KDnuggets™ News 13:n27, Nov 13

Features (10) | Software (4) | Webcasts (3) | Courses, Events (5) | Meetings (3) | Jobs (7) | Academic (4) | Competitions (2) | Publications (4) | Tweets (6) | NewsBriefs (3) | CFP (5) | Quote




Courses, Events

  • Stanford Big Data Mining, Finance, Statistics Courses Online - Nov 5, 2013.
    "Big data" needs YOU! Stanford University certificates in data mining and statistics give you the knowledge, and credential, to prove you are the best for the job. Enroll for winter quarter courses thru Dec 9.
  • NYU Stern MS in Business Analytics - Nov 11, 2013.
    NYU Stern MS in Business Analytics is for experienced professionals, and teaches in 5 intensive 1-2 week sessions how to understand the role of evidence-based data in decision-making and to leverage data as a valuable and predictive strategic asset.
  • Learn Data Science in 12 Intense Weeks at Zipfian Academy - Nov 9, 2013.
    Zipfian Academy is a school teaching data science through an immersive 12-week program in San Francisco. Learn with hands-on projects and data scientist mentors, and connect with top Bay area companies. Applications accepted now for Winter cohort (Jan 26 - Apr 11, 2014).
  • Salford Systems Data Mining Training, online or on-site, Dec 11-13 - Nov 3, 2013.
    Salford Systems will be offering an online option for their annual data mining training course, covering exactly the same material as for those attending in-person. Dec 11-13, 2013.
  • Online MS in Data Analytics CUNY SPS - Nov 1, 2013.
    The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) offers a fully online, low-cost MS in Data Analytics program that prepares graduates to manage, identify patterns and draw insights from large amounts of data.



Academic/Research positions


  • Yandex Personalized Web Search Challenge - Nov 12, 2013.
    The challenge ask participants to re-rank URLs of each SERP returned by the search engine according to the personal preferences of the users - personalize search using the long-term (user history based) and short-term (session-based) user context.
  • NineSigma RFP: Numerical Data Retrieval Algorithm Using Natural Language - Nov 7, 2013.
    NineSigma is seeking a software algorithm that uses a natural language query to retrieve matching results from large-scale time-series data sets created from measurements taken at industrial plant facilities. Submit by Nov 25.


  • New dataset: London Pulse: Medical Officer of Health Reports, 1848-1972 - Nov 7, 2013.
    They contain personal accounts by the Medical Officers and statistical data in the form of graphs, tables and charts, offering a rich source of material for public health research.
  • 4 Steps to Successfully Evaluating Business Analytics Software - Nov 7, 2013.
    Find out 4 Steps to successfully evaluating business analytics software: the differences between BI/Analytics stacks, how to choose technology that will scale to your long-term requirements, and more.
  • Big Data Top-Read Articles - Nov 6, 2013.
    The most read articles include why Why Big Data Won't Cure Us, Data Science and its Relationship to Big Data, The Quantified Self, and Apache Drill: Interactive Ad-Hoc Analysis at Scale.
  • LIONbook Chapter 12: Top-down clustering: K-means - Oct 31, 2013.
    The LIONbook on machine learning and optimization, written by co-founders of LionSolver software, is provided free for personal and non-profit usage. Chapter 11 looks at Top-down clustering: K-means.

Top Tweets

News Briefs

  • KPMG Capital Investment Fund for Big Data and Analytics - Nov 12, 2013.
    KPMG Capital will support technology partnerships, strategic alliances and the recruitment of top talent to create new Data and Analytics solutions. Currently, 69% of business leaders see data and analytics as strategically important, but only 4% say their company is using them effectively.
  • October Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining companies and startups activity - Nov 7, 2013.
    The October 2013 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Monsanto buys Climate Corp for $1.1B, MongoDB raises $150M, Facebook buys Onavo, Pivotal buys Xtreme Labs.
  • RapidMiner gets $5M funding, rebrands, plans expansion - Nov 4, 2013.
    RapidMiner, formerly Rapid-I, raised $5M from VCs that backed MySQL; Rebrands as RapidMiner with a new web site, renaming of predictive analytics product line; moves headquarters to Boston.

CFP - Calls for Papers


Data Science analytics are a lot like broccoli - fractal in nature in both time and construction. From Booz Allen "Field Guide to Data Science"