Human in the Loop Data Analytics with Aditya Parameswaran

The life cycle of data management includes data cleaning, extraction, integration, analysis and exploration, and machine learning models. It would be great if all of this data management could be handled with automation, but unfortunately that is not an option. For most applications, data management requires a human in the loop.

A human in the loop might be responsible for working in a spreadsheet, or labeling data as a mechanical turk, or creating an algorithm for data labeling in Snorkel. Data scientists and data analysts are humans in the loop, studying large data sets.

Aditya Parameswaran is an assistant professor at UC Berkeley. He studies human-in-the-loop data analytics, and he joins the show to talk about the work and the projects that he is focused on, including DataSpread, an alternative to Excel, and OrpheusDB, a relational database versioning system.

Sponsorship inquiries:


Transcript provided by We Edit Podcasts. Software Engineering Daily listeners can go to to get 20% off the first two months of audio editing and transcription services. Thanks to We Edit Podcasts for partnering with SE Daily. Please click here to view this show’s transcript.


strongDM lets you manage and audit access to servers, databases, and Kubernetes clusters, no matter where your employees are. With strongDM, you can easily extend your identity provider to manage infrastructure access. You can automate onboarding, offboarding, and moving people within roles. strongDM. Manage and audit remote access to infrastructure. Start your free 14 day trial today at:

If you want to take your company from 2 million to 10 million or 10 million to hundreds of millions in revenue, NetSuite by Oracle gives you the tools to turbo charge your growth. Schedule your free Product Tour right now and receive your free guide – “Six ways to run a MORE PROFITABLE Business” at

G2i is a hiring platform run by engineers that matches you with React, React Native, GraphQL, and mobile engineers who you can trust. Whether you are a new company building your first product or an established company that wants additional engineering help, G2i has the talent you need to accomplish your goals. Go to

Software Weekly

Software Weekly

Subscribe to Software Weekly, a curated weekly newsletter featuring the best and newest from the software engineering community.