Competitive Astronomy: Crowd Sourcing the Universe

Astronomers are gorging themselves on data and it appears their eyes are becoming bigger than their stomachs. As a result of the technological revolution, in the past 40 years Astronomy has blossomed. The nineties saw the launch of the most famous of all telescopes, the Hubble Space Telescope, which, to this day, continues to capture millions of ultra-high quality images of distant extra-galactic objects. Closer to…
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Are you what you Tweet? OPF releases Twitter experiment results

Cross-posted from The Online Privacy Foundation.  These are the takeaways of the Psychopathy Prediction Based on Twitter Usage Kaggle Competition.  As we called for in a previous post, data scientists have an obligation to explain their results so they cannot be twisted or misinterpreted. The Online Privacy Foundation (OPF) encourages people to get online and consider all the great things…
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Engineering Practices in Data Science

Cross-posted from blog.untrod.com Josh Wills wrote this excellent, pithy definition of a data scientist: Data Scientists (n.): Person who is better at statistics than any software engineer and better at software engineering than any statistician. It’s certainly true that software engineering and data science are two different disciplines, and for good reason – they require different skills. But as this definition…
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