KDnuggets™ News 13:n05, Feb 27

Features (6) | Software (1) | Webcasts (3) | Courses, Events (2) | Jobs (5) | Academic (1) | Competitions (2) | Publications (3) | Tweets (3) | NewsBriefs (1) | CFP (16) | Quote


  • Salary/Income of Analytics/Data Mining/Data Science professionals - Feb 26, 2013.
    The big demand for analytics, data mining, and data science professionals led to a significant jump in their salaries in 2013. Salaries are highest in US, Australia/NZ, and among self-employed and industry data scientists. See details.
  • Industry Analysts for Analytics, BI, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science - Feb 22, 2013.
    Here is my list of key industry analysts who cover the field of Analytics, BI/Business Intelligence, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science and related areas. Who do you follow?
  • Data Science and its relationship to Big Data and Data-Driven Decision Making - Feb 20, 2013.
    Two leading data science and machine learning researchers examine the relationship of data science to other important related concepts, and to begin to identify the fundamental principles underlying data science. What will be Big Data 2.0?
  • PAW: Predictive Analytics World San Francisco Early Bird expires Mar 1 - Feb 25, 2013.
    Predictive Analytics World San Francisco (April 14-19, 2013) is the leading predictive analytics event, packed with experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders. See what your peers are saying, but hurry - early bird rates expires March 1.
  • Four Reasons to Read the New Book "Predictive Analytics" - Feb 26, 2013.
    Eric Siegel's breakout book, "Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die" has been called "The Freakonomics of big data," and "the definitive book of this industry" that is "an operating manual for 21st century life."
  • Top news for Feb 17-23 - Feb 24, 2013.
    Analytics Education Boom - Trends and Overview; Two leading researchers look at Data Science and Big Data; Free, Upcoming online courses: Data Analysis, R, Statistics, Machine Learning, Analytics;
    Top jobs: Data Mining Scientist at Apple; Data Scientist at Sybron Dental



Courses, Events


Academic/Research positions


  • German Traffic Sign Detection Competition - Feb 26, 2013.
    The German Traffic Sign Detection Benchmark is a multi-class detection problem in natural images. Competition results will be presented at the IJCNN 2013.
  • Visualise Open Government Data - Feb 23, 2013.
    What can you do with the thousands of open government datasets? Google and Open Knowledge Foundation are launching a competition to find the best dataviz. Enter by Apr 2.


Top Tweets

News Briefs

  • Infosys BigDataEdge platform for Big Data analytics - Feb 24, 2013.
    Infosys BigDataEdge includes a rich visual interface with more than 50 customizable dashboards and 250 built-in algorithms, over 50 data source connectors, and applications for fraud analytics, CRM, and other industries.

CFP - Calls for Papers


Businessweek's haiku review of Eric Siegel's "Predictive Analytics" book:

Companies agree
With what your ex always said:
You're predictable.