KDnuggets™ News 14:n31, Nov 25

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Webcasts and Webinars


  • Bridgepoint Education: Director of Data Warehousing - Nov 23, 2014.
    Lead the BI department, enabling and supporting the enterprise information and knowledge delivery systems and set the BI roadmap in support of the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Bridgepoint Education: Director of Advanced Analytics - Nov 22, 2014.
    Direct the development of game changing analytical and statistical solutions that enhance business knowledge, the development and deployment of models and algorithms to enhance business processes.
  • Real Time Data Solutions: Data Analyst - Nov 22, 2014.
    Work with engineers, product managers and web designers to deliver real time data mining solutions and help improving the quality of our products.
  • LRRI: Senior Data Scientist - Nov 21, 2014.
    Looking for a driven and visionary team leader in our data science division, Datalytic Solutions.
  • RTDS: Senior Data Mining Developer - Nov 20, 2014.
    Leadership role in designing and implementing new functionality for our real-time data-mining application, working with engineers, product managers, executives, and other designers across the full software-development lifecycle.
  • Bain: Senior Advanced Analytics Specialist (Data Science) - Nov 20, 2014.
    Join our growing Advanced Analytics Group, Bain's team of advanced analytics and primary research experts.
  • Metis, a division of Kaplan: Data Science Lead - Nov 19, 2014.
    An experienced data scientist to head the teaching of our data science bootcamps and to champion our growth in the field of data science education and training.
  • Chubb: Predictive Modeler - Domestic US Focus - Nov 19, 2014.
    Provides actuarial support in the Predictive Modeling Unit, work with predictive models for Automobile and Homeowners pricing and underwriting, and support Marketing, Appraisal, and other areas.
  • Chubb: Sr. Positional Analytics Specialist - Nov 19, 2014.
    Identifying and leading the integration of data sources that improve underwriting, pricing, service and appraisal functions.

Academic and Research positions

  • SAS: Text Analytics Fellowship - Nov 22, 2014.
    Open to PhD candidates in CS, related fields in US, this fellowship offers the opportunity to work closely with Text Analytics professionals to develop software. Apply by Jan 23.
  • CMU: Teaching Faculty, Machine Learning - Nov 20, 2014.
    Lead our efforts in teaching machine learning, both on-campus and online. As the world only academic Machine Learning Dept, we help define the standard curriculum for the field.
  • Stanford: Postdoctoral Position in Data Mining of Human Activity - Nov 20, 2014.
    Stanford University's newly-established Mobility Center has several openings for postdoctoral candidates interested in researching the intersection of human health and machine learning.
  • EURECOM: Faculty Position in Data Mining and Machine Learning - Nov 20, 2014.
    EURECOM, graduate school and a research center in communication systems, seeks qualified applicants interested in Big Data and Cloud computing for a tenured assistant professor position.
  • U. Oklahoma: Faculty, Data Science and Analytics - Nov 20, 2014.
    University of Oklahoma invites applicants for a tenure-track position in the field of data science and analytics. Applications will begin review on December 1st and will remain open until this position is filled.
  • U. Strasbourg: Postdoc position in machine learning/data mining - Nov 19, 2014.
    Postdoctoral position available to candidates interested in developing new methods for knowledge reuse in machine learning with the aim of improving understanding of models in different contexts. This position would last for one year, with the possibility for extension.


  • White paper: How Analytics Is Shaping HR Role In Business - Nov 20, 2014.
    Download a free white paper which focuses on the changing nature of HR in the workplace due to increased analytics and the improved ability to integrate data and systems, from the perspectives of 4 experts from top firms.

Top Tweets

  • Top KDnuggets tweets last week, Nov 17-23 - Nov 24, 2014.
    Keep this #Python Cheat Sheet handy when learning to code;
    Is #BigData The Most Hyped Technology Ever?
    Huge advance by Stanford and Google: #AI software recognizes images, writes captions;
    20 Insane Things That Correlate W/ Each Other.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 19-20 - Nov 21, 2014.
    Spurious #Correlations - 20 Insane Things That Correlate W/ Each Other;
    10 Most Profitable Industries According to #BigData;
    MIT researchers show 5 clusters are enough for collab filtering;
    Every publisher now a start-up, says NYT Top Data Scientist.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 17-18 - Nov 19, 2014.
    Keep this #Python Cheat Sheet handy when learning to code;
    Is #BigData The Most Hyped Technology Ever? No (at least not yet);
    How to become a data scientist in 8 (not so) easy steps;
    R and Hadoop make Machine Learning Possible for Everyone.

CFP - Calls for Papers


While machine learning has been around for a long time, usage was primarily restricted to people with deep skills and deep pockets. The cloud changes this dynamic completely. Joseph Sirosh, KDnuggets Interview: Microsoft on Azure ML and the Emerging Data Science Economy.