In the past, the blog has included 7 Important Data Science Papers and 5 More Data Science Papers. Here is another list if you are looking for something to read over the summer. Spark: Cluster Computing with Working Sets Ten Simple Rules for Effective Statistical Practice Probabilistic machine learning and artificial intelligence A survey on … Continue reading 5 Data Science Research Papers to read in Summer 2017
I teach data science courses thoughout the US. I enjoying asking attendees why they are in class. I get many good answers, but occassionally I get some funny answers. Here is a story with one of the more humorous answers. While chatting with an attendee before class, I asked why he chose to attend this … Continue reading Get me Sum ‘dat Big Data
Decoding Brain Signals Microsoft has recently announced a machine learning competition platform. As part of the launch, one of the first competitions is the prediction of brain signals. It has $5000 in prizes, and submissions are accepted thru June 30, 2016. Big Data Viz Challenge Google and Tableau have teamed up to offer a big … Continue reading A Couple of Current Data Science Competitions
The Human Face of Big Data makes its debut tonight, 2/24/2016, on PBS (if you are in the United States). Hopefully it will be available via the PBS website fairly soon. http://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365663059
I was honored to be able to provide the data science introductory article for the Special Data issue of AL MAGNET magazine. The article is titled, Data Science and the Essential Terms. It provides a description of data science and an example workflow. It also points out some of the key terms in data science … Continue reading Data Science and the Essential Terms
Yahoo just released a 1.5 TB dataset of "anonymized user interactions on the news feeds". If you have been looking for a new dataset to analyze, this just might be it. It contains approximately 110 billion rows of data regarding user-news interactions. Happy data exploring!
Recently, I was invited to speak about data science to the research department of a regional hospital system. I thought I would share my slides. https://speakerdeck.com/ryanswanstrom/why-data-science A clarification note on one of my quotes from the presentation, "Data Science doesn’t need big data" I am not trying to say big data is not important. I … Continue reading Why Data Science? – Presentation
edX has just announced a new series of Big Data courses. The series consists of 2 courses focused around Apache Spark. If you are not familiar with Spark, it is a very fast engine for large-scale data processing. It claims to perform up to 100 times faster than hadoop. Here are the 2 courses: Introduction … Continue reading Learn Apache Spark this Summer with edX
Tomorrow, Jan 22, 2015, is Data Innovation Day 2015 and a free online conference will be held. A very strong group of speakers and panels are planned. The topics of the talks are: Data For Public Good OpenData Internet of Things Analytic Innovations Startups The conference is four hours from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM … Continue reading Tomorrow is Data Innovation Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pHzROP1D-w Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor of The Economist and co-author of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, gives a wonderful talk about data. It is well worth the 15 minutes.