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How Data Analytics Can Combat Learning Loss Due to COVID-19

The test scores are in, and the results are not pretty: American schoolchildren suffered substantial academic setbacks as a result of the COVID-19 school lockdowns. The good news is there is a substantial amount of feder Read more…

Representation: Great for Your People and Products

For many years I didn’t know whether my identity as a gay woman would be an obstacle to my career ambitions — especially in the male-dominated technology, finance and consulting sectors. But I’ve learned that in t Read more…

The History of Data Science: From Cave Paintings to Big Data

It is in the nature of human beings to want to make sense of the world around them. This has led to humans trying to organize things and think in a data-centric way from as early as prehistoric times. Data science is Read more…

The Race to Ensure Post Quantum Data Security

Fault-tolerant quantum computers won’t exist for years – a decade is the most common estimate. When they do arrive, thanks to Shor’s now-famous algorithm, they will be able to crack the most widely-used encryptio Read more…

A Dozen Questions for Databricks CTO Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia is a very busy man. When he’s not helping to shape the future of Databricks as its CTO, he is helping to shape the future of computer science as an assistant professor at Stanford University.  He also fi Read more…

News In Brief

PowerSchool Launches K-12 Education Cloud Platform with Snowflake

As students head back to classrooms this month, some may find their education data is being managed differently with better education outcomes in mind. PowerSchool, the provider of a cloud-based software platform for K-1 Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: July 2022 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

Databricks Scores ACM SIGMOD Awards for Spark and Photon

Databricks announced it has won two awards at the ACM SIGMOD (Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group in the Management of Data) Conference in Philadelphia. Apache Spark was awarded the SIGMOD Sy Read more…

Coursera Report Ranks Global Skills in Business, Tech, and Data Science

Coursera has released its latest Global Skills Report, sharing key insights for business skills and technology skills in both the U.S. and worldwide. The report names the acceleration of digital transformation, inflation Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: May 2022 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

This Just In

Southern Methodist University Launches Lab Focused on Reducing Bias in AI Systems

Sep 28, 2022 |

DALLAS, Sept. 28, 2022 — Quantifying and minimizing bias in artificial intelligence systems is the goal of a new lab established within SMU’s AT&T Center for Virtualization. Read more…

Cohere For AI Announces ML Scholars Program

Sep 22, 2022 |

Sept. 22, 2022 — C4AI today announced the launch of its Cohere For AI Scholars Program, designed to help change where, how and by whom research is done. Read more…

New Study Develops a Lossless Data Management Platform for ML and Sharing Experimental Information

Sep 21, 2022 |

Sept. 21, 2022 — In the field of materials science, even small variations in experimental parameters and protocols can lead to unwanted changes in the properties of a material. A ground-breaking development in this field came with the advent of materials informatics—a heavily data-reliant field, which focuses on materials data, including synthesis protocols, properties, mechanisms, and structures. Read more…

Monterey Data Conference 2022: Ideas and Opportunities for Transforming Science with AI

Sep 21, 2022 |

Sept. 21, 2022 — This year’s Monterey Data Conference, organized by a group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientists and hosted by the Association for High Speed Computing, brought together researchers and representatives from U.S. Read more…

NSF Invests in Bio-inspired and Bioengineered Systems for AI, Infrastructure and Health

Sep 20, 2022 |

Sept. 20, 2022 — The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced an investment of $30 million to support new interdisciplinary, fundamental research projects for the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation, or EFRI, program. Read more…

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