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  • New Poll: Can Machine Learning on Big Data replace Domain Expertise? - Mar 21, 2012.
    The results of recent analytics competitions show that in increasing number of domains machine learning and data mining experts are able to produce better results than domain experts. Can Machine Learning on Big Data eventually replace Domain Expertise? Please vote at www.kdnuggets.com
  • IDC forecasts Big growth for Big Data: market will grow at 40% annual rate. - Mar 9, 2012.
    IDC worldwide Big Data technology and services forecast says the market is expected to grow from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion in 2015. Storage is expected to grow most, at 61% CAGR.
  • Predictive Analytics World Toronto - April 25-26, 2012 - Mar 19, 2012.
    PAW's Toronto 2012 program is one of the richest and most diverse yet, featuring over 25 sessions so you can witness how predictive analytics is applied by leading companies. Special discount for KDnuggets readers
  • SAS Analytics 2012, June 14-15, Cologne, Germany - KDnuggets discount - Mar 20, 2012.
    Join SAS and hundreds of your peers and analytical experts for two days of learning and networking at Analytics 2012 in the charming city of Cologne, Germany. Special discount for KDnuggets subscribers!
  • Spotfire Predictive Analytics Q & A with Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro - Mar 8, 2012.
    I recently answered several interesting questions from Amanda Brandon about Sherlock Holmes, Data Science, and Predictive Analytics.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, March 12-18 - Mar 19, 2012.
    Top KDnuggets tweets last week were about R and Hadoop, Judea Pearl, Facebook data scientist, Military intelligence, and more
  • Top news for Mar 11-17 - Mar 18, 2012.
    Hilary Mason: how to use BigData; TR Social Media Sentiment Analysis
    Top jobs: Data Scientist at PayPal, Facebook; Summer Internship at Akamai
  • KDnuggets Top Analytics Tweets - Mar 15, 2012.
    For aspiring data scientists, Hilary Mason on good uses for Big Data, Paypal: Data Scientist, How data will change 2012 elections, and more.
  • Top news for Mar 4-10 - Mar 11, 2012.
    Data miners think Target was not wrong; Infochimps Platform for Big Data; Thomson Reuters Sentiment Analysis Service
    Top jobs: Post Doc - Social Media/DM at HRL Labs; Analyst/Consultant at Nielsen

Courses, Events

  • INFORMS plans to establish analytics certification program - Mar 14, 2012.
    INFORMS plans to start offering a vendor-independent analytics certification within two years. The certification will include a standardized test, and a review of the candidate's resume or work portfolio. The test aims at analytical semi-professionals, and the "T-shaped" and "Pi-shaped" analytical professionals. But where is ACM and SIGKDD?
  • Caltech course: Learning from Data, broadcast live Apr-May 2012 - Mar 19, 2012.
    This real Caltech Introductory Machine Learning course will be broadcast live, and will be freely available. Prerequisites: Basic probability, matrices, and calculus. Live Q&A and online homeworks
  • Summer School on Privacy-aware Social Mining, Switzerland, 1-6 July 2012 - Mar 13, 2012.
    How to discover the patterns and models of social complexity from the digital traces of our life, in a privacy preserving way. The school is for doctoral students, young postdocs and a small number of senior researchers working on DBMS, machine learning, data mining, and related areas.
  • Resource-aware Machine Learning - Summer School, Sep 4-7, 2012 - Mar 20, 2012.
    How to deal with data analysis and limited resources: Computational power, data distribution, energy or memory? Learn more at TU Dortmund Summer school, Sep 4-7. Travel support for excellent students.




Academic/Research positions


News Briefs

CFP - Calls for Papers


Internet user value to the Internet advertising ecosystem is estimated at $1,200, while the cost of buying a user profile is around $0.005.

The Atlantic, Mar 19, 2012, How Much Is Your Data Worth?

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