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Five Ways Big Data Can Help HPC Operators Run More Efficiently in the Cloud

Sep 29, 2020 |

When most of us hear the term big data, we tend to think of things like social media platforms, seismic data, or weather modeling. An essential use of big data, however, is to analyze data from complex systems to make them more efficient. Read more…

Do You Need a Chief Data Scientist?

Sep 28, 2020 |

Data scientists are modern-day wizards who can turn digital coal into virtual diamonds. But data scientists are unique individuals with special talents, and organizations risk squandering those gifts if data scientists are managed like any other employee. Read more…

The Future of Labor in an AI World

Sep 7, 2020 |

What will you be doing on Labor Day in 2030? How about five years from today? Will your job still be available? What skills will your employer demand? Nobody can forecast the future with total certainty, but a conservative reading of the workplace tea leaves suggests labor is in for a bumpy ride as technological advances make some jobs obsolete, while opening up new opportunities. Read more…

Getting Creative with COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Aug 28, 2020 |

What do a GIS, a SIEM, and a time and attendance system have in common? If you said they’re all being used to help trace potential COVID-19 infections in American schools and workplaces, then give yourself a gold star. Read more…

NOAA Awards Nearly $700,000 to Entrepreneurial Machine Learning Projects

Aug 24, 2020 |

In the computing sphere, the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) may be most well-known for its massive weather and climate models, which predominantly run on correspondingly massive supercomputers and clusters. Read more…

News In Brief

Deep Learning Clears the Skies for Volcano Monitoring

Oct 27, 2020 |

Major volcanic eruptions are rare, but potentially cataclysmic: in 2018 alone, a pair of volcanic eruptions in Guatemala and Indonesia killed at least 600 people. As in earthquake sensing, the underlying signals that define volcanic activity are noisy due to instrumental interference, and prophesying volcanic eruptions is an imprecise (and less-than-actionable) affair. Read more…

Qlik Launches Presidential Debate Analytics Tool

Oct 8, 2020 |

Even if you’ve been watching the presidential debates, you may have come away asking yourself: what were they even saying? In the cacophony of controversies, interruptions, and shouting, it can be difficult to discern what candidates are emphasizing with their words. Read more…

New AI Tool Maps the Families of the Bible, A Song of Ice and Fire

Sep 17, 2020 |

Diffbot is obsessed with knowledge. The Palo Alto-based knowledge-as-a-service company is on a quest to “build the first comprehensive map of all human knowledge,” according to its founder and CEO Mike Tung – and it’s doing that using a medley of machine learning methods to automatically crawl, index, and correlate the content of the internet. Read more…

Snowflake to Make it SNOW on NYSE

Aug 25, 2020 |

Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Snowflake confidentially filed for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yesterday, the Silicon Valley-based cloud data warehousing company made it official: Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: AI, Brussels, Climate Change & More

Aug 25, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

This Just In

EBSCO Information Services Partners with Three Institutions to Develop Analytics Platform

Oct 13, 2020 |

IPSWICH, Mass., Oct. 13, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will partner with University of Denver, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Chalmers University of Technology to develop a next-generation analytics platform. Read more…

Data Science Professor Receives $1.25 Million Grant from Department of Defense

Oct 9, 2020 |

Oct. 8, 2020 — A $1.25 million grant from the Department of Defense will enable data science researcher Justin Zhan to develop novel algorithms to enhance the speed and efficiency of computational software that uses large amounts of streaming data. Read more…

New Magnetic Material and Recording Process Can Vastly Increase Data Capacity

Oct 8, 2020 |

Oct. 8, 2020 — It may seem odd to some that in the year 2020, magnetic tape is being discussed as a storage medium for digital data. After all, it has not been common in home computing since the 1980s. Read more…

ACM and IMS to Hold First Ever Data Science Conference Oct. 19-20

Oct 8, 2020 |

Oct. 8, 2020 — The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) together with the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) will hold the first-ever ACM-IMS Foundations of Data Science (FODS) Conference virtually on October 19-20. Read more…

SAS accelerates development of analytics and data science talent with new academic program

Sep 22, 2020 |
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