Keynote Speaker: Jake VanderPlas PhD

Director of Research – Physical Sciences
eScience Institute, University of Washington

Jake VanderPlas is the Director of Research in the Physical Sciences at the University of Washington's eScience Institute, an interdisciplinary program designed to support data-driven discovery in a wide range of scientific fields. His own research is in astronomy, astrophysics, machine learning, and scalable computation. In addition, he is a maintainer and/or frequent contributor to many open source Python projects, including scikit-learn, scipy, mpld3 and others. He occasionally blogs about Python, machine learning, data visualization, open science, and related topics at