November 2015 Blog Posts (150)

Academic Data: Are freelance experts necessary to handle it?

Research in universities often benefits from the structured environment of academia. Unlike in small business or industry settings, intra-mural (within university) collaborations allow various experts to contribute to the research. Generally, academia does not suffer from a shortage of expertise due to collaborative efforts.

However, not all collaborations succeed and mistakes happen. David Broockmann, a political science expert who was back then a graduate student of UC Berkeley,…


Added by Kolabtree on November 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

How healthcare professionals can take advantage of the holiday season on social media

If you are a healthcare professional, then you are probably more focused on caring for your patients than on expanding your brand. But it's a good idea to spend some time learning basic marketing so that you can ensure you always have more patients. Pretty soon, the holiday season will be upon us. As a care provider, you can capitalize on the season and use social media to spread awareness of your brand. In this post, we will list a few tips on exactly how to do that.…


Added by David Schwartz on November 30, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

Calculating ROI of Fraud Detection

An Economic Perspective on Fraud Analytics: Calculating ROI of Fraud Detection Systems

Guest blog by: Bart Baesens, Véronique Van Vlasselaer and Wouter Verbeke

The importance and need for effective fraud detection and prevention systems is highlighted by some…


Added by William Vorhies on November 30, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

On The Rise of Data Science Startups

Contributed by Avi Yashchin and Joseph Lee. They took NYC Data Science…


Added by NYC Data Science Academy on November 30, 2015 at 7:35am — No Comments

Federal Home Loan Bank Data

Contributed by Joe Eckert. John took NYC Data Science Academy 12 week full time Data Science Bootcamp program between Sept 23 to Dec 18, 2015. The post was based on his second class project(due at 4th week of the program).


The goal of…


Added by NYC Data Science Academy on November 30, 2015 at 7:31am — No Comments

Web Scraping for New Business

Contributed by Paul Grech. He took NYC Data Science Academy 12 week full time Data Science Bootcamp program between Sept 23 to Dec 18, 2015. The post was based on his third class project(due at 6th week of the program).

Github: Full source code found…


Added by NYC Data Science Academy on November 30, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Mass Shootings in America

Contributed by Paul Grech and Chris Neimeth. They took NYC Data Science Academy 12 week full time Data Science Bootcamp  program between Sept 23 to Dec 18, 2015. The post was based on their second class project(due at 4th week of the program).

Project By: Paul Grech & Chris…


Added by NYC Data Science Academy on November 30, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Webinar: Cognitive Investment Management, Research & Risk Management

In this short webinar watch how we help leading Investment Managers, Banks, Brokers, Asset Managers and Hedge Funds supercharge their existing investment approaches with Big Data, Semantics and Machine Learning.


Director James Phare talks about how we use machine learning algorithms, semantics and other techniques to process huge volumes of unstructured, semi structured and structured data in order to identify hidden risks and opportunities.


Learn to…


Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 30, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

How to Find the Best Big Data Jobs

If you’re looking for a job in the big data world, chances are you may be overwhelmed. The fact is that there are more jobs out there than there are applicants.  A good problem to have, to be sure, but how do you decide which jobs to go after in such a wide playing field?

Having too many choices can be just as debilitating as having too few, so apply…


Added by Bernard Marr on November 28, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Venn style data visualisation

Just wondering if anyone knows of free (or affordable) software that can be used for accurate and proportionate representation of data in Venn style formats. When I was writing my dissertation, I couldn't locate anything in the time that I had, so I used "hand crafted" infographics made in Excel using Esri Public 1.  …

Added by Lisa Hale on November 27, 2015 at 3:55am — No Comments

The ABCD's of Business Optimization

I was trying to find some good domain name for our upcoming business science website, when something suddenly became clear to me. Many of us have been confused for a long time about what data science means, how it is different from statistics, machine learning, data mining, or operations research, and the rise of the data scientist light - a new species of coders who call themselves data scientist after a few hours of Python/R…


Added by Vincent Granville on November 26, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Top 6 Data Modeling Tools

Businesses these days rely heavily on data to make important decisions on a day-to-day basis. The flow of correct and consistent data is of great importance for business users to make quick and well informed decisions. The flow and relationships of data need to be defined and structured to ensure best results. This process is called Data Modelling. To avoid human error and speed up the process specialised software is used to help with building a logical data model, a physical data…


Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 26, 2015 at 1:42am — 5 Comments

Predictive Analytics in the Supply Chain

Summary:  Predictive analytics are increasingly important to Supply Chain Management making…


Added by William Vorhies on November 25, 2015 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Weekly Digest, November 30

Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The weekly digest has 6 sections: (1) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (2) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.

The full version is always published Monday.…


Added by Vincent Granville on November 25, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Hadoop Ecosystem: HDFS, Yarn, Hive, Pig, HBase and growing...

Hadoop is the leading open-source software framework developed for scalable, reliable and distributed computing. With the world producing data in the zettabyte range there is a growing need for cheap, scalable, reliable and fast computing to process and make sense of all of this data. The underlying technology for Hadoop framework was created by Google as there…


Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 25, 2015 at 1:20am — 4 Comments

Rapid Rise in Data Explosion Fuels Intelligent Virtual Assistant Market in Global Arena

The increase in data explosion has created a huge demand for intelligent virtual assistants across the world. The rising focus of enterprises on enhancing customer relationships is presenting ample opportunities for participants operating in the global intelligent virtual assistant market. In 2014, the global market…


Added by Madhuri Pawar on November 24, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Data-Driven Weekly #1.3

This week we explore two different themes related to data. The first is how to value big data. The second looks at approaches for quantifying individual experience within the context of gender discrimination.

Treating Big Data as an Asset

It's generally taken for granted that data is a strategic asset. Every salesperson knows this, which is why they covet their Rolodex. It's one thing to know that data is valuable, and it's another to quantify that…


Added by Brian Rowe on November 24, 2015 at 5:03pm — No Comments

The Benefits Of Streamlining Data Centralization

So let's say you have a business that has quite some people constantly accessing the company's data. Furthermore, your company has multiple locations; perhaps branch or satellite offices and the people at those remote locations also need that data. That's a lot of fingers in the data pie, and that means you need to come up with a way of dealing with the demand on one hand while maintaining data integrity on the other.

This looks like a job for data centralization. Centralization can…


Added by Stephen Jeske on November 24, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

How do you Measure Employee's Perception of Inclusion at the Workplace?

Research studies show that employees perceive diversity and inclusion (D&I) as two conceptually distinct organizational practices. Whereas diversity focuses on organizational demographic blend, inclusion removes obstacles so that members from different groups work in harmony and achieve desirable business outcomes.

It is well recognized that diverse and inclusive organizational culture promotes creativity and innovation. The positive effects of diversity led to a growth of…


Added by Nurur Rahman on November 24, 2015 at 7:34am — 3 Comments

Merging the old with the new: thoughts on improving software diagnostics

Change is inevitable and so are failures

The changes in technology are happening at an incredible pace. Every day there are new software languages, system processes, cloud platforms, software capabilities, etc. introduced to the digital world in some way. This new technology is being seamlessly integrated with technology built yesterday. 

It is impressive and somewhat breathtaking when these various systems work together in harmony however they will fail sooner or…


Added by Dwaine Gilmer on November 24, 2015 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

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