SiliconANGLE’s video production – SiliconANGLE’s video production – theCube – goes conference-hopping throughout the year speaking with top executives and industry thought leaders on the changing landscape of data-related professions. They put together a series of 6 interview vignettes that would be of interest to anyone in the data science field: The changing job market for data scientists : Advice from top bosses.
As the next installment of the insideBIGDATA TECH TIP series, I wanted to focus on the marriage of two important technologies to the data science community: the R statistical environment and the MongoDB database.
As the demand for data scientists continues to rise, more and more technology minded folks are looking for ways to retool themselves in preparation for entry into this growth field. One resource to consider is: MastersInDataScience.org. The organization is a project of Degree Prospects, LLC, which was founded in 2008 and is based in Washington, […]
Kaggle competitions using machine learning techniques have become the fascination of data scientists worldwide. In the video below, Jeremy Howard presents to the Melbourne R meetup group, where he gave a brief overview of his Data Scientist’s Toolbox (using a few Kaggle competitions as practical examples).
One of the closely-watched conundrums of online education is how best to approximate traditional on-premise teaching methods. Grading multiple choice and short answer exam questions is straightforward, but how do you approach grading student submitted essays in a way to allow the online platform to scale to handle tens of thousands of students? Enter machine learning.
A very important technique in unsupervised machine learning as well as dimensionality reduction is Principal Component Analysis (PCA). But PCA is difficult to understand without the fundamental mathematical underpinnings. The two instructional videos below (Part 1 and 2) demonstrate PCA at an introductory level to provide an appreciation for this powerful tool used in big data applications.
Apparently the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) ecosystem is practicing what they preach. As part of the Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013) conference this past July, a special workshop was held – the “moocshop” – that included representatives from many of the high-flying MOOCs, Coursera, Edx, and researchers from top universities.