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Buffalo Bills to start advanced analytics department

Even the NFL is getting into data analysis these days.

Buffalo Bills to start advanced analytics department

Personal note: Like many American children, I grew up dreaming of playing professional football in the NFL. Also, like many American children, that dream did not come true. Maybe now I could try to make the NFL as a data scientist. I wonder if they have fall training camp for the analytics department. If so, sign me up.

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White House is Announcing $200M BigData Research Initiative

Later today (2-3:45 pm ET), the White House will announce a $200M BigData research Initiative. Appropriately, it is being named the “Big Data Research and Development Initiative.”

The announcement will be broadcast live on Science360.

See this PDF for a listing of bigdata projects within the US Government.

I am excited to see how this will affect the education and training of data scientists.
What are your thoughts? Is this a good idea?