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Featured Blog Posts – December 2015 Archive (90)

2016 Trends in Big Data & Network Security

I attended the Carrier Network Security Strategies conference ( #CNSS2015)held by Light Reading in NYC on Dec 2. I also attended the New Jersey Tech Council’s Data Summit (#NJTechCouncil) on Dec 9. The main topics of discussion in the conference were around securing the perimeter of networks and protecting customer, carrier and network data. Here is brief summary of what I learned in these two conferences about managing and operating networks securely and protecting…

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Added by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran on December 14, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Exploring the VW scandal with graph analysis

Our software partners Linkurious were excited to dive in to the VW emissions scandal case we have prepared and documented their findings in this great article, keep reading or visit the source of this article Here

 

The German car manufacturer admitted cheating emissions tests. Which companies are impacted directly or indirectly by these revelations? James Phare…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on December 14, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

5 Data Cleansing Tools

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Added by Patnab on December 14, 2015 at 5:38am — 2 Comments

Be A Star Data Scientist: Certifications For Overall Excellence

The necessary skills for data scientists vary widely, depending on field and how up to date any given company’s set-up is. But in this era of increased demand for IT excellence, there are certain certifications that will help you stand out from the crowd and differentiate yourself.

The Modern Data Scientist

The modern data scientist wears many hats. This…

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Added by Larry Alton on December 13, 2015 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

A data scientist shares his passions

\We asked our staff data scientist what motivates him, and here's what he said:

My passions:

  1. Data Science research but not in an academic or corporate environment.
  2. Developing new, synthetic metrics (to measure yield or for data reduction), and robust, simple, scalable techniques to handle big, unstructured, messy, flowing data -- avoiding the curse of big data.
  3. Offering awards to winners in our competitions.
  4. Delivering…
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Added by L.V. on December 13, 2015 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

The Big Value of Weather Data in the Big Data Economy

What does a computer company want with a bunch of meteorologists?

A few weeks ago, IBM announced it was acquiring The Weather Company, which owns Weather.com and Weather Underground, and the Wall Street Journal reported they were paying more than $2 billion for the privilege.

But why?

One word: data.

According to The New York Times, while The Weather Company employs many atmospheric scientists and meteorologists, nearly three-quarters of its…

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Added by Bernard Marr on December 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Big Data Possibilities

What is Big Data?…

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Added by Bernard Marr on December 13, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Why predicting borrower risk is just like predicting hiring risk

By Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytics, Corp.

 

Imagine that Chris wants to buy a house and needs a mortgage. He applies online and is sent an email by an intern asking to schedule time to discuss his interest. The intern conducts the initial screening conversation, they schedule him for an in person interview during which time he is interviewed by quite a few folks who ask many questions.…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on December 11, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Advanced Analytics is being used by Retailers and Suppliers - Case Study Results



Shifting market conditions and increasing competition continue to hit pressure points for retailers as a whole.  Grocery is no exception.  The age of omni-channel is well underway providing more options for consumers.  New store formats seem to pop up on a regular basis.  Shopper loyalty hangs in the balance and all signs point to its continued erosion.  Intercontinental competition is about to escalate.  



One approach to overcome some of these challenges is…

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Added by Tony Agresta on December 11, 2015 at 6:03am — No Comments

5 Machine Learning Open Source Projects From Top Internet Companies

Here is a…

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Added by Largol on December 11, 2015 at 5:08am — No Comments

What's Trending on Etsy?

Contributed by Tamara Osifchin. She 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 her second class project(due at 4th week of the…

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Added by NYC Data Science Academy on December 10, 2015 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Walmart and Random Forest

Contributed by William Aiken. 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 fourth class project(due at 8th week of the…

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Added by NYC Data Science Academy on December 10, 2015 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

Machine Learning for Lotteries

Contributed by Stephen Penrice. 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 fourth class project(due at 8th week of the program).

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Added by NYC Data Science Academy on December 10, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments

The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

Contributed by David Comfort. 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 second class project(due at 4th week of the…

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Added by NYC Data Science Academy on December 10, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

Scraping Lottery Data

Contributed by Stephen Penrice. 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).…

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Added by NYC Data Science Academy on December 10, 2015 at 9:45am — 2 Comments

Restaurant Reviews as Foodborne Illness Indicators

Contributed by Brain Saindon. 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 fourth class project(due at 8th week of the program).

Motivation…



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Added by NYC Data Science Academy on December 10, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

Now That You’ve Gone Swimming in the Data Lake – Then What?

Summary:  What happens after you make those critical discoveries in the Data Lake and need to make that new data and its insights operational?…

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Added by William Vorhies on December 9, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Digest, December 14

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.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 9, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interview with Dr. Shanji Xiong, Chief Scientist at Experian’s Global DataLabs

Guest blog with Dr. Shanji Xiong, Chief Scientist at Experian’s Global DataLabs

 

Q: What work does a data scientist do and what knowledge…

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Added by William Vorhies on December 9, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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