Practical advice for analysis of large, complex data sets

By PATRICK RILEY For a number of years, I led the data science team for Google Search logs. We were often asked to make sense of confusing results, measure new phenomena from logged behavior, validate analyses done by others, and interpret metrics of user behavior. Some people seemed to be naturally good at doing this kind of high quality data…
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3 secrets to giving a remote lecture!

3 secrets to giving a remote lecture! Posted by Andrew on 31 October 2016, 10:08 pm Someone writes in: I noticed that you did a remote lecture in Warwick and I—thinking of organizing such a lecture—was wondering about the logistics. (1) What software did you use? Was any special IT required for it to run? (2) Did you feel that it…
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Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences

Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences Posted by Andrew on 31 October 2016, 8:17 pm Jamie Druckman and Jeremy Freese write: We are pleased to announce that Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) was renewed for another round of funding by National Science Foundation. TESS allows researchers to submit proposals for experiments to be conducted on a nationally-representative, probability-based survey…
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Predictability in Network Models

Network models have become a popular way to abstract complex systems and gain insights into relational patterns among observed variables in almost any area of science. The majority of these applications focuses on analyzing the structure of the network. However, if the network is not directly observed (Alice and Bob are friends) but estimated from data (there is a relation…
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Education’s Response to the Big Data Skills Demand

What are universities and colleges doing to make Big Data skills easier to obtain, and how are they speeding up the educational process to get these people into the workforce faster? By Rick Delgado. Big Data can and is doing amazing things for business, and that’s not the only cog in the greater wheel that’s benefitting. Millions of dollars, world-wide…
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Learn Data Science for Excellence and not just for the Exams.

Are you currently pursuing your masters in Data Science? Overwhelmed with Buzzwords and Information? Don’t know where and how to start your study? Then start with this article and a starter kit provided, but learn it for excellence and not just for the exams. By Prasad Pore, Business Analytics Consultant. Dear future Masters of Data Science,Many of you might be…
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ShinyProxy 0.6.0 released!

ShinyProxy is a novel, open source platform to deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise or larger organizations. Why is this needed? There is currently no valid open source alternative that offers this functionality. What does it offer? authentication authorization securing traffic with TLS/SSL usage statistics scalability This is free and open source, is there also a paying and proprietary version?…
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Deep Learning Research Review: Generative Adversarial Nets

This edition of Deep Learning Research Review explains recent research papers in the deep learning subfield of Generative Adversarial Networks. Don’t have time to read some of the top papers? Get the overview here. By Adit Deshpande, UCLA. Starting this week, I’ll be doing a new series called Deep Learning Research Review. Every couple weeks or so, I’ll be summarizing and explaining…
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