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Data Science Ed: 5 Tips for Undergrads

Oct 16, 2017 |

Demand for data scientists continues to rise as organizations seek new ways to monetize their data. Those who want to be considered for top data science jobs need a solid education behind them, including postgraduate degrees in many cases. Read more…

Deep Learning Reveals New Insights About People

Sep 21, 2017 |

Can a computer detect an author’s personality type, based only on a sample of his or her writing? Four researchers from Singapore and Mexico City sought to answer that question. Read more…

IBM Pairs Data Science Experience with Quantum Computer

Sep 5, 2017 |

IBM Research is pairing its Jupyter-based Data Science Experience notebook environment with its cloud-based quantum computer, IBM Q, in hopes of encouraging a new class of entrepreneurial user to solve intractable problems that even exceed the capabilities of the best AI systems. Read more…

Continuing Your Data Science Education

Aug 31, 2017 |

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question kids around the world are asked a million times a day. Until a few years ago, the odds are good that none of them answered “I want to be a data scientist.” Read more…

Is Your Smartphone Spying On You?

Aug 1, 2017 |

That little phone in your pocket or purse is generating a massive amount of data – much more than you probably realize. And thanks to services offered by the phone makers and network providers like Apple and Verizon, it’s easier than ever to capitalize on all that data. Read more…

News In Brief

Inference Emerges As Next AI Challenge

Nov 2, 2017 |

As developers flock to artificial intelligence frameworks in response to the explosion of intelligence machines, training deep learning models has emerged as a priority along with synching them to a growing list of neural and other network designs. Read more…

What SQL’s Co-Creator Sees in NoSQL

Nov 1, 2017 |

As the co-creator of Structured Query Language (SQL), Don Chamberlin knows a thing or two about pulling data out of relational databases. So when he spoke at the user conference for NoSQL database vendor Couchbase last week, it raised a few eyebrows. Read more…

NSF Doubles Down on Data Science

Oct 30, 2017 |

The National Science Foundation has awarded two grants to the University of California at Berkeley, the first to deepen the theoretical foundations of data science, the second addressing the big data skills gap. Read more…

‘Database Learning’ Aims to Speed Queries

Aug 31, 2017 |

University researchers have developed a lightweight software tool that enables existing databases to learn from user queries, pinpointing requested data without starting from scratch on every query.

A University of Michigan team said theirs’ Read more…

Geospatial Data Research Leverages GPUs

Aug 16, 2017 |

MapD Technologies, the database and visualization specialist, said it is working with university researchers on leveraging graphics processors to advance geospatial analytics.

The San Francisco-based company is collaborating with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Read more…

This Just In

NYC Data Science Academy Introduces Courses in Data Visualization with Tableau

Jan 4, 2018 |

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2018 — Starting January 16, the NYC Data Science Academy will be offering a month-long, one-stop-shop on how to employ the power of data visualization for different needs and purposes across organizations.  Read more…

Qlik Expands Academic Program with Mission to Bridge the Data Literacy Gap

Jan 3, 2018 |

RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 3, 2018 — Qlik, a leader in data analytics, today announced the expansion of the Qlik Academic Program, now offering a second course to its data analytics curriculum to serve the next wave of business transformation in an increasingly data-centric world. Read more…

ACM Recognizes 2017 Fellows for Advancing Technology in the Digital Age

Dec 12, 2017 |

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2017 — ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 54 members ACM Fellows for major contributions in areas including database theory, design automation, information retrieval, multimedia computing and network security. Read more…

NYC Data Science Academy Introduces Courses for Machine Learning in Finance

Nov 7, 2017 |

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2017 — NYC Data Science Academy, one of the leading data science bootcamps in the country, has announced new courses for Machine Learning in Finance, specifically tailored for traders, risk managers, portfolio managers, investors, and those looking to build data science skills to work in the finance industry. Read more…

NVIDIA Announces New AI Partners, Courses, Initiatives to Deliver Deep Learning Training Worldwide

Nov 1, 2017 |

Nov. 1, 2017 — NVIDIA today announced a broad expansion of its Deep Learning Institute (DLI), which is training tens of thousands of students, developers and data scientists with critical skills needed to apply artificial intelligence. Read more…