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Posted on March 26, 2015

The Meetup this past Tuesday was held in the NYC Data Science Academy space near Grand Central Station. Yi Wang gave a presentation on his machine learning final project. He was part of a machine learning in R class held through the NYC Data Science Academy. His project was to build a model that would […]

Posted on March 9, 2015

Enigma is a very cool company, and NYC Data Science Academy was fortunate enough to be visited last week by two of its data specialists, Destine Ozuygur, Data Solutions Lead and Raluca Dragusanum, a Data Scientist. To say that Enigma is in the business of open data is to understate what they do – Enigma […]

Posted on March 8, 2015

NYC Data Science Bootcamp was visited this week by a data scientists from Google, Harrison Adler. He provided some insight into what a data scientist does on a daily basis, as well as a peek into the “famous” perks Google is known for. He spoke to us on Hangouts from a conference room filled with […]

Posted on March 7, 2015

Why Women Make Great Data Scientists Michael Walker, 2/27/15 Commentary by Janet Kamin Michael Walker starts his blog with faint praise for women, saying that when asked whether women would make good data scientists he says, “yes”, because data scientists need to challenge assumptions, to be contrarian, and women are that. He goes on to […]

Posted on February 27, 2015

Big Data Helps to Fight California Wildfires Mary K. Pratt, 2/23/15 Summary by Jiayu Peng Crews responding to California wildfires can now access aerial photos, stats on ground moisture and wind, and other data to help them plan how best to attack the fire. Fires shift character as they grow and recede, and the data helps […]

Posted on February 25, 2015

Max Kuhn, Director of Nonclinical Statistics of Pfizer and also the author of Applied Predictive Modeling joined us on February 17, 2015 and shared his experience with Data Mining with R.   Max is a nonclinical statistician who has been applying predictive models in the diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries for over 15 years. He is the author and maintainer […]

Posted on February 21, 2015

Big Data: Telling The Story Of Falling Oil Prices Jiayu Peng, 2/20/15 The fall of Oil prices is one of the most prominent topics in our world nowadays, so it’s a matter of curiosity for any data enthusiast to see what Big Data can tell us about the Oil market’s scene. Recently, the Rebaie Analytics […]

Posted on February 19, 2015

NYC Open Data Meetup was pleased to host Max Kuhn on February 17, who gave a wonderful talk about predictive analytics. He focused on several key points: prediction vs inferential statistics, the process of model building, the choice of methodology, and next steps in data science. He also spoke about the ethics that can come […]

Posted on February 13, 2015

CrowdFlower Report Reveals: Career Obstacles for Data Scientists CrowdFlower, 2/10/15 CrowdFlower, a data enrichment, data mining and crowdsourcing company, has released its 2015 Data Scientist Report. Findings revealed major hurdles preventing data scientists from doing what they find most interesting in their jobs: predictive analysis and data mining for behavioral patterns and future trends. Here […]

Posted on February 6, 2015

DJ Patil has joined the White House to wrangle data issues Stacey Higginbotham, 2/5/15 DJ Patil, who may be best known for coining the term “data science”  and for calling data science the “sexiest” job of the 21st century, has joined the White House as a data scientist-in-residence.  He will focus on helping handle health […]