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Tuesday, October 24 • 3:10pm - 3:25pm
What's for Breakfast? Building a Recommendation System with Neo4j

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Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day but is it true? Using open data, we explore the breakfast-eating habits of over 9,000 Americans. The nutritional density of the average American breakfast is put to the test as we use Neo4j to recommend breakfasts that support better health outcomes.

I discuss how Neo4J supports a food recommendation engine that uses nutritional information, personal health data, and food preferences to curate specific items to make a meal that supports a person's health. The talk starts with an overview of how Americans eat breakfast. It may surprise you how many people eat cookies for breakfast. Then, I use data science to recommend breakfast for someone given their likes/dislikes, their propensity to eat breakfast, their health, and their nutritional needs.

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Alicia Powers

Senior Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Dr. Powers has over 15 years experience using data to discover an organization's needs and drive effective decision-making. Her expertise includes survey design, experimental design, and complex data analysis. Her career trajectory includes roles like entrepreneur, lead data scientist... Read More →

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