Lior Shamir's Blog – December 2017 Archive (2)

Is data science an academic discipline?

In the recent years academia has been making efforts to adjust to the growing demand for data science and data scientists. These include academic journals dedicated to data science and big data, as well as scientific meetings and conferences. But despite these signs of interest in data science, it is still difficult to consider data science as an academic discipline.


Many universities have recently started to offer academic degrees in data science, and data science programs…


Added by Lior Shamir on December 30, 2017 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Things to watch out for when using deep learning

Deep learning has provided the world of data science with highly effective tools that can address problems in virtually any domain, and using nearly any kind of data. However, the non-intuitive features deduced and used by deep learning algorithms require a very careful experimental design, and a failure to meet that requirement can lead to miserably flawed results, regardless of the quality of the data or the structure of the deep learning network.

I first noticed such flaws almost…


Added by Lior Shamir on December 7, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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