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An All-Volunteer Deep Learning Army

A team of researchers says their novel framework, called Distributed Deep Learning in Open Collaborations, or DeDLOC, brings the potential to train large deep learning models from scratch in a distributed, grid-like mann Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: September 2021 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…

What Is Data Science? A Turing Award Winner Shares His View

The phrase “data science” is used every day, including in this very publication. We feel like we have an idea what it is. But what exactly is it? For one answer, we turn to Jeffrey Ullman, who won the Turing Award in Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: August 2021 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…

Rethinking Education in an AI-First World

Universities have been ramping up their data science education initiatives ever since 2012, when Tom Davenport and DJ Patil declared data scientist “the sexiest job of the 21st century” in the Harvard Business Review Read more…

News In Brief

Deep Learning Targets Drug Combos for COVID-19

Using computational biology to identify individual therapeutics that might prove effective in the fight against COVID-19 is already a daunting task, with billions of candidate molecules. Throw drug combinations into the Read more…

UF’s AI Supercomputer Works on Improving Cattle Yields

The average American consumes over 58 pounds of beef and 141 pounds of milk per year, but cattle farming is a deeply resource-intensive process with significant impacts on land use and carbon emissions – so any gains i Read more…

New Deep Learning Tool Predicts Bioactivity, Identifies Therapeutics

In the COVID era, computational biology is having a heyday – and machine learning is playing a massive role. With billions upon billions of compounds to search through for any given therapeutic application, strictly br Read more…

AI Reveals the Secrets of the Narwhals

The narwhal, a whimsical unicorn of the Arctic seas that is often mistaken for a myth, is difficult to study. The (relatively) minute whales live far from human population centers and hunt for food deep (up to a thousand Read more…

New AI Tool Aims to Analyze and Improve Classroom Discussions

The discussions in grade school math classes aren’t exactly known for being riveting, and U.S. students continue to underperform on math skills relative to the competition. Now, researchers at the University of Colorad Read more…

This Just In

Purdue University Global Launches Master of Science in Data Analytics

Sep 22, 2021 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 22, 2021 — Recognizing the rapid growth in demand for data analysts, Purdue University Global is launching a Master of Science in Data Analytics degree program. Read more…

U of Toronto’s Data Sciences Institute Launches to Help Researchers Find Answers

Sep 17, 2021 |

Sept. 17, 2021 — When University of Toronto astronomer Bryan Gaensler looks up at the night sky, he doesn’t just see stars – he sees data. Big data.

So big, in fact, that his current research tracking the baffling “fast radio bursts” (FRBs) that bombard Earth from across the universe requires the capture of more data per second than all of Canada’s internet traffic. Read more…

SIGKDD Honors Groundbreaking Achievements in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Aug 13, 2021 |

SINGAPOREAug. 13, 2021 — The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) today announced the recipients of the 2021 ACM SIGKDD Awards for exemplary individuals and research teams in data science, machine learning, big data and artificial intelligence (AI). Read more…

Penn, Purdue, UC Merced, UF Partner on $26M NSF Engineering Research Center for the IOT for Precision Agriculture

Aug 11, 2021 |

Aug. 11, 2021 — The National Science Foundation, through a 5-year, $26 million grant, has established the NSF Engineering Research Center for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag), headquartered at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Read more…

New HBR Survey Reveals Master Data Management, Data Governance Often Underused, Despite Reporting High Effectiveness

Aug 11, 2021 |

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Aug. 11,2021 — While organizations consider data to be a strategic asset and business imperative, 60% believe their organizations are under-investing in their enterprise-wide data strategy, preventing valuable data from being used more broadly according to a recent Profisee-sponsored survey of 343 executives by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. Read more…

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