KDnuggets™ News 13:n23, Sep 24

Features (8) | Software (3) | Webcasts (2) | Courses, Events (4) | Meetings (3) | Jobs (10) | Academic (3) | Competitions (1) | Publications (3) | Tweets (6) | NewsBriefs (3) | CFP (7) | Quote



  • BigML Machine Learning Made Easy, see it in action - Sep 17, 2013.
    I talked to BigML to learn about their "special sauce" and exciting advanced features such as decision forest ensembles, "Sunburst" visualization for decision trees, BigML PredictServer on AWS, text processing, and Multi-label prediction. See BigML it in action on Sep 25, and get a special KDnuggets discount.
  • KnowledgeMiner Insights Data Mining for Mac OS X: Ivakhnenko 100th Anniversary Giveaway - Sep 16, 2013.
    Marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of cybernetics pioneer Prof. Aleksey Ivakhnenko, KnowledgeMiner Software announces a 100% discount on its entry-level Insights Touch Edition, downloadable free only on September 18, 2013.
  • DMS Survey: Predictive Analytics in the Cloud 2013 - Sep 14, 2013.
    The survey asks about your experience with predictive analytics, what you think about the main use cases for predictive analytics in the cloud and also about drivers, obstacles, and the role of Big Data. Complete the survey to get the results and be eligible for an Amazon gift card.


  • Webinar: Data Mining: Failure to Launch [Oct 10] - Sep 23, 2013.
    Learn how to get started with predictive modeling and overcome strategic and tactical limitations that cause data mining projects to fall short of their potential. Next webinar is Oct 10.
  • Webinar: Credit Scorecard Development, Sep 26 - Sep 23, 2013.
    Join this webinar to learn how to create automated and scalable credit scoring processes, close-the-loop on risk data, and design and deploy origination and behaviour scorecards.

Courses, Events



Academic/Research positions


  • IEEE ICDM 2013 Data Mining competition: Expedia - Sep 18, 2013.
    The 2013 contest is focused on utilizing a large hotel search data set to rank search results as a means to increase sales. $25K in prizes will be awarded. Submissions due Nov 4.


Top Tweets

News Briefs

  • Andy Palmer Best Big Data Startups - Sep 17, 2013.
    Entrepreneur, investor and founding Vertica Systems CEO Andy Palmer shares his thoughts on most-important trends and promising startups in the data space.
  • Windows Azure looks for Cloud and Data Science Research Proposals - Sep 14, 2013.
    Microsoft Research asks for proposals from academic/non-profit researchers for the use of Windows Azure, on topics including community data services, streaming data to the cloud, machine learning in the cloud, environmental science, astronomy, genomics, and urban science. Next deadline is Oct 15.
  • SAP to buy predictive analytics firm KXEN (c comments) - Sep 11, 2013.
    SAP announced plans to acquire KXEN, a leading provider of predictive analytics technology for line-of-business users and analysts. Who will be the next acquisition target?

CFP - Calls for Papers


It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.

Arthur Conan Doyle