Mapping youth well-being worldwide with open data – From DataKind

Mapping youth well-being worldwide with open data - From DataKind Once again, I was honored to write a guest post for DataKind. This time is was on the spread of open source software by data-do-gooders. A couple years ago, DataKind hosted a DataDive in Washington D.C. and some of the participants created a mapping software … Continue reading Mapping youth well-being worldwide with open data – From DataKind

Data Science College Programs Across the Globe [Interactive Map]

Continuing this weeks theme on data science colleges, the nice folks at Silk.co created an interactive map of the Data Science University Programs across the globe. Click the map to view the interactive visualization. Where are the Programs? Based upon the visualization, it is easy to see most of the programs are in the United … Continue reading Data Science College Programs Across the Globe [Interactive Map]

$200,000 Cognitive Computing Challenge

HeroX, an organization that runs competitions for big ideas, has recently launched a competition that is relevant to the data science community. It is called the Cognitive Computing Challenge The challenge sounds fairly simple. Build a cognitive system that can read a document, then load a database with what it finds. However, don't be fooled … Continue reading $200,000 Cognitive Computing Challenge

Yinyang K-Means: A Drop-In Replacement of the Classic K-Means

This week; Yufei Ding, Yue Zhao, Xipeng Shen, Madanlal Musuvathi, and Todd Mytkowicz will be presenting Yinyang K-means at the 2015 International Conference on Machine Learning. The algorithm guarantees the same results as traditional K-means, but it produces results with an order of magnitude higher performance. An abstract of the paper and a PDF download … Continue reading Yinyang K-Means: A Drop-In Replacement of the Classic K-Means

Building an Analytics Team at 500px – Helpful Advice

Organizations everywhere are racing to build analytics/data science teams. Big Data is everywhere and companies don't want to fall behind. Unfortunately, many organizations are struggling to get started because of questions similar to the following: How will Analytics help us? What does an analytics team look like in our organization? How do we start? Luckily, … Continue reading Building an Analytics Team at 500px – Helpful Advice