Joshua Litven received his Master's degree in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia where he worked on developing parallel algorithms to simulate realistic collisions between highly deformable objects. In practice, this meant watching lots of virtual bunnies collide. Seeking a change of scenery, he set his sights for Kunming, China where he taught mathematics and performed rock 'n roll hits at the local Irish pub. There he became captivated by the field of data science as a career path that could leverage his analytical skills to help the world with information overload. His research interests include parallel computation, numerical optimization, interactive recommendation systems and music discovery. When he's not investigating weird and wacky data sets, you might find him swing dancing on the streets of Harlem. He is currently attending the NYC Data Science Academy boot camp in New York.
Introduction A viable business model for an insurance company has to involve some way to assess how much payout they can expect for a given customer. […]
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