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KDnuggets™ News 12:n11, May 10

Features (5) | Courses, Events (3) | Software (3) | Jobs (5) | Academic (2) | Competitions (2) | Publications (7) | NewsBriefs (4) | CFP (9) | Quote


Courses, Events

  • Mine with the experts this summer - May 9, 2012.
    Through real-world knowledge and practical application SAS Business Knowledge Series instructors teach you how to apply data mining techniques to generate true business intelligence.
  • Stanford: New Online Certificates in Data Mining, Statistics - May 9, 2012.
    Earn world-class credentials from Stanford and demonstrate advanced knowledge in areas like Mining Massive Datasets, Financial Risk Analysis and Management, Quantitative Methods in Finance.
  • MapReduce, Hive and Pig courses, in NYC and Mountain view - May 2, 2012.
    MapR Hive makes Hadoop accessible to users who already know SQL. Pig is a data flow language for complex data transformation. This two-day course teaches you both tools and how to use them for many standard data processing and analysis tasks.



Academic/Research positions


  • RecSys Challenge 2012 - May 7, 2012.
    The RecSysChallenge 2012 features 2 tracks: the Benchmarking Track on Context-Aware Movie Recommendation, and the Exploratory Track on Scientific Paper Recommendation. Submissions due 8 June 2012.
  • The GitHub Data Challenge - May 6, 2012.
    The GitHub public timeline is now easy to query and analyze. With hundreds of thousands of events in the timeline every day, there are many stories to tell and visualize. Submith your graph and description by May 21.


News Briefs

CFP - Calls for Papers


Most damning is the lack of a single actual prediction (using Twitter). Every analysis on elections so far has been done after the fact. "I have not found a single paper predicting a future result," says Gayo-Avello.

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