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What Kind of Data Scientist Are You?

Mar 15, 2018 |

If you’ve worked with the data science community, you’ve probably interacted with data scientists and formed a definition for the increasingly popular position. But it turns out, not all data scientists are alike, and according to a recent analysis by researchers at UCLA and Microsoft, there are actually nine different types of data scientists. Read more…

Top Big Data, AI, and HPC Quotes of 2017

Dec 21, 2017 |

It’s been a fascinating year in advanced scale computing, much of that fascination focused on AI (broadly defined), now firmly established as the leitmotif of the high performance computing sector. Read more…

10 Key Big Data Trends That Drove 2017

Dec 13, 2017 |

2017 has come and (almost) gone. It was a memorable year, to be sure, with plenty of drama and unexpected happenings in terms of the technology, the players, and the application of big data and data science. Read more…

Why Deep Learning May Not Be So ‘Deep’ After All

Dec 12, 2017 |

Deep learning has given us tremendous new powers to spot patterns hidden in great globs of data. For some challenges, neural networks can even outperform top human experts. However, despite all the progress the new approach represents and the hope that it will lead us to actual artificial intelligence, there are big limits on the practical application of deep learning. Read more…

What’s Keeping Deep Learning In Academia From Reaching Its Full Potential?

Nov 20, 2017 |

Deep learning is gaining a foothold in the enterprise as a way to improve the development and performance of critical business applications. It started to gain traction in companies optimizing advertising and recommendation systems, like Google, Yelp, and Baidu. Read more…

News In Brief

Hail Can’t Hide from Deep Learning, Researcher Finds

Mar 28, 2018 |

A deep learning approach can perform as well as a meteorologist in predicting dangerous hailstorms from radar images, a National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) researcher said this week at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California. Read more…

Bringing Analytics to Time, Space Data

Mar 8, 2018 |

An experimental service unveiled by IBM Research looks to plumb the depths of mounting geospatial and temporal data generated by satellites, drones and sensor networks.

The cloud-based service called Physical Analytics Integrated Data Repository and Services, or PAIRS, Geoscope, seeks to glean insights from a growing roster of geospatial data sources. Read more…

DHS Funds Cyber Data Research

Feb 26, 2018 |

Federal cyber defenders are taking a data-centric approach in their efforts to boost cyber defense research, distributing more than $5.6 million in contracts focused on new ways to collect data on hacking attempts that can eventually be used to counter those threats. Read more…

‘Dual-Use’ AI Poses New Security Threats

Feb 21, 2018 |

While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of AI and machine learning technology along with a growing list of development tools is prompting critics to highlight future security concerns and the need to consider upfront the potential for malicious use of the technology. Read more…

Ray’s New Library Targets High Speed Reinforcement Learning

Feb 1, 2018 |

Data scientists looking to push the ball forward in the field of reinforcement learning may want to check out RLlib, a new library released as open source last month by researchers affiliated with RISELab. Read more…

This Just In

UMass Amherst Computer Scientist Awarded Grant to Improve Citizen Science, Big Data Analysis

Apr 19, 2018 |

AMHERST, Mass., April 19, 2018 – Computer science researcher Daniel Sheldon at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a five-year, $550,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to design and test new mathematical approaches and algorithms to help ecologists and other scientists better use large data sets generated by citizen science projects, animal tracking devices and earth observation instruments, among other goals. Read more…

Purdue University Launches Collaborative ‘Integrative Data Science Initiative’

Apr 19, 2018 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 19, 2018 — The creation of a “data science for all” ecosystem is the goal of a new initiative at Purdue University that will make data science education part of every student’s learning experience on campus while also boosting research and partnerships to help grow the data-driven economy. Read more…

NYC Data Science Academy Introduces Remote Intensive Bootcamp

Apr 6, 2018 |

April 6, 2018 — NYC Data Science Academy has announced the launch of its remote intensive bootcamp, open to technology enthusiasts outside of the New York City area. Read more…

Datanami Unveils Honorees for its 2018 People to Watch Feature

Mar 26, 2018 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 26, 2018 – Datanami, a news portal dedicated to providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute information about data science, AI, and advanced analytics, today announced the honorees for its 2018 People to Watch feature, which highlights key industry players poised to drive the industry in the coming year. Read more…

Kerstin Kleese van Dam Receives 32nd Town of Brookhaven Annual Women’s Recognition Award for Science

Mar 19, 2018 |

March 19, 2018 — The Brookhaven Town Office of Women’s Services has selected Kerstin Kleese van Dam, director of the Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, to receive the 32nd Annual Women’s Recognition Award in the science category. Read more…