An Uber Data Scientist Shares What Trips Reveal About a City

Uber has orchestrated more than 2 billion total rides in 450 cities in 72 countries around the world. So it’s safe to say the company has accumulated a serious amount of data. But what exactly does Uber do with it? Cory Kendrick – a data science manager at Uber who formerly worked at Apple and Google – shared what Uber can deduce from its data during the Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Big Data Conference 2016 on Wednesday. Big data enable us to not just solve big problems, but also to understand the impact. Kendrick, a Yarmouth native and Dartmouth alumna, said, “Big data enable us to not just solve big problems, but also to understand the impact.” For Uber, big data translates to trips. Lots of trips. Among the possible interpretations the company can make from…


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