KDnuggets™ News 14:n01, Jan 8

Features (13) | Software (2) | Courses, Events (1) | Meetings (4) | Jobs (5) | Academic (1) | Competitions (1) | Publications (7) | Tweets (6) | NewsBriefs (3) | CFP (14) | Quote



Courses, Events

  • CUNY Online MS in Data Analytics - Jan 7, 2014.
    CUNY SPS offers a fully online and affordable MS in Data Analytics that prepares graduates to manage and analyze Big Data. Learn more in Jan 14 info session.



Academic/Research positions


  • UMich Competition graduate students / post docs using SEARCH - Dec 19, 2013.
    SEARCH is a statistical technique for understanding complex interactions among explanatory variables in describing a wide variety of phenomena. Awards for US grad students/postdocs trying to understand complex interactions in large databases.


  • IEEE Rock Stars of Big Data Presentations - Jan 7, 2014.
    This event, held at the Computer History Museum in Oct 2013, attracted a sold-out crowd who listened to 9 excellent speakers and leaders in the field - here are the presentations.
  • Alpine Data Labs 2014 Predictions - Dec 27, 2013.
    Data science is permeating every facet of our daily lives - from our culture to our classrooms. Look for data science to make an even greater impact in 2014.
  • Highlights of Data Marketing 2013 Conference in Toronto - Dec 26, 2013.
    Key themes were: Customer Obsessed Marketer, Segment of One, SoLoMo (Social, Local and Mobile), and Big Data - actionable insights and decision making.
  • AnalyticsWeek 200 Thought Leaders in Big Data and Analytics - Dec 24, 2013.
    AnalyticsWeek produces the list of 200 Thought Leaders on Tweeter in Big Data and Analytics, which includes the usual suspects but also new names.
  • New book: Data Mining Applications with R - Dec 23, 2013.
    Covers 15 real-world applications on data mining with R, including R code and data, covering business background and problems, data extraction and exploration, data preprocessing, modeling, model evaluation, findings and model deployment.
  • Vasant Dhar on "Data Science and Prediction" (c comments) - Dec 21, 2013.
    What does "Data Science" and #BigData mean? Is there something unique about it? What skills do "data scientists" need to be productive in a world deluged by data? What are the implications for scientific inquiry?
  • FICO Lessons in Developing, Applying Decision Modelling Methods - Dec 21, 2013.
    Analytically sophisticated businesses combine predictive analytics and decision models with optimization to solve complex problems and achieve good results. Top FICO expert explains.

Top Tweets

News Briefs

CFP - Calls for Papers


My current visualization of Data Science is a train that is going 99% faster than the rails can support. Mark Biernbaum post on KDnuggets.