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Features

  • Hiring Data Scientists: What to look for? - Sep 9, 2014.
    Know key characteristics of what makes up a good data scientist based upon the three authors' consulting and research experience, having collaborated with many companies world-wide on the topics of big data and analytics.
  • Most Viewed Machine Learning Talks at Videolectures - Sep 11, 2014.
    Discover lectures from a variety of summer schools and conference tutorials on machine learning in this list of the top lectures on the subject from videolectures.net.
  • Most Viewed Data Mining Talks at Videolectures - Sep 9, 2014.
    Watch the top 25 most viewed popular data mining lectures on VideoLectures.NET to learn about topics ranging general big-data tutorials to monetizing data mining startups.
  • Webinar: Learn Analytics Best Practices for Hadoop - Sep 17, 2014.
    Learn how to overcome some of the main challenges of Hadoop and successfully implement your own advanced analytics in a big data Hadoop environment. Free RapidMiner Webinar, Oct 2.
  • PAW: Predictive Analytics World Boston, Learn Uplift Modeling - Sep 17, 2014.
    Uplift modeling is a hot analytical method to predict influence, and its adoption is rapidly growing. Learn how to do it at several sessions at PAW Boston, Oct 5-9. KDnuggets Discount.
  • Coursera / Stanford Mining Massive Datasets MOOC - Sep 16, 2014.
    Don't miss this Big Data MOOC on Coursera (free)! Top Stanford researchers teach efficient and scalable methods for extracting models and other information from very large amounts of data. Starts Sep 29.
  • MOOC: “Process Mining: Data science in Action” - Sep 10, 2014.
    This 6 week online course provides data science knowledge that can be applied directly to analyze and improve processes in a variety of domains.

Software

News

Opinions

Interviews

Reports

Webcasts and Webinars

Courses

Meetings

  • 10 reasons to attend the Analytics 2014 conference - Sep 17, 2014.
    Don't miss Analytics 2014 conference, at Bellagio Las Vegas, Oct 20-21. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should attend, including a KDnuggets discount.
  • PAW: Predictive Analytics World Boston, Learn Uplift Modeling - Sep 17, 2014.
    Uplift modeling is a hot analytical method to predict influence, and its adoption is rapidly growing. Learn how to do it at several sessions at PAW Boston, Oct 5-9. KDnuggets Discount.
  • Text Analytics Summit 2014, San Francisco, Nov 4-5 - Sep 16, 2014.
    13th Annual Text Analytics Summit West will be back in San Francisco Nov 4-5, with workshops on Nov 3. Join text analytics practitioners, vendors, visionaries and thought leaders from top companies. KDnuggets discount.
  • SAS Analytics 2014, Las Vegas, October - Sep 4, 2014.
    Join nearly a thousand analytics professionals at the Analytics 2014 conference in Las Vegas on Oct 20-21. Learn new skills. Grow your network. Have fun! Big KDnuggets discount.

Jobs

  • Nike: Senior Data Scientist, Applied Analytics - Sep 16, 2014.
    Be one of the analytics professionals generating business-driving multichannel insight and CRM targeting strategies for Nike Direct to Consumer business.
  • Skyhigh Networks: Data Scientist - Big Data - Sep 16, 2014.
    Help us develop data models for user behavior, security threat detection and other advanced persistent threats, as part of groundbreaking technology for enabling the safe adoption of cloud services.
  • DuPont Pioneer: Data Scientist - Sep 15, 2014.
    Seek a strong data scientist with background in machine learning and data mining, a critical position with the potential for significant, long-term impact on our business.
  • Rocket Fuel: Principal Research Scientist - Machine Learning - Sep 15, 2014.
    Develop predictive models and optimization algorithms for ad targeting and bidding on active ad exchanges to optimize advertising results. Grow and lead a team of world class machine learning engineers / scientists.
  • Xerox (Bangalore): (Sr) Research Scientists - Text & Graph Analytics - Sep 13, 2014.
    Work on challenging research problems with real life relevance pertaining to different business verticals such as Customer Care, Social Media, Healthcare, Education.
  • Schlumberger: Advanced Analytics Leader - Sep 11, 2014.
    Lead the team working with the data and business intelligence resources to build and deliver analytics capabilities to the business segments and support the business and IT transformation.
  • Schlumberger: Lead Data Scientist - Sep 11, 2014.
    Work with the data and business intelligence resources to build and deliver analytics capabilities to the business segments and support the business and IT transformation.
  • Schlumberger: Senior Data Scientist - Sep 11, 2014.
    Working with the data and business intelligence resources to build and deliver analytics capabilities to the business segments and support the business and IT transformation.
  • Alibaba: Senior Data Scientist - Sep 10, 2014.
    Develop rich insight into consumer behaviors, preferences and experiences from the vast resources in order to improve the customer experience across a broad range of areas.
  • WhitePages: Senior Statistician / Data Scientist - Sep 8, 2014.
    You have a unique combination of analytic, engineering, and communication skills that allows you to address all aspects of making data valuable, and WhitePages has a unique challenge for you.
  • Nomis Solutions: Principal, Business Analytics - Sep 3, 2014.
    Supporting sales, defining business requirements, designing the right solution working with our clients, proving it in the market, and producing the insight to ensure customers extract the value that we promise.
  • Bosch Research and Technology Center: Multiple Data Scientist, Data Mining Engineer positions - Sep 3, 2014.
    Join the Data Science team at Bosch RTC to research and develop novel, large scale machine learning and data mining algorithms, for Predictive Maintenance, Health Informatics, Vehicle Diagnostics, Manufacturing, and other applications.

Academic and Research positions

  • Monash: Lecturer (Data Science) - Sep 13, 2014.
    Come work on research/teaching in the world's most livable city (4 times running) with the strongest academic machine learning team in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • HICT: 20 funded doctoral student positions - Sep 10, 2014.
    HICT, a joint initiative by Aalto U. and U. of Helsinki has 20 fully funded positions for exceptional doctoral students in algorithms and machine learning, life science informatics, networked systems and other areas.

Publications

Top Tweets

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Sep 15-16 - Sep 17, 2014.
    14 Awesome (and Free) Data Science Books on Statistical and Machine Learning;
    Mining Massive Datasets, free on Coursera, by top Stanford researchers - starts Sep 29;
    Nike: Senior Data Scientist.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Sep 10-14 - Sep 16, 2014.
    Most Viewed Machine Learning Talks and Text Mining Lectures at Videolectures;
    3 Marks of Real #DataScience;
    MOOC: Process Mining: Data science in Action.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Sep 3-9 - Sep 12, 2014.
    What Is #BigData? Definitions from 40+ thought leaders;
    Fewer companies are hiring Data Scientists but #DataScience is still hot;
    Choosing the right estimator scikit-learn #CheatSheet;
    How do Twitter Analytics show followers gender, when they dont ask?
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Sep 1-2 - Sep 3, 2014.
    #DataMining Reddit using Python and R #rstats;
    Is @TheEconomist wrong? Money does "buy" happiness, on the log-log scale;
    Facebook Data Scientists: Who Are They and What Do They Do;
    Online Master of Science in Data Science.

CFP

Quote

Statistically, you are a more likely to be killed by a statistician than by a shark, Tweet by @TheTechShark, Aug 2014

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