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KDnuggets™ News 11:n11, Apr 27, 2011

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  • Please like KDnuggets facebook page - Apr 26, 2011.
    Check out http://facebook.com/kdnuggets - you can now get news, jobs, software, courses, and other data mining and analytics items via KDnuggets facebook page
  • New KDnuggets Poll: Largest DB you analyzed? - Apr 26, 2011.
    In 2010, the median DB analyzed was 8-10 GB. Please vote on www.kdnuggets.com and find out how much bigger our datasets have become.
  • Poll Results: In how many competitions did you participate? - Apr 26, 2011.
    70% had zero competitions, but 13% had 3 or more. Regionally, AU/NZ and Asian data miners participated in the most competitions, and India and Canada lead among countries.
  • Call-For-Speakers: PAW London, proposal due May 12 - Apr 25, 2011.
    Speakers proposals due May 12 for PAW London. It's an exciting time for Predictive Analytics World and predictive analytics in general, as reflected by a steadfast increase in both attendance and speaker proposals at each conference.
  • Yahoo 4Cast - predict anything - Apr 22, 2011.
    Yahoo! 4Cast lets you predict anything, but can it predict its own future?
  • 250 years of Bayes Theorem - Apr 22, 2011.
    The Reverend Thomas Bayes died 250 years ago, but his theorem remains central to predictive analytics applications from spam detection to medical alerts.
  • Most viewed items for Apr 17-23 - Apr 24, 2011.
    A third of Kaggle competitors use R; ECML/PKDD Discovery Challenge 2011: VideoLectures.Net recommender system;
    Top jobs: Computational Biologist - Machine Learning Applications - Analytics - R&D at Dow AgroSciences; Quantitative Researcher at WeatherBill;
  • Most viewed items for Apr 10-16 - Apr 17, 2011.
    Poll Results: most popular R GUIs; Amazon EC2 configuration for scientific computing in Python and R;
    Top jobs: Big Data Engineer at Quantifind, Palo Alto, CA; Digital Analytics Manager at NPR, Boston, MA;

Courses (see also All Courses)

  • Get results with SAS(r) data mining courses - Apr 26, 2011.
    Scheduled publicly in training centers throughout the country, the SAS Business Knowledge Series hosts a variety of courses appropriate for all levels of data miners. Learn advanced processes and state-of-the-art techniques from leading industry experts and get more from your data.
  • Learn What Really Works in Data Mining, June 13 - 17, New York City - Apr 19, 2011.
    Leverage highly valuable and impactful prospective insight from within your existing data through an intensive course series with over 20 years of innovation.
  • Stanford Courses and Certificates Online: Data Mining and more - Apr 20, 2011.
    Earn a graduate certificate in Data Mining online from Stanford and take your career to the next level. Stanford online graduate courses give you the statistical tools you need to extract meaning from large datasets, develop predictive models, and understand strategic decision-making applications.

Webcasts (see also All Webcasts)

  • Data Mining: Failure to Launch [ Free Webinar ] - Apr 19, 2011.
    Attend this free webinar to learn how to get started with data mining and overcome both strategic and tactical limitations that cause data mining projects to fall short of their potential.

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Academic/Research positions

Meetings (see also All Meetings)

  • Call for Proposals for ECML/PKDD 2013 - Apr 15, 2011.
    proposals due by Jun 30 for organizing 2013 European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases



  • Gartner: BI, Analytics Software Spending Jumps 13.4% - Apr 25, 2011.
    Global spending on BI, analytics and performance management applications jumped 13.4 percent in 2010 to US$10.5 billion, according to Gardner.
  • New Book: Evaluating Learning Algorithms - Apr 25, 2011.
    examines various aspects of the evaluation process with an emphasis on classification algorithms; techniques for classifier performance assessment, error estimation and resampling, obtaining statistical significance as well as selecting appropriate domains for evaluation.
  • Why is Apple Tracking You? - Apr 22, 2011.
    Apple needs your data to build its own location database for use with geo-location apps and for diagnostics (where dropped calls happen etc).
  • Hadoop for Business: Interview with Mike Olson, Cloudera CEO - Apr 21, 2011.
    hese days, data comes from machines talking to machines. Hadoop knows how to capture and store that data cheaply and reliably, even if you get to petabytes
  • US Senators Propose Data Privacy Law - Apr 16, 2011.
    Bill would require data collectors to let individual to opt-out of any information collection that is unauthorized by the Act and provide affirmative consent (opt-in) for the collection of sensitive personally identifiable information. Intel, Microsoft, and eBay support the proposed legislation.

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CFP - Calls for Papers (see also All CFP)


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