While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.
LinkedIn has rolled out its Economic Graph Challenge to catalyze “bold thinking by smart, passionate individuals” and bring about “economic empowerment.” Branching out from the development of the Economic Graph — a “digital mapping of the global economy” that primarily consists of information about professionals, job opportunities and all relevant data to
Esri, a US-based global provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has developed the ZIP Code Lookup tool that enables the user to enter any ZIP Code in the United States and glean information about the people who live in that area, such as household type, income, employment, vehicle preferences, and leisure
The European Commission in conjunction with the European Data industry has pledged €2.5 billion in a public-private partnership (PPP) in order to reinforce Europe’s data sector. The EU will contribute €500 million of the tax-payer’s money over the next five years, to the industry consortium’s €2 billion purse. European Commission
Google’s latest is an Add-on that uses machine learning to make predictions in Google Sheets. Dubbed Smart Autofill, the add-on uses the already available spreadsheet data to learn patterns and predicts the missing entries. It is unlike the standard “Autofill” feature of Sheets, which is capable of filling in simple
When you mention “data warehouse” to someone not acquainted with the term, the first image that springs to their minds is usually something like the one above. When in fact, it actually looks a little more like this: A data warehouse is, on the highest level, a central repository of data.
Michael Tambe is a Manager at LinkedIn, covering Business Operations and Analytics. He is a Data Driven Intrepreneur who uses Big Data, rigorous analyses, and human narrative to identify new business opportunities. In his work he prides himself on three key things: Business Analytics, Operational Depth and End-to-end ownership. Before
Researchers at the the University of Manchester have made a breakthrough by identifying a new gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, using two of the world’s largest scientific data silos to compare the genes in mice and humans. This marks another step towards determining the type of people
Employee analytics provider VoloMetrix has closed a $12 million Series B funding deal with Split Rock Partners and existing investor Shasta Ventures, taking the total funding raised so far to $17 million. Extracting and analyzing anonymized, aggregated header-level data from organisational communications, VoloMetrix creates “measurable” behavioural profiles around an organisation’s
We caught up with Jason Moss (Co-founder of Metis) and John Harnisher (VP of Data, Analytics and Insight at Kaplan) to discuss the new Data Science course at Metis. Metis offers comprehensive courses in digital practices, designed to teach the skills needed to succeed in an increasingly digital world. The new
Who Will Be the Next Character to Die in Game of Thrones? It’s a question that is likely to have been brought up in your social circle at some point in the last couple of years – and a perfect opportunity to arm yourself with predictive analytics. Richard Vale, a