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Dr. Kirk Borne is a data scientist and an astrophysicist. He is Principal Data Scientist in the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz-Allen Hamilton since 2015. He was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science in the George Mason University (GMU) School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences during 2003-2015. He served as undergraduate advisor for the GMU Data Science program and graduate advisor to students in the Computational Science and Informatics PhD program. Prior to that, he spent nearly 20 years supporting NASA projects, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as Data Archive Project Scientist, NASA's Astronomy Data Center, and NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office. He has extensive experience in large scientific databases and information systems, including expertise in scientific data mining. He was a contributor to the design and development of the new Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), for which he contributed in the areas of science data management, informatics and statistical science research, galaxies research, and education and public outreach.
My Web Site Or LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kirkdborne
Field of Expertise
Analytics, Big Data, Data Science
Professional Status
Technical
Years of Experience:
30
Your Company:
Booz-Allen Hamilton
Industry:
Management Consulting
How did you find out about DataScienceCentral?
LinkedIn
Interests:
Networking, New venture
What is your Favorite Data Mining or Analytical Website?
http://www.kdnuggets.com
What Other Analytical Website do you Recommend?
http://www.mapr.com

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Smart Cities at the Nexus of Emerging Data Technologies and You

(Source: https://gcn.com/articles/2016/09/07/epa-air-sensor-challenge.aspx)One of the most significant characteristics of the evolving digital age is the convergence of technologies. That includes information management (databases), data collection (big data), data storage (cloud), data applications…See More
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Smart Cities at the Nexus of Emerging Data Technologies and You

(Source: https://gcn.com/articles/2016/09/07/epa-air-sensor-challenge.aspx)One of the most significant characteristics of the evolving digital age is the convergence of technologies. That includes information management (databases), data collection (big data), data storage (cloud), data applications…See More
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Smart Cities at the Nexus of Emerging Data Technologies and You

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

(Source: https://gcn.com/articles/2016/09/07/epa-air-sensor-challenge.aspx)

One of the most significant characteristics of the evolving digital age is the convergence of technologies. That includes information management (databases), data…

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A Plethora of Open Data Repositories (i.e., thousands!)

Posted on August 30, 2015 at 2:09pm 0 Comments

Open data repositories are valuable for many reasons, including:

(1) they provide a source of insight and transparency into the domains and organizations that are represented by the data sets;

(2) they enable value creation across a variety of domains, using the data as the “fuel” for innovation, government transformation, new ideas, and new businesses;

(3) they offer a rich variety of data sets for data scientists to sharpen their data mining, knowledge discovery, and…

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Meta Collection of Data Science and Big Data Analytics Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and Success Stories

Posted on August 5, 2015 at 10:57am 0 Comments

The following list of collections of collections of Data Science and Big Data Analytics Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and Success Stories is an updated version of a previous list posted here.

The flood of articles, webinars, and conferences related to Big Data is generating its own "infoglut". Consequently, it is really helpful when you find resources that…

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Dummies for Data Science - A Reading List

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 4:30am 2 Comments

There are two new books in the "... For Dummies" series that are targeted to our profession: "Data Science For Dummies" by Lillian Pierson, and "Data Mining for Dummies" by …

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