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KDnuggets™ News 12:n02, Jan 24

Features (6) | Courses, Events (2) | Webcasts (3) | Software (2) | Jobs (14) | Academic (6) | Competitions (4) | Meetings (2) | Publications (2) | NewsBriefs (6) | CFP (8) | Quote


Courses, Events

  • MS in Predictive Analytics and more at DAMPA: DePaul Center for DM and Predictive Analytics - Jan 23, 2012.
    DePaul DAMPA is an applied research center dedicated to promoting and supporting research projects, academic programs and industry collaborations in data mining and predictive analytics. DePaul Master of Science in Predictive Analytics prepares graduates for leadership roles in the fast-growing field of data analytics.
  • Online Courses from Statistics.com - Jan 20, 2012.
    Sign up for 3 courses and save $200 on course tuition! Topics cover Data Mining in R, Decision trees, Forecasting, Visualization, Text mining, Sentiment analysis, and more.



  • IBM rolls out new social analytics tools - Jan 23, 2012.
    IBM social analytics tools will aggregate unstructured data and find signals to highlight everything from employee sentiment to market trends via unstructured data, SAP applications and Facebook posts.
  • Dedoose 3.3 Launched! - Jan 14, 2012.
    Dedoose facilitates the coding and analysis of qualitative data and their integration with demographic and other quantitative data. Dedoose is a SaaS applications in use by marketing, ethnographic, clinical trial, social policy, education, and other research professionals.


Academic/Research positions




  • BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Mining Text Data - Jan 18, 2012.
    This is a detailed survey book on text mining, which discusses the classical key topics, including clustering, classification, and dimensionality reduction; and emerging topics such as social networks, multimedia and transfer. The table of contents and sample survey chapters available online.
  • IEEE ICDM 2011 Community Meeting Presentation - Jan 12, 2012.
    an overview and interesting observations from IEEE ICDM 2011 conference

News Briefs

  • IDC: Oracle, IBM, Microsoft Lead Business Analytics Market - Jan 23, 2012.
    Oracle held the top spot during first half of 2011 with 20 percent global market share and 17.9 percent semiannual year-over-year growth. 14 vendors managed to surpass $100 million in global BA revenue during the first half of 2011
  • Audiovox Car Connection is Powered by Agnik Analytics - Jan 23, 2012.
    New Location Based Services Systems focus on protecting family and providing significant in-vehicle monitoring and management capability
  • Enterprise Hadoop: Big data processing made easier - Jan 20, 2012.
    Amazon, Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM, and MapR mix simpler setup of Hadoop clusters with proprietary twists and trade-offs. Peter Wayner tests different Hadoop offerings and reports.
  • Splunk Answers Business Demand For Big Data Analysis - Jan 19, 2012.
    Real-time IT tool for tracking log files, clickstreams, and message queues finds a second (more valuable) use answering business questions.
  • SAS Retail Analytics Applications - Jan 17, 2012.
    If the shoe fits, you must be shopping at DSW - Shoe retailer reduces stock outs, increases customer loyalty using SAS® Size Optimization, and more SAS Retail Success stories
  • Oracle Big Data Appliance - Jan 16, 2012.
    New Engineered System and Oracle Big Data Connectors Help Unlock the Value of Enterprise Big Data. New system features 864 GB memory, 216 CPU cores, and 648 TB of disk storage.

CFP - Calls for Papers


"Data is the new oil", Andreas Weigend

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