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Benjamin Bengfort
Data Scientist, Cobrain Company and University of Maryland

Benjamin Bengfort is a full stack data scientist with a passion for massive machine learning involving gigantic training data sets. A founding partner and CTO at Unbound Concepts, he lead the development of Meridian, the company’s textual complexity ranking algorithm designed to parse and determine the reading level of educational content for K-6 readers. With a professional background in military and intelligence and an academic background in economics and computer science, he brings a unique set of skills and insights to his work, and is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science at UMBC.

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Recent comments

posted 6 months ago:
Will the slides be made available?
posted 6 months ago:
To ask the question that commonly gets asked: is there a place we could get the slides?
posted 6 months ago:
Code and slides are available here
posted 6 months ago:
Hi Erik-Jan,
posted 6 months ago:
Get ready for the tutorial by installing the code and the data so that you can follow along! Installation instructions are on the Data Community DC website! (link:


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