5 Minutes With Ingo: Understanding K-Nearest-Neighbors Algorithms

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RapidMiners, THIS is your 5 Minutes with Ingo:

This week, Ingo Mierswa, RapidMiner’s CEO, Co-Founder & Data Scientist in Residence, explains how the K-nearest-neighbors algorithm is used to formulate ideas by comparing points in a data-space and using the most similar data points as guidelines for predictions. Plus, Ingo asks Data Scientist Number 7 to clean up Glen’s mess, Doc Brown makes another split-second appearance and we hear the brief chuckle of a Python wearing a tuxedo.

DISCLAIMER: No data scientists were harmed during the filming of this episode. In fact, they were too busy doing amazing things with RapidMiner.

MUSIC CREDITS: Evil Thoughts, The Oscillator, James Taylor Quartet, Real Self Records, 2000

Ingo Mierswa

Ingo Mierswa

Ingo Mierswa is the founder and president of RapidMiner and an industry-veteran data scientist since starting to develop RapidMiner at the Artificial Intelligence Division of the TU Dortmund University in Germany. Mierswa, the scientist, has authored numerous award-winning publications about predictive analytics and big data. Mierswa, the entrepreneur, is the founder of RapidMiner. Under his leadership RapidMiner has grown up to 300% per year over the first seven years. In 2012, he spearheaded the go-international strategy with the opening of offices in the US as well as the UK and Hungary. After two rounds of fundraising, the acquisition of Radoop, and supporting the positioning of RapidMiner with leading analyst firms like Gartner and Forrester, Ingo takes a lot of pride in bringing the world’s best team to RapidMiner.