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The recent story in New York Times by Charles Duhigg: How Companies Learn Your Secrets - which detailed Target success in using analytics to identify pregnant women from changes in their buying habit - has spread like a wildfire across media. The reaction from non-technical people was mostly negative, although it was not clear what exactly Target did wrong, and why Target…Continue
The folks at Ooyala continue to impress with their quarterly Video Index Report. Checkout Data Scientist, Matt Pisienski's perspective. Oh, and stay tuned until the end and watch the outtakes --that's where the real story is told!
Added by Richard Snee on February 22, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
I often get asked about the relevance of "Big Data" for not-so-big companies. A recent blog post at theinfobloom.com by Brandy Courtade talks about something that I believe in for all "Big Data" participants: mindset, and the importance of having a new one!
"You can tackle big data on your own scale. It won't be on the same scale as the Watson project, but wrestling that wide variety of "random" data and compiling it into something meaningful can still benefit your…
Added by Richard Snee on February 17, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments
Multiple Data Science Positions for PhDs and PhD students
Accretive Health (NYSE: AH) is looking for PHDs and PHD students from top schools with a passion for machine learning, algorithms, AI, data mining and bioinformatics to solve a massive problem.
We want to talk with you about tackling one of the most complex and compelling issues in this country: the need to reduce healthcare costs while increasing…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on February 17, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments
This came in my mailbox as a sales pitch by Autobox, however I thought that it is interesting:
Since we are always interested in learning about how others do time series and testing how our approaches work vis-à-vis other dated procedures, we pursued the data and would like to share our results.
Sometimes in an educational process, simplifying and simply wrong assumptions are made to solve complex time series.…
Added by Vincent Granville on February 17, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments
Principles and best practices of scalable realtime data systems
Nathan Marz and Sam Ritchie
MEAP Began: January 2012
Softbound print: Summer 2012 | 425 pages
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Added by Vincent Granville on February 17, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments
A recent article from Martin Rennhackkamp:
A lot has been written about the skills and tasks of the data scientist, but what is also very important to consider is the impact of the role on the organisation, and vice versa.
New user-friendly and intuitive tools make it possible for a larger part of the workforce to take part in the data discovery and data analysis processes. Some trends are easy to point out – you can just plot the data. But as…Continue
Added by Tim Madison on February 17, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Since the super early bird special is ending on Friday, I'd love for you to check out the brochure for the Social Media Analytics Summit (April 17-18, San Fran) if you haven't taken a look yet. You can do so here - Social Media Analytics Summit Brochure…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on February 14, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments
This is our first article in a series about good actionable KPI's to optimize various ROI. Future articles will focuse on metrics for fraud detection, user engagement etc. This one focuses on newsletter optimization.
If you run an online newsletter, here are a number of metrics you need to track:
Added by Vincent Granville on February 14, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments
J.D. Opdyke and Alex Cavallo
In operational risk measurement, the estimation of severity distribution parameters is the main driver of capital estimates, yet this remains a non-trivial challenge for many reasons. Maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) does not adequately meet this challenge because of its well-documented non-robustness to modest violations of idealized textbook model assumptions, specifically that the data are independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.), which is…Continue
Added by J.D. Opdyke on February 10, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Ben Rooney, of WSJ Europe, recently posted a quick interview with EMC's Pat Gelsinger discussing Big Data. In my opinion, Gelsinger is one of the most thoughtful (and successful) high tech execs in the entire industry. His perspective on Big Data is spot on.
“We do think there is this new skill set— data scientist,” he said in an interview at a London conference he hosted on Big Data. “This will be the cool new place to be, like computer science was 30 years ago. Then we…
Added by Richard Snee on February 10, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments
I am contacting you to make you aware of NineSigma Request, RFP# 67977, "Financial Market Analysis Algorithms."
NineSigma, representing a multi-billion dollar IT company, invites proposals for technologies to analyze stock prices and currency exchange rates to provide users with indicators that are…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 4:25pm — No Comments
1. Short Bio
I started my career in the communications industry, where I spent 20 years with a Tier 1 carrier in probably 15 different jobs across the entire organization: Marketing, Advertising, Product Management, Operations, Sales, General Management, Strategy and Business Development. I basically experienced a multi-billion business from many different functional areas, at increasingly responsible…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments
According to the San Jose Mercury News writer Chris O'Brien, not only does Silicon Valley have the official theme of Big Data, but there is a data-driven revolution coming in healthcare. From the article:
It seems clear that machines, computers and software are capable of delivering a revolution in health care, a future that feels so possible and tantalizingly close. The barriers, for now, continue to be us hopelessly imperfect…
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About this Job
We're looking for highly motivated individuals to help us extract meaning from Twitter's massive dataset. As a Data Scientist for the Analytics team, you'll use statistical analysis and data mining techniques to help us better understand how users engage with Twitter, determine whether new and experimental features should be launched, and measure Twitter's success across the entire organization. You should be passionate about finding insights in data and using…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments
Congratulations to our Data Science Central partner, Vincent Granville of Analytic Bridge! In a recent Forbes.com post Vincent shows the power of community in the wildy growing universe of Big Data. From the post:
Added by Richard Snee on February 3, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
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