Massachusetts releases Big Data Report 2014
Massachusetts Big Data Report 2014 (free download) highlights state successes, including almost 500 Big Data companies, $2.5B invested, 5600 students graduating from 14 data science-related programs, and identifies key priorities and growth opportunities.
on Apr 30, 2014 in Big Data, Industry, Innovation, Massachusetts, Report
Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 28-29
9 Free Books for Learning Data Mining; Cartoon: Data Scientist Salary Negotiation; statsTeachR - great free resource; What every Data Scientist needs to know about SQL.
on Apr 30, 2014 in Cartoon, Data Scientist, Free ebook, R, SQL
KDnuggets Interview: Juan Miguel Lavista, Microsoft Data Science Team
We discuss Randomized Controlled Experiments, common errors during A/B testing, Correlation vs. Causality, Big Data Myths and setting up realistic expectations from Big Data and more...
on Apr 30, 2014 in A/B Testing, Big Data Hype, Correlation, Interview, Juan Lavista, Microsoft
KDnuggets 14:n10, Data Scientist Salary examined; Big Data Highlights; Michael Brodie Interview
Latest analytics/data mining news, including Features, Opinions, Software, News, Webcasts, Courses, Meetings, Jobs, Academic positions, Publications, Top Tweets, and CFP.
on Apr 30, 2014 in Cartoon, Data Scientist, Medicare, Michael Brodie
Cartoon: Data Scientist Salary Negotiation
New KDnuggets Cartoon looks at Data Scientist Salary Negotiation situation.
on Apr 29, 2014 in Cartoon, Data Scientist, Hadoop, Salary
PAW: Predictive Analytics World Toronto – New Data Paradigm
2014 means big changes for big data. Get ready for a fierce debate on the new data paradigm at Predictive Analytics World Toronto on May 15. Special KDnuggets discount.
on Apr 29, 2014 in PAW, Predictive Analytics World, Toronto-Canada
Big Data Leads Top Paying Skills
Big Data related skills led the list of top paying technical skills (six-figure salaries) in 2013. Several other useful insights are available in the Dice Tech Survey Report, available for free download.
on Apr 29, 2014 in Big Data, Career, Dice, R, Report, Salary, Skills
Big Data Innovation Summit 2014 Santa Clara: Highlights of Selected Talks on Day 2
Highlights from the presentations by big data technology practitioners from NYSE, Glassdoor, Slice and Paychex on day 2 of Big Data Innovation Summit 2014 in Santa Clara.
on Apr 29, 2014 in Big Data Summit, Glassdoor, Innovation, NYSE, Paychex, Santa Clara-CA, Slice
9 Free Books for Learning Data Mining and Data Analysis
Whether you are learning data science for the first time or refreshing your memory or catching up on latest trends, these free books will help you excel through self-study.
on Apr 29, 2014 in Alex Ivanovs, Algorithms, Analysis, Data Mining, Free ebook, Programming
New Poll: What data types/sources you analyzed in the past 12 months?
New KDnuggets Poll is asking: What data types/sources you analyzed in the past 12 months? Please vote on www.kdnuggets.com .
on Apr 29, 2014 in Data types, Poll
U. Cincinnati Analytics Summit 2014, May 23
Keynotes by Eric Siegel (PAW Founder) and Jack Levis (UPS Director of Process Management), Tracks on Predictive Analytics, Descriptive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, Social and Mobile Media Analytics.
on Apr 28, 2014 in Business Analytics, Cincinnati-OH, Eric Siegel, Summit
Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 25-27: Recommended Tutorials for Data Scientists; How One Woman Hid Her Pregnancy from Big Data
Recommended Tutorials for Data Scientists from PyCon 2014; How One Woman Hid Her Pregnancy from #BigData; MLTK: Machine Learning Toolkit in Java - free download; Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing.
on Apr 28, 2014 in Data Science Tutorial, Deep Learning, Java, Machine Learning, NLP, Pregnancy, Python
Upcoming Webcasts on Analytics, Big Data, Data Science – April 28 and beyond
Stuck in Traffic, Beyond Excel, Evolving Your BI Strategy, BLU Acceleration with Cognos, SAS and Cloudera, Analytically Speaking Featuring David Meintrup, Data Mining: Failure to Launch, and more.
on Apr 28, 2014 in Analytically Speaking, Bloor Group, Dan Ariely, IBM, JMP, SAS
KDnuggets Interview: Michael Brodie on Data Curation, Cloud Computing, Startup Quality, Verizon (part 2)
The second part of our exclusive interview focuses on Data Curation, Cloud Computing, Data Tamer and Jisto startups, and his experience as a chief Scientist of Verizon - and how that relates to teenager never tidying a room for 60 years.
on Apr 28, 2014 in Cloud Computing, Data Curation, Data Tamer, Jisto, Michael Brodie, Startups, Verizon, Virtualization
Where are your users? Geo-localization with KNIME
Learn how KNIME can help you improve user understanding through Geo-localization of IP addresses and dynamic visualization. Access free white paper for more details.
on Apr 28, 2014 in Data Visualization, free download, Geo-Localization, Knime, Rosaria Silipo
MLTK: Machine Learning Toolkit in Java – free download
MLTK is a collection of machine learning algorithms in Java, supporting Generalized Linear Models: Ridge, Lasso, Elastic Net, Regression Trees, Random Forests, and more. Free download under BSD license.
on Apr 27, 2014 in free download, Java, Machine Learning
KDD 2014 Workshops – the leading edge of Data Science Research
KDD 2014 workshops provide the forum for the leading-edge research on topics like Data Science for Social Good, Crowd Sensing, Mobile Health, Stream Mining, Data Ethics, Sports Analytics, Social Networks, and much more. Papers due in June.
on Apr 27, 2014 in ACM, KDD-2014, New York-NY, Workshops
Top stories for Apr 20-26
Elusive Data Scientists Driving High Salaries; Data Workflows for Machine Learning; New Book: Social Media Mining - free PDF download; Microsoft Expands Big Data Platform.
on Apr 27, 2014 in Data Scientist, Machine Learning, Microsoft, Paco Nathan, Salary, Social Media Analytics
Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 23-24: It does look similar, but …; Why people are bad at technology predictions
#BigData Cartoon: "It does look similar - but this one is powered by Hadoop"; Great list: 9 Python Machine Learning Books; Why people are bad at technology predictions; Too busy recommending things to experience them.
on Apr 25, 2014 in Cartoon, Hadoop, Machine Learning, Python, Quantum Computing
Exclusive Interview: David Stringfellow, Chief Economist, State Utah Auditor
We discuss Analytics for Public Policy decisions, responsibilities of Utah Chief Data Officer, crowdsourcing analytics for resolving Government problems and most important skills for data science practitioners.
on Apr 25, 2014 in Crowdsourcing, David Stringfellow, Economist, Government, Privacy, Public Policy, Skills, Utah
Big Data Innovation Summit 2014 Santa Clara: Highlights of Selected Talks on Day 1
Highlights from the presentations by big data technology practitioners from eBay, YarcData, LinkedIn, Trulia, and other leading companies on day 1 of Big Data Innovation Summit 2014 in Santa Clara.
on Apr 25, 2014 in Big Data Summit, eBay, Highlights, Innovation, LinkedIn, Santa Clara-CA, Trulia
Data Mining Medicare Data – What Can We Find?
Medicare released detailed reimbursement data for 2012: $77 billion paid to more than 880,000 health care providers, by doctor and procedure.We take an initial look and find large variances and potential indicators of fraud.
on Apr 24, 2014 in Data Mining, Fraud Detection, Healthcare, Medicare
USC Marshall MS in Business Analytics
USC Marshall new MS in Business Analytics will give you the tools to leverage big and unstructured data for effective decision-making - study full or part-time, and customize your degree to your career goals.
on Apr 24, 2014 in Los Angeles-CA, MS in Business Analytics, USC
Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 21-22
Sweet! Chocolate Consumption strongly correlated to Nobel Prizes; Cheat Sheets for Data Scientists; New Book: Social Media Mining - free PDF download; Elusive Data Scientists Driving High Salaries.
on Apr 23, 2014 in Cheat Sheet, Chocolate, Microsoft, Nobel, Salary, Social Media Analytics
Are Big Data and Privacy at odds? FICO Interview
We discuss privacy, FICO scores, balancing predictive power and non-discrimination, whether technology bringing big data and privacy closer, and most important privacy issues for FICO.
on Apr 23, 2014 in Andrew Jennings, Credit Risk, FICO, Marketplace, Privacy
Big Data Innovation Summit 2014: Highlights of Keynote Speeches on Day 2
Highlights from keynote speeches by big data experts from Facebook, RedPoint Global, Quintiles, Samsung, GMU, PayPal, and others on Day 2 of Big Data Innovation Summit 2014 in Santa Clara.
on Apr 23, 2014 in Big Data Summit, Hadoop 2.0, Highlights, IE Group, Innovation, Keynote Speech, Santa Clara-CA
Big Data Innovation Summit 2014: Highlights of Keynote Speeches on Day 1
Highlights from keynote speeches by big data technology leaders from industry and academia on first day of Big Data Innovation Summit 2014 in Santa Clara.
on Apr 23, 2014 in Big Data Summit, Highlights, Innovation, Keynote Speech, Santa Clara-CA
SIGKDD Data Science/Data Mining PhD Dissertation Award – Nominations Due Apr 30
This annual award by ACM SIGKDD seeks to recognize outstanding research by doctoral candidates in the field of data mining, data science, and knowledge discovery. Nominations due Apr 30.
on Apr 23, 2014 in ACM, Awards, Dissertation, SIGKDD
MMDS 2014: Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets, Berkeley
The MMDS 2014 workshop (Berkeley, June 17-20) will bring top researchers to address algorithmic, mathematical, and statistical challenges in modern statistical data analysis. Early registration deadline May 1.
on Apr 22, 2014 in Berkeley-CA, Massive Datasets, MMDS, Workshop
New Book: Social Media Mining – free PDF download
Social Media Mining integrates social media, social network analysis, and data mining to enable students, practitioners, researchers, and managers to understand the basics and potentials of this field.
on Apr 22, 2014 in Book, Free ebook, Huan Liu, Social Media, Social Media Analytics
TESC Online, Affordable MBA in Data Analytics – Recharge Your Career
This online program enables graduates to use advanced data analytics to drive continuous improvement in business and organizations, and lets you earn credit for professional certifications/expertise.
on Apr 22, 2014 in MBA, Online Education, TESC, Trenton-NJ
Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 18-20
Cross-validation pitfalls for regression/classification and how to avoid them; Data Workflows for Machine Learning ; Apache Spark, the hot new trend in Big Data ; Visual Analysis Best Practices - download a free guidebook from Tableau.
on Apr 22, 2014 in Apache Spark, Cross-validation, Machine Learning, Tableau
Upcoming Webcasts on Analytics, Big Data, Data Science – April 21 and beyond
Traditional RDBMS Wisdom is All Wrong, What Is Hadoop and Where Is It Going, Trupanion and SiSense, Measuring Skill Level and Optimizing Player-Matching Algorithms in Online Games, and Analytically Speaking Featuring David Meintrup.
on Apr 21, 2014 in Hadoop, Michael Stonebraker, Pivotal, Sisense, Wharton
Microsoft Expands Big Data Platform
Microsoft expands its data platform with 3 major features: SQL Server 2014 with in-memory technology, Azure Intelligent Systems Service, and Analytics Platform System - SQL Server + Hadoop. New CEO Satya gives low-key but impressive presentation.
on Apr 21, 2014 in Hadoop, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure, Quentin Clark, Satya Nadella, SQL Server
Exclusive Interview: Michael Brodie, Leading Database Researcher, Industry Leader, Thinker
We discuss the most important database research advances, industry developments, role of relational, NoSQL, Graph databases, Computing Reality, and more.
on Apr 21, 2014 in Computing Reality, Hadoop, Interview, Michael Brodie, NoSQL, Relational Databases
Elusive Data Scientists Driving High Salaries
Recent study tracks experience, salary, industry and location of Data scientists, finds they are earning base salaries over $200K. Download free report.
on Apr 21, 2014 in Burtch Works, Data Scientist, free download, Salary, Survey
Data Workflows for Machine Learning
Paco Nathan compares several open source frameworks for Machine Learning workflows, including KNIME, IPython Notebook and related libraries, Cascading, Cascalog, and Spark/MLbase, and proposes 9 criteria to evaluate the best alternatives.
on Apr 20, 2014 in Data Workflow, IPython, Knime, Machine Learning, Paco Nathan
Top stories for Apr 13-19
Top LinkedIn Groups in 2014 for Analytics, Big Data, Data Science; Data Analytics Handbook, free download; Apache Spark, the hot new trend in Big Data; GoodData Open Analytics Platform.
on Apr 20, 2014 in Apache Spark, GoodData, LinkedIn Groups
Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 16-17
Scikit-Learn: a great python library for machine learning; A map of where nobody lives in the US; Apache Spark, the hot new trend in Big Data ; NYU @aghose on Est. Demand for Mobile Apps - Learn more: NYU Stern MS in Biz Analytics.
on Apr 19, 2014 in Apache Spark, MS in Business Analytics, NYU, Python, scikit-learn, US Census
Apache Spark, the hot new trend in Big Data
Spark solves similar problems as Hadoop MapReduce does but with a fast in-memory approach and a clean functional style API. Leveraging Hadoop Yarn, Alpine has made it very simple to get started with Spark.
on Apr 18, 2014 in Alpine, Apache Spark, Hadoop, YARN
Big Data TechCon – Great How-To Conference
The recent BigData TechCon conference in Boston featured practical, how-to classes and tutorials for IT and Big Data professionals. It is the how-to training conference for professionals implementing and analyzing Big Data.
on Apr 17, 2014 in Big Data, Boston-MA, Conference, Techcon
Exclusive Interview: Peter Bruce, President Statistics.com
We discuss the mission of Statistics.com, selection of analytics courses and certificates, the future of analytics education, MOOCs, are Statistics disconnected from Big Data, the role of a data scientist, and more.
on Apr 17, 2014 in Analytics, Certificate, MOOC, Online Education, Peter Bruce, Predictions, Statisticians, Statistics.com
UC Berkeley Master of Information and Data Science, Online
This online degree is for professionals who want to become leaders in the field of data science. Students benefit from UC Berkeley strong ties to Silicon Valley and multidisciplinary approach that teaches the entire data life cycle.
on Apr 17, 2014 in Data Science, Master of Science, Online Education, UC Berkeley
Examining GoodData Open Analytics Platform
KDnuggets examines the main features of GoodData Open Analytics Platform, its users, how it compares to competition, and future plans.
on Apr 16, 2014 in API, GoodData, Open Analytics, Platform, San Francisco-CA
Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 14-15
9 Free Books for Learning Data Mining and Data Science; Coursera #DataScience Specialization: 10 courses from JHU; Top LinkedIn Groups in 2014 for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science; EMC Data Science and Big Data Analytics Offer.
on Apr 16, 2014 in Coursera, Data Science Education, EMC, Free ebook, LinkedIn
KDnuggets 14:n09: Top LinkedIn Groups in 2014; Big Data Vendor Analysis; Teaching Machine Learning
Latest analytics, data mining, and data science stories, including Features, Opinions, Software, News, Webcasts, Courses, Meetings, Jobs, Academic positions, Publications, Tweets, CFP.
on Apr 16, 2014 in Big Data Vendors, EMC, LinkedIn, Startups, Timeline
Vendor-Neutral Hands-On Training in Data Mining [ Wash-DC, May | Denver-CO, July ]
Successful analytics in the big data era does not start with data and software, but with immersive hands-on training and goal-driven strategy. Get this training from The Modeling Agency.
on Apr 15, 2014 in Data Analytics, Denver-CO, TMA, Washington-DC
Webinar: Data Mining: Failure to Launch [Apr 17]
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 Apr 17.
on Apr 15, 2014 in Data Mining, Failure to Launch, TMA, Webinar
PAW: Predictive Analytics World, Toronto, May 12-15
Predictive Analytics World in Toronto brings you the leading experts in predictive analytics, with keynotes from top speakers. Join PAW and access the best keynotes, sessions, workshops, and more. Bonus: tips on getting approval to attend.
on Apr 15, 2014 in Greta Roberts, John Elder, PAW, Predictive Analytics World, Toronto-Canada
Oracle Academy – Teaching Students Around The World
Oracle academy teaches millions on students around the world, supports Oracle and open-source applications, with courses ranging from computer science for kids to Big Data education.
on Apr 15, 2014 in Bootcamp, Khan Academy, Online Education, Open Source, Oracle, Oracle Academy
EMC Data Science and Big Data Analytics Offer
Gain the skills to become an immediate contributor on a data science team - get EMC Starter Kit or get instructor-led training in Big Data Analytics, now 50% off until May 15 with special code.
on Apr 15, 2014 in Data Science Education, EMC, Online Education
Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 11-13: Influential Data Scientists on Twitter; Data Analytics Handbook – free download
Influential Data Scientists on Twitter and what they do now; Data Analytics Handbook - Interviews with Data Scientists and CEO, free download; An Introduction to Deep Learning in Java; #BigData Salaries for Data Analysts, Data Scientists, DBAs
on Apr 14, 2014 in Data Scientist, Deep Learning, free download, Interview, Java, Salary, Twitter
Top LinkedIn Groups in 2014 for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science
We analyze Top 30 LinkedIn Groups for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science. Overall activity drops about 25%, but membership growth accelerates in Q4 2013. We identify 4 group quadrants and find which groups are fastest growing and most active.
on Apr 14, 2014 in LinkedIn, LinkedIn Groups, Top 30
Top stories for Apr 6-12
Learning and Teaching Machine Learning: A Personal Journey; Interactive Big Data Timeline; Big Data Vendor Analysis; Beyond the Science of Data Science.
on Apr 13, 2014 in Big Data Market, Machine Learning, Teaching, Timeline
Data Analytics Handbook – Interviews with Data Scientists and Tech Leaders, free download
A young team of UC Berkeley students produced a Data Analytics Handbook - free to download, featuring interviews with data scientists and tech leaders from leading companies including LinkedIn, Cloudera, Facebook, Yelp, and Flurry.
on Apr 12, 2014 in Cloudera, Data Analytics, Facebook, Handbook, Interview, LinkedIn, Yelp
Vincent Granville Data Science Book
The Data Science book from Analytic Bridge founder Vincent Granville shows you what employers want and the skill set that separates the quality data scientist from other IT professionals.
on Apr 12, 2014 in Analytic Bridge, Book, Vincent Granville
Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 9-10: MLlib: Scalable Machine Learning on Spark; Ensemble methods overview
MLlib: Scalable Machine Learning on Spark (free ebook); Ensemble methods usually give best results in Machine Learning - an overview; Prediction.io open source machine learning server ; Maslow Hierarchy of Analytical Needs - too clever?
on Apr 11, 2014 in Apache Spark, Ensemble Methods, Maslow Hierarchy, MLlib, PredictionIO
SiSense Crowd Accelerated BI
We examine SiSense Crowd Accelerated BI - an innovative approach which paradoxically enables faster response as the number of users grows.
on Apr 11, 2014 in Cache, In-Memory Computing, Sisense
Prediction.io open source machine learning server
Prediction.io is an open source machine learning server for predictive solutions, such as personalization or recommendations, built on top of scalable frameworks such as Hadoop and Cascading - ready to handle Big Data.
on Apr 10, 2014 in Machine Learning, Open Source, Personalization, PredictionIO, Recommendation Engine
Upcoming Webcasts on Analytics, Big Data, Data Science – April 10 and beyond
In-Database Scalable R & Python, Why Analytics Belongs in the Cloud, Data Mining: Failure To Launch, Pivotal Big Data Suite, What Is Hadoop and Where Is It Going, Optimizing Player-Matching Algorithms in Online Games, and more.
on Apr 10, 2014 in Hadoop, Online Games, Pivotal, R, SciDB, WCAI, Webcast
Open Analytics NYC Summit May 8
Open Analytics Summits are a great place for CTOs, Engineers, Developers, Data Scientists, and others to connect, network, and learn about open source technologies and big data analytics. Early reg by Apr 18 + KDnuggets discount.
on Apr 10, 2014 in New York-NY, Open Analytics, Open Source
Big Data Vendor Analysis
The Big Data market in hardware, software, and services reached $18.6 billion in 2013. We analyze the vendor data and identify 4 main clusters of Big Data companies.
on Apr 10, 2014 in Big Data Market, Big Data Services, Big Data Software, IBM, Palantir, SAP, SAS, Wikibon
Salford Hands On Data Mining Mini Training, San Diego, April 25
Attend this mini-training to get step-by-step instruction for the most popular data mining techniques, and walk away with the models you create, ready to start your own data projects.
on Apr 9, 2014 in Data Mining Training, Salford Systems, San Diego-CA
Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 7-8: Beware of P values – they are not reliable; The Data Scientist Toolbox online course
Data scientists beware: P values are not reliable; The Data Scientist Toolbox course - online at Coursera; Beyond the Science of Data Science; EU recommends changing copyright law to enable scientific text data mining.
on Apr 9, 2014 in Copyright Law, Coursera, European Commission, P-value
Interactive Big Data Timeline
A very interesting interactive Big Data timeline takes you from the beginning of information overload in 1880s to Business Intelligence, World Wide Web, Hadoop, Cloud, and more.
on Apr 8, 2014 in 3Vs of Big Data, ERP, Gil Press, Hadoop, IBM, Information Overload, Timeline
March Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining Acquisitions and Startups Activity
March 2014 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Vizify, Echo Nest, Coinalytics, VoltDB, Platfora, Dell buys Statsoft, Vicarious, RelateIQ, Cloudera.
on Apr 8, 2014 in Acquisitions, Cloudera, Dell, Platfora, Startups, StatSoft, Vicarious, Vizify, VoltDB
Beyond the Science of Data Science
The difference between what is required being a successful analytics consultant and what is taught in school.
on Apr 8, 2014 in Analytics Consultant, Data Science, Graph Theory, Network Maps
Useful Business Analytics Summit in Boston, June 10-11
Join the Useful Business Analytics Summit (Boston, June 10-11), the unique conference where corporate peers can meet and determine how USEFUL analytics can improve business decision making. Special KDnuggets discount and early bird by Apr 18.
on Apr 8, 2014 in Boston-MA, Business Analytics, Data-Driven Business, Summit
Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 4-6: Apache Spark – a Fast #BigData Analytics Engine; Facebook #DataScience tools
Apache Spark - a Fast #BigData Analytics Engine - very good, detailed overview! Facebook #DataScience team releases open-source tools; Top #BigData start-ups by employee satisfaction; My answer to "Which will be better for career prospects in Machine Learning".
on Apr 7, 2014 in Apache Spark, DataStax, Facebook, Georgia Tech, Machine Learning, MongoDB, Startups
CEOWorld Top Big Data Executives and Experts to Follow on Twitter
Another list of 64 Top Big Data Execs and Experts on Twitter from CEO World is lead by Hilary Mason (@hmason), @todd_park, @SethGrimes, Cindi Howson (@biscorecard), and Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (@kdnuggets).
on Apr 7, 2014 in Big Data, Experts, Gregory Piatetsky, KDnuggets Honors, Twitter
Book Review: Data Just Right
An introduction to technology and software at play in the current quest to define the Big Data Analytics computing paradigm, the book Data Just Right is reviewed in detail here.
on Apr 7, 2014 in Apache Mahout, Book, Hadoop, Machine Learning, Pig, Python, R, Review
Additions to KDnuggets Directory in March
MLconf (NYC), Customer Analytics (Philadelphia), AnalyticsWorld (Chicago), Useful Business Analytics Summit (Boston), CBIG Consulting, QueBIT, and other meetings, companies, and education in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science.
on Apr 7, 2014 in Added to KDnuggets, Boston-MA, Consulting, Data Science Education, Meetings
Top stories for Mar 30 – Apr 5: Exclusive Interview – LinkedIn Economic Graph
Is Data Scientist the right career path - Candid advice; Exclusive: Interview with Sriram Sankar - LinkedIn Economic Graph; Information Management 10 More Big Data Companies; Top stories in March: Machine Learning in 7 Pictures.
on Apr 6, 2014 in Career, Companies, Data Scientist, Economic Graph, LinkedIn
VAST Visual Analytics Challenge 2014: Visualization and Crime-Solving
VAST Challenge 2014 involves three mini-challenges that focus on text, location, and streaming data analysis, and an overall Grand Challenge to test your skills. Submit entries before July 8.
on Apr 5, 2014 in Challenge, Competition, VAST, Visual Analytics
Learning and Teaching Machine Learning: A Personal Journey
Joseph Barr examines history and origins of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and recounts his personal journey from statistics to industry to teaching machine learning and running R on Unix clusters.
on Apr 5, 2014 in Analytics, Machine Learning, Perceptron, Statistics
Three ways to extract business value from analytics
Data Driven Business recently interviewed 9 corporate analytics experts from companies like Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal Paris, and Google about current trends in analytics and what companies should focus on in 2014 and found 3 main area of focus.
on Apr 4, 2014 in Business Value, Data Integration, Data Leadership, Decision Making, Personalization
Employee Churn 201: Calculating Employee Value
Much has been written about customer churn. This post examines employee churn - an equally important problem and its unique dynamics.
on Apr 4, 2014 in Employee Churn, Employee Value, GitHub, Pasha Roberts, R, Talent Analytics
Madrid Summer School 2014 on Advanced Statistics and Data Mining
The annual summer school on "Advanced Statistics and Data Mining" will be held in English, in Madrid, Spain, June 23 - July 4, and will include 12 courses on latest and most important topics. Registration is OPEN and you can register for each course independently.
on Apr 4, 2014 in Advanced Statistics, Data Mining, Madrid-Spain, Summer School
HP Perspective on Big Data and Analytics: Interview with Mazhar Hussain
KDnuggets talks with Mazhar Hussain, HP Big Data & Analytics Services Leader, on key topics for the industry and 4 next big areas in Big Data.
on Apr 3, 2014 in Apache Spark, HP, Internet of Things, Privacy, Security, Vertica
DataScience Central competition: Automate jackknife regression
Data Science Central holds a competition to get statisticians more involved in Data Science - create a black-box, automated, easy-to-interpret, sample-based, robust technique called jackknife regression.
on Apr 3, 2014 in Competition, Data Science Central, Regression, Statistics
Upcoming Webcasts on Analytics, Big Data, Data Science – April 3 and beyond
HP Vertica, Hadoop Data Warehouse with Impala, In-Database Scalable R & Python, Data Mining Failure To Launch, What Is Hadoop and Where Is It Going, and more.
on Apr 3, 2014 in Hadoop, HP Vertica, In-Database, Python Tutorial, R
KDnuggets 14:n08, Is Data Scientist the right career path for you? FiveThirtyEight stumbles
Latest analytics/data mining news, including candid advice on Data Scientist career, FiveThirtyEight stumbles on climate change, Boston Panel on Next Big Thing in Big Data, and White House/MIT Big Data Privacy Workshop report.
on Apr 3, 2014 in Big Data, Career, Data Scientist, FiveThirtyEight, MIT, Next Big Thing, Privacy, White House
Webcast – Analytically Speaking featuring Rob Reul
Focusing on customer intelligence research, including why customer satisfaction is not enough; survey analysis and the role of interactive data visualization; and the importance of choice experiments.
on Apr 2, 2014 in Customer Analytics, JMP, Survey, Webcast
Top KDnuggets tweets, Mar 31 – Apr 1: Experfy marketplace for Data Science projects; Event Recommendation in Python
Experfy launches a marketplace for #DataScience projects; Machine Learning Project: Event Recommendation in Python ; Anyone can see your email address on LinkedIn with this Chrome extension; 5 reasons to use R: free, popularity, power, flexibility, support.
on Apr 2, 2014 in Experfy, LinkedIn, Machine Learning, Marketplace, Python, R
Exclusive: Interview with Sriram Sankar – LinkedIn Economic Graph
KDnuggets talks with Sriram Sankar, Principal Staff Engineer at LinkedIn about LinkedIn’s “Economic Graph”, Entity-Oriented Search, and the biggest challenges towards delivering relevant, personalized search results.
on Apr 2, 2014 in Economic Graph, Entity-Oriented Search, Knowledge Graph, LinkedIn, Search Infrastructure
SAS Competition for Top Data Scientist in UK, Ireland
The contest, open to the academic and business communities, aims to find UK and Ireland best talent in analytics and data science. The goal is to produce an innovative forecast of energy demand.
on Apr 2, 2014 in Competition, Energy, Ireland, Open Data, SAS, UK
Book: Visual Analytics of Movement
This new book is about the exciting possibilities created by visual analytics for anyone interested in understanding movement, analyzing movement, or simply make decisions influenced by the way people, animals, and objects move.
on Apr 2, 2014 in Book, Developers, Movement, Researchers, Spatial, Visual Analytics
April-July 2014 Meetings in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science
Coming soon - Big Data Innovation Summit (Santa Clara), MLconf NYC, SDM 13, PAW Toronto, PAKDD, AnalyticsWorld Chicago, Future of Consumer Intelligence, Useful Business Analytics Boston, and many more.
on Apr 1, 2014 in Business, Chicago-IL, Innovation, Philadelphia-PA, San Francisco-CA, Summit, Toronto-Canada
Forrester Research: Build Trusted Data with Data Quality
Key takeaways of the report include: How managing data quality brings IT and the business closer together, Different data quality definitions, and advantages of transparency in data quality.
on Apr 1, 2014 in Data Quality, Forrester, Lavastorm, Report