KDnuggets™ News 15:n12, Apr 22: Predictive Analytics Future? Top LinkedIn Groups; Preventing Overfitting

New Poll: Future of Predictive Analytics? Top LinkedIn Groups for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining - "Big Bang" to Now; Preventing Overfitting in Neural Networks; Cloud Machine Learning Wars: Amazon vs IBM Watson vs Microsoft Azure.

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  • Penn State Online Business Analytics Certificate - Apr 21, 2015.
    Penn State World Campus 9-credit online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics: teaches you Business Strategies, Marketing Analytics, and Prescriptive Analytics. Applications due June 16.

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  • Macys: VP, Advanced Analytics - Apr 20, 2015.
    Responsible for informing business and customer strategy, enabling and optimizing dynamic marketing and site capabilities, and for driving key customer, sales and efficiency KPIs.
  • Booking: Data Scientist - Machine Learning - Apr 15, 2015.
    Work side by side with Developers, Designers and Product Owners to translate terabytes of data into unforgettable holidays for millions of people around the globe. Generous worldwide relocation package.
  • Booking: Data Scientist - General - Apr 15, 2015.
    You will be working with stakeholders throughout the company to generate understanding, strategy and suggest actions based on data. Open to worldwide candidates - a generous relocation package available.

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  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Apr 14-20 - Apr 21, 2015.
    Great overview: Modern Methods for Sentiment Analysis #word2vec; Basics of SQL and RDBMS - must have skills for data science; The 7 Most Unusual Applications of Big Data; Extensive, but a little confusing site: Understanding Data Visualization.

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The most important question that every modeler should ask a business user before even start working on the modeling request is "What are you going to do with the results that I give to you, how are you planning to use it"? The discussion often leads to very different modeling targets from the ones originally requested or scoped. Interview: Ksenija Draskovic, Verizon on Dissecting the Anatomy of Predictive Analytics Projects