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Vincent Granville's Blog – May 2014 Archive (14)

The Data Science Research Center

Data Science Central launched this week the Data Science Research Center, a public online resource for practitioners to read, download or publish high quality papers. If your article is accepted, you are entitled to a signed, free copy of Dr Granville's book, may have your profile featured on DSC on the…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest - June 2

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles are new additions, posted between Thursday and Sunday

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 28, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Being a data scientist in a small country: challenges and solutions

Here I am talking about small countries with 10 million or less inhabitants, with good universities and high standard of living: places such as Switzerland, Singapore, Ireland, Belgium, Greece, Netherlands etc.

For data scientists, the challenges are as follows:

  • Government has rather small data to analyze, compared with big…
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Added by Vincent Granville on May 25, 2014 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Tutorial: How to detect spurious correlations, and how to find the real ones

Specifically designed in the context of big data in our research lab, the new and simple strong correlation synthetic metric proposed in this article should be used, whenever you want to check if there is a real association between two variables, especially in large-scale automated data science or machine learning projects. Use this new metric now, to avoid being accused of reckless…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Weekly Digest - May 26

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles are new additions, posted between Thursday and Sunday

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

My data science journey

I describe here the projects that I worked on, as well as career progress, starting 25 years ago as a PhD student in statistics, until today, and the transformation from statistician to data scientist that occurred slowly and started more than 20 years ago. This also illustrates many applications of data science, most are still active.

Early years

My interest…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Digest - May 19

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles are new additions, posted between Thursday and Sunday

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 14, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

50 free copies of data science book, signed by the author: get yours!

Fifty copies of my Wiley book are available for the first 50 bloggers posting an original, relevant, non-promotional article, in our blog section.

Your article will be featured in our weekly…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 14, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Employee Churn 202: Good and Bad Churn

Guest blog post by Pasha Roberts, Chief Scientist, Talent Analytics @pasharoberts

Our prior article on this venue began outlining the business value for solving “the other churn” - employee attrition. We introduced…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 13, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Weekly Digest, May 12

Starred articles are new additions, posted in the last three days.

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Editor's weekly selection of resources and articles, from various blogs and news outlets

This edition features more than 15 resources and articles from various outlets.

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Weekly Digest - May 5 (New Format)

Announcement

INFORMS Continuing Education program is designed for analytics professionals who need to solve real-world issues. INFORMS courses provide real take-away value; the skills, tools and methods you can implement immediately at work. 2 courses are currently offered, with 2 more coming this fall.

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 1, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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