New tools for big data visualization are popping up all the time, but rarely do they attract such wide spread attention as the Dialect Survey Maps application which became the most-viewed story last year at The New York Times.
The Academy Awards event was held yesterday here in Los Angeles, and there are those technology diehards who tried to combine the creative arts with data science. For example, Adam McCann of Dueling Data created an interactive dashboard showing predictions for the Oscars based on how well the candidates fared in earlier awards, such as the Golden Globes and the British Academy.
“Map-D uses multiple NVIDIA GPUs to interactively query and visualize big data in real-time. Map-D is an SQL-enabled column store that generates 70-400X speedups over other in-memory databases. This talk discusses the basic architecture of the system, the advantages and challenges of running queries on the GPU, and the implications of interactive and real-time big data analysis in the social sciences and beyond.”
As social media becomes increasingly important as a data source for the purposes of machine learning, finding a brand new method for analyzing the Twitter microblogging platform is very compelling. Tauid Zaman, assistant professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, developed a probabilistic model for the spread of an individual tweet in the twitterverse.