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Casey Stella

Principal Architect, Hortonworks

I am a principal architect focusing on Data Science in the consulting organization at Hortonworks. In the past, I’ve worked as an architect and senior engineer at a healthcare informatics startup spun out of the Cleveland Clinic, as a developer at Oracle and as a Research Geophysicist in the Oil & Gas industry. Before that, I was a poor graduate student in Math at Texas A&M. I specialize in writing software and solving problems where there are either scalability concerns due to large amounts of traffic or large amounts of data. I have a particular passion for data science problems

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Using Natural Language Processing on Non-Textual Data with MLLib

Natural language processing techniques are well established due to their obvious utility. Further, the rise in unstructured textual data has resulted in mature, distributed and scalable implementations beginning to be seen. While textual data is…