Category Archives: Statistics

Cool Data Scientists on Campus

Hal Varian:  “Data availability is going to continue to grow. To make that data useful is a challenge. It’s generally going to require human beings to do it.” Source: Carl Bialik, “Data Crunchers Now the Cool Kids on Campus,” The Wall … Continue reading

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The Big Data Interview: Dave Rich, CEO, Revolution Analytics

Dave Rich has an interesting theory explaining the rapidly-growing interest and investment in big data and specifically, in predictive analytics, over the last few years. “When the 2008 recession hit,” he told me recently, “the question was how come we … Continue reading

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The First Data Scientist on the Evolution of Data Science and the Ever-Changing American Voter

Norman Nie was not surprised by the accurate predictions of the presidential elections’ results from Nate Silver and others. “A lot of it,” he told me recently, “is good statistics and good science and good statistical programming packages.” The increasing … Continue reading

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2013 is the International Year of Statistics: The Video

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Domain Expertise vs. Machine Learning: The Debate Continues

“The startup’s three co-founders have backgrounds in engineering and data science, but not weather, and there are no meteorological models involved. By keeping weather predictions within a two-hour window, they believe statistics are sufficient.”–Mashable in “Can Statistics Predict Weather Without Meteorologists? … Continue reading

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Mathematics, Statistics, and the Data Deluge

The American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics announce that the theme for Mathematics Awareness Month, April 2012, is Mathematics, Statistics, and the Data Deluge. Massive amounts … Continue reading

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