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Recap of Data Science News for November

News on Data Science in R programming – November 2015

Data Science November News

Mike Gualtieri, Forrester’s principal analyst, has spoken out on the future of Data Science. November 4, 2015, Dataconomy.com

Mike Gualtieri, principal analyst for Forrester has some good news for people opting for a career in Data Science and Machine learning. He says while machine learning is geared towards massive automation, people who are looking to build a career in Data Science should begin investing in the future and learn modern concepts besides Python and R Programming.

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(Source: http://dataconomy.com/invent-the-future-an-interview-with-mike-gualtieri-forresters-principal-analyst/ )

National Science Foundation establishes award for Big Data Innovation, November 2, 2015. Nsf.gov

To accelerate the field of Data Science, the National Science Foundation has established awards totaling $5million to set up hubs for data science. Covering all the 50 states, more than 250 organizations and Fortune 500 companies have committed to expand this field over time.

(Source: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136784 )

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Predictive Analytics and Big Data Applications get popular across sectors in 2015. November 3, 2015. SmartDataCollective

In the early 2000s, Big Data analytics were popular only in the big companies and mostly in the telecom and finance industries. In the present, i.e 2015 – more sectors are getting interested in big data analytics to focus on creating more growth based applications through predictive analytics.

(Source: http://www.smartdatacollective.com/algolytics/352614/past-present-future-predictive-analytics-our-analysis-findings )

Dell introduces Statistica Free to Higher Ed in an effort to boost interest in Data Science. October 27, 2015. CampusTechnology.com

Dell recently launched a free version of its advanced Statistica analytics software for college students which supports integration with R programming language. This was launched to increase the interest of students in data science from early on – seeing as there is a huge gap between the demand for qualified data scientists and their availability.

(Source: https://campustechnology.com/Articles/2015/10/27/Dell-Releases-Statistica-Free-to-Higher-Ed.aspx )

Data Science – to announce your next president? November 12, 2015. Forbes.com

The 2012 Obama campaign was hastily arranged from the perspective of Data Science. Right in the middle of the campaign, data scientists used several trial and error methods to gather data from the voters to see which way their tendency to vote lies. As a Data Scientist who worked on the Obama campaign says – data management for a campaign means understanding how campaign recruitment and electioneering works. In some ways it is more important than R or SQL that can be learned.

(Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2015/11/12/how-campaign-data-scientists-figure-out-the-formula-to-sway-your-vote-for-president/ )

UK Budget Airlines, EasyJet, creates its first Data Science Role. November 17, 2015. Research-Live.com

EasyJet, the UK based budget airlines has appointed their first head of data science, Alberto Rey-Villaverde to build artificial intelligence applications. Their theory is that AI will help them improve flight schedules, fleet reliability, in-flight food and drink choice and the airline’s new Flight Club loyalty programme. The data science and AI team will be working with a data pool such as the 170 million items of food and drink carried annually across all of its flights or the 1.3 billion searches on easyJet.com in the past 12 months. 

(Source: http://www.research-live.com/news/people/easyjet-creates-data-science-role/4014172.article )

Data Science is helping detect and understand global trends. November 19. Wired.co.uk

James Crawford, founder and CEO of Orbital Insight, has predicted that technologies like drone imagery, commercial satellites, cell phones and artificial intelligence is producing more data that represents the current social trends. This will only increase in the coming months. Orbital Insight is in the process of building new software that will track all the data from drone and satellite imagery for finding global trends.

(Source: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-11/19/orbital-insight-data-science-wired-retail )

The world’s first therapeutic venom database – now a reality due to Data Scientists! November 25, 2015. EurekAlert.org

A pair of Columbia University data scientists, have created, what is known as the first therapeutic venom database in the world. VenomKB takes the results of 5117 studies in medical science which describes the effects of poisonous venoms to treat diseases like cancer, obesity, etc. VenomKB documents over 42,000 effects on the human body.

(Source: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-11/cumc-dsc112515.php )

News on Data Science in Python – November 2015

November Data Science News

Byte Academy, a leader in FinTech Education Launches Python and Data Science part time. Oct 28, 2015, PR Newswire

Byte Academy while recognizing the fact that Data Science is making a huge impact in most industries, has launched part-time educational programs in full-stack Python development with options in Data Science and FinTech. Python is slowly getting recognized as the goto language for data scientists.

(Source: http://news.sys-con.com/node/3526663 )

Companies are analyzing the analysis of Data Scientists. November 3, 2015, computing.co.uk

Data Scientists need to change their analysis strategies and they need to change it fast. It is not a game nor is it academia. Companies want to see measurable returns from data analysis or the data scientist’s jobs are in the line of fire, says Gianmario Spacagna, a data scientist for customer and retail banking at Barclays in London.

(Source: http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2433095/a-lot-of-companies-will-stop-hiring-data-scientists-when-they-realise-that-the-majority-bring-no-value-says-data-scientist )

Structure and Practice of Data Science is factual and the companies have spoken. November 5, customerTHINK

Most of the fact mentioned here are already known and might seem mundane – but then these facts are backed by empirical data. Handful of different skills make up the discipline of data science. There are different kinds of data scientists as different job functions.

(Source: http://customerthink.com/getting-more-value-from-data-6-facts-about-the-structure-and-practice-of-data-science/ )

Pycon Ireland - launched by Python Ireland with a view to promoting Python for Data Science. October 15, 2015, SiliconRepublic.com

On October 24-25, 2015, Python Ireland, a company dedicated to Python programming, had launched Pycon Ireland, where speakers held workshops to discuss the growing potential of Python for data science, seeing the surge in its use to build data science applications.

(Source: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/portfolio/2015/10/15/pycon-ireland-hoping-to-charm-python-coders-24-25-october )

The Alan Turing Institute in British Library was established to solely focus on Data Science and make London on the leaders in research. November 11, 2015. CityA.M.com

UK is gearing up towards making a mark in the world of big data. The establishment of the Alan Turing Institute is the beginning of a brand new era of digitization of the country. The Alan Turing Institute will be focusing on data science activities from theoretical research to fully-fledged prototype products. With an investment of £42m from the govt. and a further £25m from partner universities, the institute will employ a full team of 200 members dedicated for data science research and innovation.

(Source: http://www.cityam.com/228547/investing-in-data-science-will-secure-londons-future-as-a-global-leader-in-research )

Data Science Skills is likely to give a huge boost to your salary. November `17. InformationWeek.

According to a recent study of LinkedIn profiles, by cloud analytics firm RJMetrics – the number of data scientists have doubled in number. On October 20, Glassdoor (one of the leading job portals) listed that it had nearly 1300 job listings for Data Scientist and on an average – Data Scientist earn about $115,000 annually.

(Source: http://www.informationweek.com/big-data/big-data-analytics/data-science-skills-to-boost-your-salary/d/d-id/1323116 )

OpenDNS advances their predictive security model through Data Science. November 19. InformationWeek.

OpenDNS, leading provider of cloud delivered security, today unraveled that they are applying sound wave technology to predict patterns in their network traffic. OpenDNS data scientists are developing new threat detection models which can detect “sound waves” of malicious attacks on their network traffic. This will lead to a new age of network security by examining how traffic patterns change when malicious attacks are launched.

(Source: http://www.darkreading.com/analytics/opendns-advances-predictive-security-using-data-science-and-sound-wave-technology-/d/d-id/1323232 )

There is a need for Healthcare’s breakout Data Science Company. November 23, 2015. Forbes.com

Every healthcare industry till date has followed the same strategy of collecting data, parsing subgroups, and individualizing treatment. The purpose of this data analysis is serve a large group by using smaller samples. But Healthcare has to be a highly personalized field. Facebook and Amazon are using data science effectively to provide personalized solutions – which is the need of the hour in Healthcare.

(Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidshaywitz/2015/11/23/where-is-healthcares-breakout-data-science-company/ )

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