Data Science News 17 April 2015

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The data science ecosystem, part 3: Data applications

Remember that quote I started part two with? About data scientists wanting better tools for wrangling so they could work on the “sexy stuff”? Well, after …

Cybersecurity, data science and machine learning: Is all data equal?

Positive data, i.e. malicious network traffic data from malware and cyberattacks, have much more value than some other data science problems.

7 guerrilla tactics for retaining data scientists

The ABCs of retention won’t cut it for data scientists, which is why you must use creative tactics. Try these out-of-the-box retention strategies.

JHU Researchers to Launch New Coursera Specialization Focused on Genomic Data Science

The newly-minted Genomic Data Science specialization features six non-credit courses that provide a coherent introduction to some common tools of …

Top Online Engineering School Responds to Industry Appetite for Data Science, Energy, and …

PR Newswire (press release)
The new Data Science certificate includes three courses in big data analysis, machine learning, and principles of database systems, with substitutions …

State Street, Berkeley and Stanford form data science consortium..

Finextra (press release)
“We are excited to be working with leading data scientists to tackle the immensely complex data challenges that face our clients and the institutional …

Genomic Data Science Course Invades MOOC Platform

International Business Times AU
A genomic data science course designed by John Hopkins University would soon hit massive online open course platform, a Forbes …

How Disruptive Are MOOCs? Hopkins Genomics MOOC Launches In June

Of course the content today is different, particularly in the sciences–no one even knew what DNA was 200 years ago–but the way we teach has barely …

TOM STILL: Data science is learning as it grows

Kenosha News
Data science is a fancy term for statistics. It’s the extraction of knowledge from data, which can be derived from multiple digital sources and turned into …

NCDS Takes Action on Big Data

Big data is such a hot topic it has finally outgrown the descriptor ‘big’. From scientific journals to the popular press, so much has been said about big …

NASA’s Space Apps Challenge Tries to Coax More Women to Data Science

NASA officials visited New York in the fall to pick up some ideas on how women in the data science and tech community were doing and how to make …


the Dutch Data Science Summit

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
the Dutch Data Science Summit. On December 1st 2015, another Dutch Data Science Summit will take place at TU/e. First confirmed speakers are …

Tackling big data: How Europe is trying to bridge the data science skills gap

Guest contributor Jonathan Keane takes a look at this space and how the European Data Science Academy wants to bridge the big data skills gap.

Three Reasons Data Scientists Might Prevent The Next Market Collapse

Data science might be our best hope for better predicting and averting market panics like we saw in late 2008.

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