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Mysterious gaps in Google Analytics numbers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vincent Granville on Saturday. 14 Replies

While looking at the 2000+ most popular live articles on DSC, based on Google Analytics numbers, we found an interesting pattern.…Continue

Statistician versus data scientist arrogance

Started this discussion. Last reply by John L. Ries Jan 19. 3 Replies

Most of us are not arrogant, especially the more experienced, business-oriented and senior practitioners. And evidently, I completely disagree with the two motto displayed below. But a few analytic…Continue

Small versus big data, to choose a used car

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There are a few websites such as Edmunds that gather data to tell you the recommended price for a used car, based on brand, model, year, car…Continue

NLP app to find great available domain names

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This is a very cool app, based on data science (text analytics), to search for available domain names. You just enter a keyword - say…Continue

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Dr. Vincent Granville is a visionary data scientist with 15 years of big data, predictive modeling, digital and business analytics experience. Vincent is widely recognized as the leading expert in scoring technology, fraud detection and web traffic optimization and growth. Over the last ten years, he has worked in real-time credit card fraud detection with Visa, advertising mix optimization with CNET, change point detection with Microsoft, online user experience with Wells Fargo, search intelligence with InfoSpace, automated bidding with eBay, click fraud detection with major search engines, ad networks and large advertising clients.

Most recently, Vincent launched Data Science Central, the leading social network for big data, business analytics and data science practitioners. Vincent is a former post-doctorate of Cambridge University and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He was among the finalists at the Wharton School Business Plan Competition and at the Belgian Mathematical Olympiads. Vincent has published 40 papers in statistical journals (including Journal of Royal Statistical Society - Series B, IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Journal of Number Theory), a Wiley book on data science, and is an invited speaker at international conferences. He also developed a new data mining technology known as hidden decision trees, owns multiple patents, published the first data science eBook, and raised $6MM in start-up funding. Vincent is a top 20 big data influencers according to Forbes, and was also featured on CNN.
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Dr. Vincent Granville is a visionary data scientist with 15 years of big data, predictive modeling, digital and business analytics experience. Vincent is widely recognized as the leading expert in scoring technology, fraud detection and web traffic optimization and growth. Over the last ten years, he has worked in real-time credit card fraud detection with Visa, advertising mix optimization with CNET, change point detection with Microsoft, online user experience with Wells Fargo, search intelligence with InfoSpace, automated bidding with eBay, click fraud detection with major search engines, ad networks and large advertising clients.

Most recently, Vincent launched Data Science Central, the leading social network for big data, business analytics and data science practitioners. Vincent is a former post-doctorate of Cambridge University and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He was among the finalists at the Wharton School Business Plan Competition and at the Belgian Mathematical Olympiads. Vincent has published 40 papers in statistical journals and, a Wiley book,and is an invited speaker at international conferences. He also developed a new data mining technology known as hidden decision trees, owns multiple patents, published the first data science book, and raised $6MM in start-up funding. Vincent is a top 20 big data influencers according to Forbes, was featured on CNN.


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At 5:22am on December 3, 2014, Harvey Summers said…

I thought you might like this site: http://rpsychologist.com/d3/CI/ 

Interpreting Confidence Intervals

an interactive visualization

At 11:29pm on October 31, 2014, Philippe Van Impe said…

Being from Belgium, you are welcome to join our meetup group about data sciences http://www.meetup.com/Brussels-Data-Science-Community-Meetup/

At 12:21pm on September 25, 2014, Christian Block said…

Hello Vincent, 

I just found DataScienceCentral and wanted to say thank you for putting it together! I'm looking forward to reading through more of the content and checking out your book (which I have ordered).  

Best Regards,

Christian Block

At 6:19am on August 5, 2014, Nasir M. Uddin, Ph.D. said…

Hi Vincent:

This is a great platform to be informed with any latest updates in the field of data science - thank you so much for such a platform.

Regards, Nasir 

At 8:03am on January 8, 2013, Marc Jape said…
Vincent:

This is a great platform that I was not aware of. Keep up the good work.

Regards,
Marc
At 1:05pm on December 19, 2012, Johnny L. Hopkins said…

Thank for the request.

At 12:50pm on September 19, 2012, Paul Jameson said…

Hello Vincent, 

Thanks for the connection. I would like to ask you a question, when I joined here my BIO states (To understand the building blocks based on natural data transfer.) it's very good I like that, but could you tell me how my BIO was achieved? Was it (A) human input or (B) machine?  

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Best Articles of DSC in 2014

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:53pm 0 Comments

Here is my selection of time-insensitive best articles, that were viewed more than a thousand times each, in 2014. 

Single-starred articles are written by external/guest bloggers. Our upcoming book on data science 2.0  will be based on some of these (edited and…

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Weekly Digest, January 26

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The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 

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The impact of asking the wrong question

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

In any data science project, if you start with the wrong question, you are bound to end up with the wrong answer, and failure. Who should identify the right question? I believe data scientists should be involved in the process, otherwise, they will be held responsible for the failure.…

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The 5 Essential Skills Any Data Scientist Needs

Posted on January 18, 2015 at 2:39pm 1 Comment

Guest blog post by Bernard Marr.

In my last post, I explained the difference between what I consider the two core types of data scientist – strategic and operational.

Broadly speaking, they require many of the same skillsets – but the distribution of your expertise and experience within these skillsets will vary, depending on whether…

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