SciPy 2015 talks posted

The talks and posters for SciPy 2015 have been posted, and I’m happy to report that two of them are mine.  I’ll be presenting

Will Millennials Ever Get Married? Survival Analysis and Marriage Data

Recent studies report that an increasing share of Americans have never married, which suggests that current young adults might marry at lower rates than previous generations. Using data from a national survey, we find that successive generations are getting married later, but our predictions suggest that the fraction of people who eventually marry will not change substantially. Our analysis uses Pandas for data extraction and cleaning, bootstrap methods for working with stratified surveys, lifelines for survival analysis, and time series analysis with statsmodels. All code and data for this study is in a public repository.

Basic Sound Processing in Python

Digital signal processing (DSP) has applications in all areas of engineering and science, but DSP methods are not widely known. Python provides an opportunity to make DSP more accessible. In this talk, I present an introduction to DSP focused on sound-processing applications. I present tool for working with digital signals using NumPy, SciPy and IPython. Examples include spectral analysis of music, spectrograms, noise, filtering, and system characterization. This material is based on Think DSP, a work-in-progress book available at

It looks like there will be a lot of other great talks.  I am looking forward to the conference in July!