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Ashton Black

About Ashton Black

Ashton is a Data Scientist at Othot. She assists in building predictive models through writing scripts to deploy the various preprocessing and machine learning algorithms Othot’s data science team has implemented.

One Size Does Not Fit All

By |2018-07-07T12:16:30-04:00October 28, 2016|

Differentiating with Preprocessing, Machine Learning Algorithms, and "What-If" Scenarios Everyone is unique. We fill our free time a number of different ways. We spend a night out at our favorite [...]

Data Tells A Story

By |2018-07-07T13:14:05-04:00July 25, 2016|

"What’s the story?" This question, while seemingly simple, is such an important component of what we do at Othot. Here is why. Anytime we work with (customer) data we begin [...]

The Art of Data Science

By |2018-07-07T13:56:11-04:00April 24, 2016|

Much of what I do at Othot is focused around algorithms and data. Implementing the appropriate machine learning algorithms is important in order to build models and generate predictions. At [...]

How “Accurate” is Accuracy?

By |2018-12-08T09:17:32-05:00December 27, 2015|

A classification model works to identify to which of a group of categories a record belongs. Binary classification is a type of classification model, operating to identify which of two [...]

One Step Further

By |2015-08-17T22:52:39-04:00August 17, 2015|

One thing I’ve learned from my past year in data science, is that it is an iterative process - identify high impact questions, preprocess data, build a model, interpret results, [...]

Practicing to Win

By |2015-05-10T20:44:32-04:00May 10, 2015|

I ran track in college, specifically pole vault was my game – and the 4x4 relay when coach wanted to punish me for something. As you could assume, my training [...]

What Is An Algorithm?

By |2015-03-01T22:02:22-05:00March 1, 2015|

“This word for a process that leads to a solution to a problem comes from the Arabic name of a 9th century mathematician.” A few weeks ago, three contestants were [...]