KDnuggets™ News 14:n14, Jun 10

Features (8) | Software (3) | Opinions (14) | News (6) | Webcasts (3) | Courses (1) | Meetings and Reports (9) | Jobs (6) | Publications (1) | Tweets (6) | CFP (13) | Quote



Opinions and Interviews


  • May 2014 Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining Acquisitions and Startups Activity - Jun 9, 2014.
    May 2014 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: 40 events, including ExtraHop, Capptain, Datalogix, "Data Nation", 6Sense, Sumo Logic, DataPad, SeeWhy, Tamr, LiveRamp, and Adometry.
  • ICON Challenge on Forecasting and Scheduling - Jun 3, 2014.
    ICON is a combined competition with both a machine learning component (predicting energy prices) and an scheduling component (using the predicted prices to schedule tasks on machines).
  • Top stories for Jun 1-7 - Jun 8, 2014.
    New Poll: Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science Software Used? OpenNN, An Open Source Library For Neural Networks; Data Lakes vs Data Warehouses; Stanford University: Data Analyst.
  • Top stories in May: New Poll - Analytics, Data Mining Software; Data Science Cheat Sheets - Jun 5, 2014.
    New Poll: Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science Software Used? Guide to Data Science Cheat Sheets; Big Data Landscape, v 3.0, analyzed; Where to Learn Deep Learning.
  • Top stories for May 25-31 - Jun 1, 2014.
    New Poll: Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science Software Used? Where to Learn Deep Learning - Courses, Tutorials, Software; Interview: Martin Hack, CEO, Skytree on Industrializing Machine Learning for Big Data; Data Mining and Analysis: Fundamental Concepts and Algorithms.
  • Additions to KDnuggets Directory in May - Jun 2, 2014.
    ClearVu Analytics, OpenNN neural net library from Intelnics, QIWare, Vowpal Wabbit software for fast learning, Analytics Vidhya, 17 new Big Data meetings, companies, Latin American Data Science education, and more.

Webcasts and Webinars


Meetings and Reports


  • Megaputer Intelligence: Data Analysis Consultant - Jun 9, 2014.
    Create data analysis and reporting solutions for Megaputer customers with the help of PolyAnalyst(tm) platform: experimental, proof-of-concept, implementation, and production projects. Develop successful long-term relationships with customers.
  • The Doctors: Manager, Marketing Data & Analytics - Jun 8, 2014.
    Managing all market data analysis and reporting systems and activities for the enhancement of market insights, demand generation campaigns, and retention analytics.
  • Stanford University: Data Analyst - Jun 6, 2014.
    Work with wide-range of challenges by analyzing unique expenditure datasets, produce insights to help reduce spending and improve reimbursements, payments, and contractors payments.
  • Apple: Sr. Software Engineer, Machine Learning - Jun 5, 2014.
    Apply advanced techniques and algorithms to improve an ad network, develop and implement ad algorithms, yield optimization solutions and network data processes, deep understanding of the ad network behavior.
  • Chubb: Analytics Director - May 30, 2014.
    Leading analytic initiatives to address complex business challenges using SAS, including data extraction, integration, preparation, business rules, and quality control.
  • Thomson Reuters: Data Scientist - May 29, 2014.
    Proven record of building data driven solutions. Creative, understand complex business problems, develop prototypes. Have expertise in the data life cycle, from data collection to analysis and presentation.


Top Tweets

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Jun 6-8 - Jun 9, 2014.
    A tutorial on statistical learning with with scikit-learn Data science vs the hunch: When data contradicts manager gut instinct Stanford University: Data Analyst Data Lakes vs Data Warehouses.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Jun 4-5 - Jun 6, 2014.
    How does "Practical Data Science with R" book stand out ? Top 5 cities for #BigData jobs: San Francisco, McLean, Boston, St. Louis, and Toronto< Big jump in #BigData applications, code built with Apache Spark 76 Startup Failure Post-Mortems.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Jun 2-3 - Jun 4, 2014.
    SAS vs R vs SPSS - Statistical Language Wars - a giant infographic Very useful - R Refcard for Data Mining Mind-boggling - The Internet in Real-Time - how quickly data is generated #BigData, Open Data, and Open Govt - Venn Diagram.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, May 30 - Jun 1 - Jun 2, 2014.
    Tutorial: Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up an R - #Hadoop System 100+ Interesting Data Sets for Statistics (and Data Science) #BigData sets available for free - big list from Data Science Central Twitter to release all tweets to scientists - a research boon and an ethical dilemma.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, May 28-29 - May 30, 2014.
    SAS University Edition offers free #SAS software for higher education, teaching Ultra-cool! Google "Quantum Computing Playground" - fiddle with quantum algorithms Thomson Reuters: Data Scientist Realtime Personalization and Recommendation with Stream Mining.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, May 26-27 - May 28, 2014.
    Machine Learning Algorithms Tour: Regression, kNN, Regularization, Decision Tree Where to Learn Deep Learning - Courses, Tutorials, Software 9 Courses on Data Science, R, Machine Learning start on Coursera.

CFP - Calls for Papers


Confirmation bias is one of the easiest ways for a scientist to fool himself. Richard Feynman, 1974.