In my interview for the March issue of the College of Technology Management's newsletter (page 5) I share my thoughts on teaching in Taiwan, joining a Service Science research group, the role of English, and my attitude for seeking knowledge.
Interview in March 2015 Newsletter of NTHU College of Technology Management
Seminar talk at National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Launching data mining contest using #EZTABLE data
Our Institute of Service Science in collaboration with Taiwan's restaurant reservation website EZTABLE, is launching a data mining contest using two years of EZTABLE bookings data. The goal is to predict repeat-booking customers. This Taiwan-based open data mining contest is the first of its kind!
EZTABLE's co-founder and VP of Growth Hack Brooky Yen and Data Scientist Hao-Kang Den will give at talk at NTHU's snazzy library on Thursday @5pm. Prof. Soumya Ray and myself will then introduce the Kaggle contest and describe the datasets, winning criteria, and more.
The talk and contest are open to the public. All welcome to join!
Joined editorial board of Big Data
Finally, some new avenues are opening for publishing work on analytics and big data that are not necessarily statistics journals, machine learning journals, or operations research journals. One such avenue is Big Data, an open-access peer-reviewed journal with Vasant Dhar as editor-in-chief. I'm glad to join the editorial board.