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How to Compete for Zillow Prize at Kaggle

Kaggle is an AirBnB for Data Scientists – this is where they spend their nights and weekends. It’s a crowd-sourced platform to attract, nurture, train and challenge data scientists from all around the world to solve data science and predictive analytics problems through machine learning. It has over 536,000 active members from 194 countries and it receives close to 150,000 submissions per month. Started from Melbourne, Australia Kaggle moved to Silicon Valley in 2011, raised some 11…


Added by Zeeshan Usmani on September 17, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Data Sciences, ISIS and Predictions for 2016

(A part of this research is published in this CNN report.)

Do you know what is common between San Bernardino’s shooting spree and the terrorist attacks in Paris last month?  Jillennials, Jihadis who are Millennials.


We mine data worldwide, a lot of it, a ton of it, every day and every night, and we do this for a living at…


Added by Zeeshan Usmani on January 5, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments

Trick-or-Treat a Data Scientist

“Dad, can you help get more candy this Halloween?” Abdul Rehman, my 12 year old asked me a night before the last Halloween. His simple question got me…


Added by Zeeshan Usmani on September 29, 2015 at 3:23am — 7 Comments

How to Become a Data Scientist - On your own

Big Data, Data Sciences, and Predictive Analytics are the talk of the town and it doesn’t matter which town you are referring to, it’s everywhere, from the White House hiring DJ Patil as the first chief data scientist to the United Nations using predictive analytics to forecast bombings on schools.…


Added by Zeeshan Usmani on March 28, 2015 at 4:00pm — 56 Comments


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