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Sean Kandel

Sean is Trifacta’s Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder. He completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University, where his research focused on user interfaces for database systems. At Stanford, Sean led development of new tools for data transformation and discovery, such as Data Wrangler. He previously worked as a data analyst at Citadel Investment Group.

Wrangling for Tableau

For those who work with data regularly, the problem of “Data Wrangling” can be one of the most frustrating aspects of performing analysis. My first exposure to the real pain associated with data wrangling was my work in quantitative research at Citadel Investment Group. My work revolved around data but much of the data relevant...  More

Sean Kandel  •  August 28, 2014

Hortonworks and Trifacta Partner to Deliver Data Transformation on HDP 2.1

Blog content originally posted at hortonworks.com The most commonly reported use of Hadoop today is data transformation. After standing-up a cluster and scaling it for raw data collection, organizations begin the hard work of preparing various types of data for new analytic use cases. In many Hadoop implementations this process has slowed wider enterprise adoption...  More

Sean Kandel  •  June 3, 2014

Big Data Comes to Life (Sciences)

Life science research breakthroughs are driven by access to data.  So it is no surprise that open access to data has often been a discussion in the scientific community.  For many years PLoS, a publisher of seven scientific journals including the largest scientific journal PLoS One, has encouraged the sharing of data among researchers.  But...  More

Sean Kandel  •  March 15, 2014
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