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WPI Receives U.S. Dept. of Education Funding to Address Shortage in Big Data Computing Professionals

Addressing a critical need for enhancing the nation’s capacity for computer science research and teaching, the U.S. Department of Education has granted Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) $885,834 through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. The funding will provide six needs-based fellowships for computer science PhD students who will study big data computing.

Advanced Apache Spark

Big data is going Spark crazy! Here’s a whopping 6 hour intensive, fast-paced and vendor agnostic look at Spark Core presented by Sameer Farooqui, a client services engineer at Databricks.

SAS® Academy for Data Science Answers Employer, Student Calls for Data Science and Business Skills

Where can aspiring and practicing data scientists earn respected credentials in big data and analytics? The same source organizations can tap to transform top talent and gain a competitive edge: the new SAS® Academy for Data Science.

Spark 101: MapR Free On-Demand Training Now Includes Apache Spark

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop® that integrates web-scale enterprise storage and real-time database capabilities, announced the availability of the first free Apache Spark course as part of a new series in its Hadoop On-Demand Training program.

Dell Helps Universities Boost Interest in Data Science Careers

Dell announced the Dell Statistica Free Academic Program, a free version of its award-winning Statistica advanced analytics software now available to all U.S. college students and professors, to help boost interest in and preparedness for data analytics careers.

Dato Announces New Machine Learning Toolkits and Coursera Training

Dato, creator of the popular machine learning platform GraphLab Create, announced today toolkits and training for developers building Intelligent Applications.

Data Science 101: Getting a Free Mathematics Education for Data Science

In this special feature, Daniel D. Gutierrez, Managing Editor of insideBIGDATA provides a number of free educational resources designed for budding data scientists to gain a foundation in mathematics.

Advanced Degrees for Data Science, Predictive Analytics and Big Data

In this special feature, Daniel D. Gutierrez, Managing Editor of insideBIGDATA discusses a question on many people’s minds these days – is an advanced degree required to become a data scientist and if so, what programs are available?

WPI to Launch the Nation’s First Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Data Science

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), which launched one of the first master’s programs in data science in 2014, will offer the nation’s first interdisciplinary PhD program in the field beginning this fall.

Hadoop 101: Learning the Core Elements of Hadoop

A background in Hadoop can serve as a valuable differentiator for professionals interested in building new areas of expertise in managing and analyzing data. To address this need, MapR launched earlier this year a free, comprehensive On-Demand Training program that can lead to becoming a certified Hadoop professional.