Posts Tagged ‘ Big Data ’

How to break into business analytics

February 15, 2018
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How to break into business analytics

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, hosts an open house on February 20, 2018 to talk about data science and analytics careers and training.

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Bursting of the social-media bubble

February 13, 2018
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Bursting of the social-media bubble

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the expose of the fake follower factory that underlies much of the social-media economy.

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Is 10,000 Cells Big?

February 13, 2018
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Is 10,000 Cells Big?

Trick question: is a 10,000 cell numeric data.frame big or small? In the era of "big data" 10,000 cells is minuscule. Such data could be fit on fewer than 1,000 punched cards (or less than half a box). The joking answer is: it is small when they are selling you the system, but can be … Continue reading Is 10,000 Cells Big?

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Big Data, Machine Learning, and Economic Statistics

February 5, 2018
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Greetings from a very happy Philadelphia celebrating the Eagles' victory! The following is adapted from the "background" and "purpose" statements for a planned 2019 NBER/CRIW conference, "Big Data for 21st Century Economic Statistics". Prescient and fa...

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Public-private interests collide in an elevator moment

February 5, 2018
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Public-private interests collide in an elevator moment

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbers Rule Your World, considers smart elevators, and some fallacies of optimization.

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A paradox of data collection

January 26, 2018
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A paradox of data collection

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, explains the paradox of data collection, and implications on privacy.

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Automakers and data sleaze

January 25, 2018
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Automakers and data sleaze

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses automakers embrace of data sleaze, and how such data collection will harm customers.

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The new airline re-booking policy

January 22, 2018
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The new airline re-booking policy

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the consequences of using algorithms to make decisions by looking at the shift by airlines in rebooking stranded passengers to alternative flights.

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2017 Review and 2018 Outlook on Cybersecurity

January 15, 2018
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2017 Review and 2018 Outlook on Cybersecurity

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Columbia's MS in Applied Analytics, continues the 2018 outlook series with a look at cybersecurity, discussing why this is a bottomless problem.

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2018 Outlook on Fake News

January 8, 2018
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2018 Outlook on Fake News

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and author of Numbers Rule Your World, discusses fake news, a hot topic in 2017, and offers his views on what might happen in 2018.

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