Dr. Rebecca Bilbro
Head of Data Science
ICX Media, Inc.
Intro Track – Using Visual Diagnostic Tools to Gain Insight into the Model Selection Process
Dr. Bilbro is a data scientist, Python and Go programmer, teacher, speaker, and author in Washington, DC. She specializes in building tailored, high-impact data products that leverage natural language processing and machine learning.
She is the author of Applied Text Analysis with Python (O’Reilly), and Adjunct Faculty in Georgetown University’s Data Science program. An active contributor to the open source software community, Rebecca enjoys collaborating with other developers on inclusive projects like Scikit-Yellowbrick – a pure Python visualization package for machine learning that supports transparency and diagnostics throughout the predictive workflow.
In her spare time, she can often be found either out-of-doors riding bicycles with her family or inside practicing the ukulele. Rebecca earned her doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where her research centered on communication and visualization in engineering.