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

25 Data Scientists Popular on LinkedIn

I received this morning, like everyone, an email from LinkedIn about 59 of your LinkedIn connections that are more popular than you. In short, it represents about 0.5% of my 10,000+ connections, and I decided to share with you those people listed at the top - the top 100, not just the top 59. This is based on profile views over the last 7 days, so it will change week after week. Also, I removed recruiters, generic VC or angel investors, and non data scientists in general (based on…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Digest - June 30

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

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Unsolicited data scientists solving your problems without using your data

Here I described how I identified a root cause, and provided a dual solution for a problem impacting LinkedIn and its members. For your reference, I also included links to many other solutions, coming from our data science research labs, applied to a bunch of companies and business problems.

The problem: LinkedIn email blasts deployed to group…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up?

I have a contrarian view, here are my answer to several issues orginially posted on quora, regarding being a start-up CEO:

1. Raise Funding

Use profit sharing as funding. You must be profitable on day one, but many business models allow for that: for instance being digital publisher, if you have a niche market that you control, and are well connected…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Must read before attending any data science interview

Here are fundamental resources that you should check out before your next data science interview. Read these documents thoroughly to get prepared, impress your interviewer, boost your chances to be hired, and get bigger paycheck if hired:

Resources to read 2-3 days before your job…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 19, 2014 at 3:15pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Digest - June 23

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 18, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Weekly digest - June 16

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

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  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics Training. Learn how to unleash the power of Big Data with our ‘Open’ curriculum based training.…
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Added by Vincent Granville on June 12, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Interview with Prof. Dr. Bart Baesens - Author of Multiple Business Analytics Books

Professor Bart Baesens is a professor at KU Leuven (Belgium), and a lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom).  He has done extensive research on analytics, customer relationship management, web analytics, fraud detection, and credit risk management.  His findings have been published in well-known international journals (e.g. Machine Learning, Management Science, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 11, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Free stuff for data science publishers, authors, bloggers, professors, alumni, event organizers and more

Here are several different ways to leverage Data Science Central for your benefit, at no cost.

  1. For alumni, professors, students and people in academia. List you data science program in our training section. Include a picture of the campus or buildings…
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Added by Vincent Granville on June 10, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Weekly digest - June 9

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

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 4, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Great data challenge: factoring the product of two large primes

How is this related to big data and data science, and why is it such a big deal?

It is important big data science in multiple ways. First, data security and encryption relies on algorithms that typically use an encryption key: the key - at the very core of these algorithms - is essentially the product of two very large prime numbers. While there has been new developments to produce different algorithms…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 4, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

40 maps that explain the Internet

Interesting article about the history of the Internet, with some really cool maps. Our upcoming "picture of the week"  will come from this article. Check out our most recent weekly digests to discover our previous picture of the week.

Article posted by Timothy B. Lee  on Vox.com.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Data Science Has Been Using Rebel Statistics for a Long Time

Many of those who call themselves statisticians just won't admit that data science heavily relies on and uses (heretical, rule-breaking) statistical science, or they don't recognize the true statistical nature of these data science techniques (some are 15-year old), or are opposed to the modernization of their statistical arsenal. They already missed the train when machine learning became a popular discipline (also heavily based on statistics) more than 15 years ago. Now machine learning…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

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