Here are few sets of interesting articles, videos, and our top jobs in Data Science & Analytics that stood out this week. Read More
Machine learning is a subfield of computer science and artificial intelligence that deals with the construction and study of systems that can learn from data, rather than follow only explicitly programmed instructions (wikipedia).
If you are thinking of doing or becoming a Data Scientist or Advanced Analytics professional, you will absolutely need to master Machine Learning. These 100 Most Popular Talks on Machine Learning topics are a great resource to learn. Review List
UPDATED: The Data Science Report has created a new section “PhD PREDICTION PROJECTS!” In this section we are going to profile interesting predictive analytics projects by “up and coming” PhD and Masters students/recent grads.
Our first project looks at Eric Chalmer’s computer model that uses Machine Learning to predict the outcome and how much to wager on MMA/UFC fights. While initially a hobby, his algo’s have performed remarkably well (total return of 160%+) during the first 10 months and we’re tracking his predictions here. Read More
I attended this year’s Strata + Hadoop World Conference in NYC at the Javit’s Center late last week. There were “boat loads” of speakers, tutorials, and vendors pitching their latest, greatest software, solutions, and hardware to attack the “big data” opportunity.
Here are some notes from the conference and other articles, jobs openings of note from last week. Read More
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Here are our TOP 5 Data Science/Analytics Job Openings & Articles/Videos for this week. Enjoy!
MastersInDataScience.org has culled together a list of 23 of the best US Universities/Colleges that offer a Masters in Data Science. Read More
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Here are our TOP 10 Data Science/Analytics Job Openings & Articles/Videos for this week ending 10/5/14. Enjoy!
Apache Spark is an open-source data analytics cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley. Spark fits into the Hadoop open-source community, building on top of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). However, Spark promises performance up to 100 times faster than Hadoop MapReduce for certain applications…and that’s why you should care!
Spark’s in-memory cluster computing is very well suited to machine learning algorithms. These Videos will give you a nice introduction to Spark, how it’s being used in business and why you should care…Watch Videos…
(Reposted due to popular demand) Another great video from Josh Wills. Josh is Sr. Director of Data Science at Cloudera and has a gift for making fairly complicated technology explanations very digestible to the novice and intermediary techie.
What I most love about this video is how Josh explains -very clearly – the issue of translating analytics Machine Learning on a large set of data records (many individuals) and making it work well in a “real life” production environment on a single individual (think eCommerce). Watch Video
Hakka Labs has a very compelling video of Dr Chris Wiggin’s, Chief Data Scientist at the NYTimes and Columbia University Academic. He will talk about using machine learning and large data in both academia and in business.
He shares some ways re-framing domain questions as machine learning tasks has opened up new avenues for understanding both in academic research and in real-world applications. Read More
Here is an updated list of the Data Science & “Big Data” Analytics roles we are working to fill on behalf of exciting clients doing ground breaking work. See a match? Read More