

10:00am - 10:40am

Forecasting with Prophet

Forecasting is a common data science task that helps organizations with capacity planning, goal setting, and anomaly detection. Despite its importance, there are serious challenges associated with producing reliable and high quality forecasts – especially when there are a variety of time series and analysts with expertise in time series modeling are relatively rare. To address these challenges, we describe a practical, modular approach to forecasting “at scale” based on a flexible curve fitting procedure that produces high quality forecasts across a wide variety of business time series.

Sean Taylor, Core Statistics Team @Facebook

11:00am - 11:40am

Modern NLP for Pre-Modern Practitioners

"Transformers"? "BERT"? "ELMo"?  What do NLP researchers actually do other than give things childish names?
In this talk I'll discuss the kinds of problems NLP researchers are thinking about, explain their newest and hottest breakthroughs, and give you some ideas as to how you can incorporate these concepts and models into your work.

Joel Grus, Senior Research Engineer @allen_ai

12:00pm - 12:40pm

Deep Learning with Audio Signal: Prepare, Process, Design, Expect

Is deep learning Alchemy? No! But it heavily relies on tips and tricks, a set of common wisdom that probably works for similar problems. In this talk, I’ll introduce what the audio/music research societies have discovered while playing with deep learning when it comes to audio classification and regression -- how to prepare the audio data, pre- and post-process them, how to design the networks (or which one to steal from), and what we can expect as a result.

Keunwoo Choi, Research Scientist @Spotify

1:40pm - 2:20pm

Groking Timeseries & Sequential Data Presentation

Each of the talks at QCon is individually curated and selected. Presentation details will follow soon.

2:40pm - 3:20pm

Groking Timeseries & Sequential Data Panel

Panel details will follow soon.

2019 Tracks