Tag Archive for data science

Using Data Science to Predict Police Misconduct

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by Angela Guess Chris Hagan recently wrote for WBEZ, “Every day there are thousands of interactions between police officers and citizens across the country. While most are uneventful, a small number leave a member of the public disrespected, unprotected, harassed or — in all too many cases seen recently — hurt or even killed. This…

4 Steps to Winning the Data Scientist Hiring War

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by Angela Guess Shashi Upadhyay recently wrote for Fast Company, “a recruitment war in the data science field is now upon us. Companies will have to spend more per data scientist in order to attract the top talent. And those that can’t offer the most competitive salaries will need to find other enticements to offer.…

The Missing Step Before Advanced Analytics: Knowing Your Data IQ

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by Jeff Brown Without quality data your analytics outcomes have lower IQ. There’s no question about it: Data-driven decision making is the common element of successful businesses. Companies that collect and exploit customer information are rocketing ahead of the competition, leaving less tech savvy companies in the dust. It’s no wonder why advanced analytics have…

Data Science is Making Its Way Into Every Business Sector

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by Angela Guess Matt Diehl recently wrote for MarketingProfs.com, “For most industries, the future is data science. Connected devices can impact $32.3 trillion over the next 15 years, according to Patil at a recent talk. (That’s trillion with a “T.”) He also shared a story about smart airplane engines that talk to pilots in real…

“I Didn’t Realize That I Was a Data Scientist”

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by Angela Guess Apryl DeLancey, President and CEO of Social Age Media recently wrote in the Huffington Post, “Hello, my name is Apryl and I am a data scientist. I didn’t realize that I was a data scientist until earlier this year. For my entire career I just thought that I was a statistician that…

Don’t Confuse Business Intelligence with Data Science

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by Angela Guess Kate Kaye recently wrote for AdAge, “It wasn’t long after the ink dried on the Verizon acquisition of AOL before Seth Demsey formed a plan to make the companies’ technology work together. ‘I had a team of engineers in my office the day the deal closed,’ said the AOL Platforms chief technology…

Case Study: The Data Science Behind Zillow’s Zestimates

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by Angela Guess Alex Woodie recently wrote for Datanami, “If you’re like most homeowners, you probably sneak a peek at your ‘Zestimate’ from time to time to see how your home’s value might have changed. Getting a Zestimate is very easy and straightforward for users, but behind the scenes, there’s a hefty amount of data…

Galvanize and IBM Announce Collaboration to Support Women in Data Science

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by Angela Guess The company reports, “Galvanize — an education company focused on data science, web development and entrepreneurship — and IBM today announced a collaboration to help support diversity in data science and data engineering. IBM will commit to provide support to female participants in Galvanize programs, from tuition assistance and mentorship to internships…

Keep an Eye Out for Fake Data Scientists

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by Angela Guess Data expert Bernard Marr recently wrote, “Have you noticed how many people are suddenly calling themselves data scientists? Your neighbour, that gal you met at a cocktail party — even your accountant has had his business cards changed! There are so many people out there that suddenly call themselves ‘data scientists’ because…

What’s the Difference Between Predictive Analytics and Data Science?

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by Angela Guess Steve Miller recently wrote for Information Management, “My company, Inquidia Consulting, is currently engaged in/completing several predictive analytics and data science projects. While we distinguish PA from DS, there’s often not a hard dividing line between the two with our customers. Indeed, though we demur, some now consider data science to be…