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Transcending Regulatory Compliance: Creating Business Value from Data Governance

Jun 27, 2016 |

Data governance has emerged to the forefront of financial services ever since this vertical became inundated with increasing and evolving regulations, penalties, and regulatory entities at the end of the last decade. Read more…

What’s Hot This Summer: Data Science Bootcamps

Jun 23, 2016 |

Summer is here and temperatures are rising. While some of us take vacations or cool off at the beach, prospective data scientists are heating up their job prospects by participating in one of a growing number of data science bootcamps. Read more…

Will the Fall of ‘Society’s Genome’ Trigger the Next Dark Age?

Jun 20, 2016 |

Over the past 20 years, we’ve witnessed a remarkable transformation of our society, and digital information is at the very heart of it. But what if we were to suddenly lose all this data that we’ve amassed, or a big chunk of it? Read more…

Data Science Operationalization in the Spotlight at Leverage Big Data ’16

Jun 9, 2016 |

How do you create business value from data science? It may be easy to answer from a theoretical standpoint, but actually turning data into business value in the real world is another matter entirely. Read more…

Human Insight Is Key To Utilizing Data

Jun 6, 2016 |

For some, the big data revolution represents a clear progression toward a new (and inevitable) way of seeing the world. Like the driverless cars that pilot themselves down I-280 during morning rush hour in San Mateo County, big data seems to offer a tantalizing glimpse of a world free from nearly all human error. Read more…

News In Brief

Melania Trump and the Anti-Plagiarism Algorithm

Jul 20, 2016 |

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign ran into controversy this week when it was revealed that his wife, Melania, plagiarized parts of Michelle Obama’s 2008 campaign speech. With anti-plagiarism algorithms patrolling the waters, stealing a line or two has never been more problematic. Read more…

Report: Machine Learning Driving AI

Jul 11, 2016 |

Artificial intelligence research continues to accelerate as human and machines collaborate to solve more complex problems. A new survey by the National Academy of Science identifies the frontiers of AI research that include “augmented cognition” Read more…

Obama, NIH Announce Big Data Gathering Push for Precision Medicine

Jul 7, 2016 |

One could be forgiven for experiencing a bit of hopeful, skepticism in response to U.S. President Barack Obama Administration’s statement in May regarding re-energizing the “War Against Cancer.” The war against cancer is a many-decades old effort with mixed results – great progress in many areas but matched with disappointment in others. Read more…

MIT Uses Video to Train Machine Vision System

Jun 22, 2016 |

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory reported this week they have developed a deep learning algorithm that could help machines using predictive vision anticipate human interactions. The approach uses unlabeled YouTube videos as its source material to train deep networks to predict human interactions. Read more…

Gartner: Role of Analytics in Security is Growing

Jun 15, 2016 |

As corporate and, more recently, university IT networks are bombarded with malicious code and other forms of cyber attacks, network managers are being forced to rely more heavily on a range of emerging security technologies to monitor suspicious activity on networks and cloud infrastructure. Read more…

This Just In

Oregon State University’s New Data Analytics Programs Aim to Address National Shortage

Jul 20, 2016 |

July 20 — With the United States facing a shortage of more than one million skilled data scientists, Oregon State University will train an array of new professionals through a pair of graduate programs in data analytics to be delivered entirely online. Read more…

Metis Becomes First and Only Data Science Training Bootcamp in the U.S. to Accept International Students

Jul 19, 2016 |

July 19 — Data science training provider Metis’s bootcamp has become the first and only data science training bootcamp in the U.S. authorized to enroll international students with M-1 visas, which allow non-U.S. Read more…

Wayne State University Utilizing SAS Visual Analytics

Jul 15, 2016 |

CARY, N.C., July 15 — Administrators and staff at Wayne State University are dedicated to helping students succeed. But accessing student-level data to guide their strategy was challenging. Pre-formatted online reports provided limited insight, and working through IT was time-consuming. Read more…

Leading UK Universities Partner With Tableau to Launch Data Analytics Course

Jul 14, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., July 14 — A selection of leading UK research, post-graduate and undergraduate universities – Cranfield University, University of Central Lancashire and the University of Leeds – are partnering with Tableau Software to pilot a hands-on training course in data analytics for their students and professors. Read more…

PSC Staff to Present on Big Data Resources, Education and Technology at XSEDE16

Jul 13, 2016 |

July 13 — Experts from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and their collaborators will present a number of topics at XSEDE16, the fifth annual conference of the NSF-funded Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). Read more…