KDnuggets™ News 13:n13, May 22

Features (11) | Software (1) | Webcasts (4) | Courses, Events (2) | Jobs (11) | Academic (1) | Competitions (3) | Publications (5) | Tweets (6) | NewsBriefs (1) | CFP (26) | Quote



  • Alteryx Instant Analytics - Project Edition Free Version - May 9, 2013.
    The new Project Edition of Alteryx Strategic Analytics provides the opportunity for the underserved Data Artisans to experience Alteryx by providing a powerful, free instant analytics platform to complete their next business critical analytics projects faster.


Courses, Events

  • TMA Courses in Data Analytics [June: Denver; Aug: San Jose] - May 21, 2013.
    Get up to speed in data mining faster and more effectively than with any other training program available. Next courses in Denver, CO and San Jose, CA.
  • Northwestern Online MS in Predictive Analytics - May 14, 2013.
    Prepare for leadership-level career opportunities, learn from distinguished Northwestern faculty and industry experts, and build statistical and analytic expertise as well as the management and leadership skills. You can earn Northwestern MS degree entirely online.


  • Sr. Consultant, Analytics at Epsilon, Atlanta, GA - May 20, 2013.
    Interact with clients to understand their business needs, and then work with our team to develop an analytical solution to those problems. Be evangelist for CRM and analytical methods.
  • Data Scientist at Knewton, New York, NY - May 19, 2013.
    Knewton is building the world's most powerful adaptive learning engine, with the goal of making personalized and engaging education available to all. You will work with decision makers across the company to provide actionable, data-driven answers to their most challenging problems.
  • Senior Statistician, Marketing Analytics at Chase, Columbus, OH - May 16, 2013.
    Work on challenging analytical projects/questions with a potential of significant impact to the business. Typically these problems will be of an unstructured nature, and the analyst will be expected to quickly assess the situation and develop a practical problem solving strategy.
  • Data Scientist at Apple, Cupertino, CA - May 15, 2013.
    Apple has a tremendous amount of data, and we have just scratched the surface in pattern detection, anomaly detection, predictive modeling, and optimization. There are many exciting problems to be discovered and solved.
  • Data Mining Scientist at Apple, Austin, TX - May 15, 2013.
    An outstanding data mining scientist, designing, developing, and fielding data mining solutions that have direct and measurable impact to Apple.
  • Fraud Data Analyst, 230930 at Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St Louis, MO - May 14, 2013.
    "Do Not Pay" is the US Treasury to identify, reduce, and prevent improper payments. Work on completing robust data analytics on federal payment data to identify potential fraud. US Citizenship required
  • Business Analyst at Amazon, Seattle, WA - May 10, 2013.
    A proven self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and passionate about using data to drive decisions. Deal with ambiguity and make independent decisions about what data is best for the task at hand.
  • Data Scientist at Amazon, Seattle, WA - May 10, 2013.
    This is a high impact role in a talented and close knit team of data scientists, analysts, engineers and product managers who are helping define the next generation of Ad Tech and influencing marketing decisions across the globe.
  • Research Scientist at DuPont Pioneer, Johnston, IA - May 9, 2013.
    Have an extensive background in machine learning and data mining and a strong passion for inventing, applying, and evaluating algorithms to extract knowledge from large data sets.
  • Software Engineering Data Scientist at Apple, Cupertino - May 8, 2013.
    Designing, developing, and fielding data mining solutions that have direct and measurable impact to Apple. Combine a broad knowledge of existing data mining algorithms and creativity to invent and customize when necessary.
  • Security Data Analyst/Scientist at Zions Bancorporation, Salt Lake City, UT - May 8, 2013.
    Collect and analyze operational security data; prepare reports and recommendations; develop, maintain, and ensure data quality control.

Academic/Research positions


  • Innocentive: Big Ideas for Unlocking The Power of Big Data - May 19, 2013.
    Ideation Challenge, seeking an overview of actionable concepts for leveraging big data in certain applications, identifying potential partners that can help develop Big Data opportunities. Deadline June 15.
  • ICDM 2013: Call for Data Mining Contest Proposals - May 14, 2013.
    The Data Mining Contest is an integral part of the ICDM conference and provides an opportunity for teams of scientists and domain experts to compete in order to develop data mining techniques for real-world applications. Submissions due June 7
  • Kaggle Competition and Tutorial: Facial Keypoints Detection - May 8, 2013.
    Identify the key points in facial images that vary by many different factors. This competition also provides a benchmark dataset and R Tutorial to get going on facial image analysis.


Top Tweets

News Briefs

  • Viscovery 6.0 Visual Data-Mining Platform - May 16, 2013.
    Viscovery Visual data mining software suite is designed to help customers uncover high-value insights and interesting attributes in very high-dimensional data. Free trial.

CFP - Calls for Papers


Gregory's posts about big data are exceptionally well-phrased, and they feature a nice mix of what he has to say and - through links - what others have to say. Jim Connoly on @kdnuggets, which was voted the Best Big Data Twitter Account.