Carol McDonald

Carol McDonald is a product marketing manager focusing on Spark and data science. Carol has experience in many roles, including technical marketing, software architecture and development, training, technology evangelism, and developer outreach. Carol writes industry architectures, best practices, patterns, prototypes, tutorials, demos, blog posts, whitepapers, and ebooks. She has traveled worldwide, speaking and giving hands-on labs; and has developed complex, mission-critical applications in the banking, health insurance, and telecom industries. Carol holds an MS in computer science from the University of Tennessee and a BS in geology from Vanderbilt University. Carol is fluent in English, French, and German.

Posts by Carol McDonald

Data Science

Advancing the State of the Art in AutoML, Now 10x Faster with NVIDIA GPUs and RAPIDS

At GTC 21, AWS shared how the combination of AutoGluon, RAPIDS, and NVIDIA GPU computing simplifies achieving state-of-the-art ML accuracy… 16 MIN READ
Data Science

How to Build a Winning Deep Learning Powered Recommender System-Part 3

Recommender systems (RecSys) have become a key component in many online services, such as e-commerce, social media, news service, or online video streaming. 21 MIN READ
Data Science

How to Build a Deep Learning Powered Recommender System, Part 2

This is the second of a three-part series that gives an overview of the NVIDIA team’s first-place solution for the challenge. 15 MIN READ
Data Science

How to Build a Winning Recommendation System, Part 1

This post is the first of a three-part series that gives an overview of the NVIDIA team’s first place solution for the challenge. 9 MIN READ
AI / Deep Learning

Accelerating Deep Learning with Apache Spark and NVIDIA GPUs on AWS

With the growing interest in deep learning (DL), more and more users are using DL in production environments. Because DL requires intensive computational power… 7 MIN READ
AI / Deep Learning

Leveraging Machine Learning to Detect Fraud: Tips to Developing a Winning Kaggle Solution

Kaggle is an online community that allows data scientists and machine learning engineers to find and publish data sets, learn, explore, build models… 21 MIN READ