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Vincent Granville's Blog – February 2012 Archive (9)

Seeking PHD Candidates and Alumni from Top Universities in Computational Science and Mathematics

Multiple Data Science Positions for PhDs and PhD students

Accretive Health

Chicago, IL.

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…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 17, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

Example of Bad Analytics and How to Remedy it

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.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 17, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments

[Book] Big Data - Principles and best practices of scalable realtime data systems

Big Data

Principles and best practices of scalable realtime data systems

EARLY ACCESS EDITION

Nathan Marz and Sam Ritchie



MEAP Began: January 2012

Softbound print: Summer 2012 | 425 pages 

ISBN: 9781617290343



Pre-Order options*
Order today and start…
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Added by Vincent Granville on February 17, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments

Key update for Social Media Analytics Summit

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…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 14, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

10+ Great Metrics and Strategies for Email Campaign Optimization

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:

  1. Open rate: proportion of uniques opening your newsletter. Anything below 10% is poor,…
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Added by Vincent Granville on February 14, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

Request For Proposal: Financial Market Analysis Algorithms

Hello- 



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…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Interview with Drew Rockwell, CEO of Lavastorm

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…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

[Job] Data Scientist, Analytics - Twitter (San Francisco, CA)

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…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments

DataScienceCentral.com Announces Content Partnership with Visual.ly to Expand Big Data Ecosystem

The online hub for big data practitioners also adds industry thought leader, Richard Snee, as advisor and guest editor

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 1, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments

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