ENTRIES TAGGED "data scientists"

Data Science for Business

What business leaders need to know about data and data analysis to drive their businesses forward.

A couple of years ago, Claudia Perlich introduced me to Foster Provost, her PhD adviser. Foster showed me the book he was writing with Tom Fawcett, and using in his teaching at NYU. Foster and Tom have a long history of applying data to practical business problems. Their…
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A different take on data skepticism

Our tools should make common cases easy and safe, but that's not the reality today.

Recently, the Mathbabe (aka Cathy O’Neil) vented some frustration about the pitfalls in applying even simple machine learning (ML) methods like k-nearest neighbors. As data science is democratized, she worries that naive practitioners will shoot themselves in the foot because these tools can offer very misleading results. Maybe data science is best left to the pros? Mike…
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Data Jujitsu: The art of turning data into product

Data Jujitsu: The art of turning data into product

Smart data scientists can make big problems small.

Having worked in academia, government and industry, I’ve had a unique opportunity to build products in each sector. Much of this product development has been around building data products. Just as methods for general product development have steadily improved, so have the ideas for developing data products. Thanks to large investments in the general area of…
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Now available: "Planning for Big Data"

Now available: "Planning for Big Data"

A free handbook for anybody wanting to understand and use big data.

"Planning for Big Data" is a new book that helps you understand what big data is, why it matters, and where to get started.

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Visualization of the Week: Visualizing the Strata Conference

Visualization of the Week: Visualizing the Strata Conference

The Information Lab visualizes the Strata Conference's attendees.

This week's visualization comes from The Information Lab and shows who was at the Strata Conference, how far they traveled, and the data their companies produce.

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Strata Week: Datasift lets you mine two years of Twitter data

Strata Week: Datasift lets you mine two years of Twitter data

Datasift offers more access to the Twitter archive, and a proposal for a data school.

In this week's data news, Datasift will offer deeper access to old tweets, P2PU and the Open Knowledge Foundation announce a School of Data.

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Strata Week: Your personal automated data scientist

Strata Week: Your personal automated data scientist

Wolfram releases a pro tool, protecting data during times of need, and new doubts about dating services.

Wolfram|Alpha launches a pro version of its computational knowledge engine, guidelines emerge for protecting the data of people in crisis, and researchers cast doubt on dating sites' matchmaking algorithms.

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Embracing the chaos of data

Embracing the chaos of data

Pete Warden on the upside of unstructured data.

Data scientists, it's time to welcome errors and uncertainty into your data projects. In this interview, Jetpac CTO Pete Warden discusses the advantages of unstructured data.

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Strata Week: The looming data science talent shortage

Strata Week: The looming data science talent shortage

EMC study looks at the state of data science, Carrier IQ and big data, and the welcome return of old tweets.

In this week's data news: EMC's new data science study predicts a data scientist shortage, why Carrier IQ is part of a "bizarre big-data triangle," and DataSift will soon offer access to an archive of old tweets.

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