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  • Becoming a data scientist - Sep 8, 2010.
    Alex Kamil gives eight points from his perspective as an undergraduate student. Many of these reference statistics and math, and Kamil provides an excellent list of papers, websites and technologies to tinker with.
  • EmotionML: Will computers tap into your feelings? - Sep 6, 2010.
    W3C works on EmotionML, formalizing emotional states in a computer-readable way. Using emotional states, called "affective computing", can make computer interactions very different. Avatar faces could show their human master's expression during computer chats.
  • PAW DC Early-Bird Ends Friday; PAW London Agenda Announced - Sep 8, 2010.
    Predictive Analytics World DC, Oct 19-20, 2010, includes speakers from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Life Line Screening, Merkle, MetLife Auto & Home, Miles Kimball, Monster, Paychex, Xerox PARC. PAW London, November 15-16, 2010, delivers a comparable line-up.
  • M2010 Data Mining Conference - get KDnuggets Discount - Sep 2, 2010.
    Attend M2010 and learn latest techniques to give your company a competitive edge. Through keynote presentations, case studies and technical presentations, you'll see real-world examples of how others are using analytics to get a competitive edge.
  • SAS says it is not WPS victory - Aug 27, 2010.
    Court finds WPS Infringed on SAS Copyrights; refers case to European Court of Justice
  • Most viewed news, jobs in August - Sep 5, 2010.
    P != NP Proved by HP Labs researcher?; The Most Comprehensive Social Media Analytics Platform List;
    Top jobs: Research Scientist, Data Mining & Machine Learning at Siemens Corporate Research; Researcher, Predictive Analytics at Xerox Research Center, Webster, NY;
  • Most viewed items for Aug 29 - Sep 4 - Sep 5, 2010.
    Social media analytics - 2 new tools; 5 indispensable IT skills of the future;
    Top jobs: Research Engineer - Targeting and Optimization at Amazon.com, Seattle, WA; Research Scientist, Forecasting Team at Amazon.com, Seattle, WA;
  • Additions to KDnuggets Directory since Aug 1 - Sep 1, 2010.
    new in companies, datasets, education, meetings, software, solutions, websites
  • Most viewed items for Aug 22-28 - Aug 30, 2010.
    Poll Results: half of SAS users consider switching; P != NP Proved?;
    Top jobs: Senior Manager or Manager - Statistician at Global consulting organization, 8 locations; Statistician, Ford Credit;

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  • Tutorial by Christian Thurau about "Data Mining in Games" [Video] - Aug 31, 2010.
    Modern games are generating massive amounts of data that can help developers for tasks such as user modeling, behavior analysis, matchmaking, or playability testing. This tutorial will give some background on modern data mining techniques and explain its application to games.


  • Is the AUC the Best Measure? - Sep 8, 2010.
    The area under the curve (AUC) that relates the hit rate to the false alarm rate ia a way to measure predictive modeling accuracy. This paper examines the problems with using AUC.
  • Economist: Untangling the social web - Sep 7, 2010.
    From retailing to counterterrorism, the ability to analyse social connections is proving increasingly useful
  • Cyber Security Data for Experimentation - Sep 3, 2010.
    NSF wants to fund a project to combine a data-mining expert with the Tor data and see what insights can be extracted from it. If you are that data-mining expert, please contact us.
  • Think the Answer's Clear? Look Again - Sep 1, 2010.
    Scientist at Work: Dr. Donald A. Redelmeier. He can totally against intuition, and come up with a beautiful finding, such as using cell phones while driving increases collision risk 4-fold, and benefits from changing lanes are illusory.
  • Location Determines Social Network Influence - Sep 1, 2010.
    Number of connections less important than proximity to core, according to CCNY team
  • To Data Mine or Not to Data Mine in the Fight Against Terrorism - Aug 27, 2010.
    The 2-day conference entitled Data Mining and Human Rights in the Fight Against Terrorism was held June 10-11, 2010 in Zurich. The organizers had previously conducted a study on data mining in the context of counter-terrorism, and this became the basis for the conference.
  • Analytics skills in demand - and analytics pros demanding top salaries - Aug 25, 2010.
    As more and more companies deploy predictive analytics tools and other data analytics software and begin filling the ranks of their analytics team, the pool of available talent is shrinking and hiring costs are growing

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