KDnuggets™ News 13:n03, Feb 13

Features (9) | Software (6) | Webcasts (2) | Courses, Events (3) | Jobs (6) | Meetings (5) | Academic (1) | Competitions (4) | Publications (10) | NewsBriefs (4) | CFP (14) | Quote




Courses, Events



  • Sentiment Analysis Symposium, New York, May 8, 2013 - Feb 6, 2013.
    Attend the premier event covering social media and social intelligence for customer experience, finance, healthcare, market research, and media applications. Special discount for KDnuggets subscribers.
  • PAW: Predictive Analytics World Toronto, March 18-21, 2013 - Feb 6, 2013.
    Predictive Analytics World offers an unparalleled perspective on analytics, with 4 days of 20+ sessions, intensive workshops and extensive networking events for predictive analytics practitioners at every level of expertise. Special KDnuggets discount.
  • KDD-2013 Call for Papers - Feb 5, 2013.
    KDD-2013, 19th ACM SIGKDD Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference, is the premier conference on data mining and data science. KDD is a dual track conference hosting both a research track and an industrial/government track. Abstracts due Feb 15.
  • Big Data TechCon, Boston, Apr 8-10, Boston - Feb 4, 2013.
    Attend Big Data TechCon, April 8-10 in Boston, the HOW-TO conference for Big Data. Practical tutorials. Technical classes. Special KDnuggets discount. Early reg by Feb 22.
  • Hadoop Innovation Summit, Feb 20-21, San Diego Top Companies, KDnuggets discount - Feb 1, 2013.
    The Hadoop Innovation Summit, February 20-21 in San Diego is the ideal platform to share challenges and best practices with engineers and executives from top companies and pioneering Hadoop technologies. Exclusive offer for KDnuggets subscribers.

Academic/Research positions


  • Kaggle: Predicting Parkinson's Disease Progression with Smartphone Data - Feb 11, 2013.
    Can we objectively measure the symptoms of Parkinson's disease with a smartphone? Michael J. Fox Foundation developed a data collection app that uses smartphone sensors, and collected data from a group of Parkinson's patients and control subjects. Enter by Mar 26 and help millions of Parkinson's patients.
  • KDD-2013 Cup competition proposals - Feb 9, 2013.
    A good competition task should be practically useful, challenging, not require extensive domain knowledge, and have objective evaluated function. Of particular interest are non-traditional tasks/data that require novel techniques and/or thoughtful feature construction.
  • ACM SIGSPATIAL GISCUP Geo-Fencing Contest - Feb 4, 2013.
    The contest will focus on geo-fencing - a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area, widely used in location-based services, such as advertisements and child location services.
  • CrowdAnalytix: Predicting likelihood of Online purchases - Jan 30, 2013.
    The goal of this modeling contest is to predict the likelihood of online purchases using visits and purchases ecommerce data. Prizes for the Top 5 contestants on the private test set leaderboard.


News Briefs

CFP - Calls for Papers


Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln, born Feb 12, 1809.

via Brainy Quote. Also applicable to data preparation step in data mining.