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Statistics is the Fastest Growing Undergraduate STEM Degree


Statistics—the science of learning from data—is the fastest-growing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) undergraduate degree in the United States over the last four years, an analysis of federal government education data conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) revealed.

MapR Unveils Free Hadoop On-Demand Training Program

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, announced the availability of free Hadoop On-Demand Training for developers, analysts and administrators.

Data Science 101: NoSQL Data Modelling

With the big data education resource below, you can learn about data modelling in a NoSQL environment.

Ask a Data Scientist: Ensemble Methods


Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who asks about ensemble methods and how you use them.

Ask a Data Scientist: Confounding Variables


Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who asks for an explanation of confounding variables and why they’re important in data science projects.

Data Science 101: Cassandra Tutorial for Beginners

Provided by our friends over at Edureka, Module 1 of their Apache Cassandra course below discusses the fundamental concepts of using a highly-scalable, column-oriented database to implement appropriate use cases.

Data Science 101: Support Vector Machines

Support Vector Machines (SVM) is an important and widely used machine learning algorithm. In order to fully understand SVMs, you need to have a fundamental understanding of how the statistical learning method functions. Here is a useful lecture on SVM coming from MIT OpenCourseware.

How to Become a Data Scientist in 8 Easy Steps


Our friends over at DataCamp just came out with a cool new infographic entitled “Become a Data Scientist in 8 easy steps.” This hits home to a lot of people who are trying to enter this new industry hoping to satisfy a lot of unfilled job openings. The question is how best to make this transition. The useful infographic below will help answer this question by outlining the process of becoming a data scientist.

Deep Learning, Self-Taught Learning and Unsupervised Feature Learning

The video presentation below is a highly compelling talk by Stanford University professor and Coursera co-founder, Dr. Andrew Ng. Andrew addresses a graduate summer school audience at UCLA’s IPAM (Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics) on the topic – Deep Learning, Feature Learning.

Earn Your Masters in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern


As businesses seek to maximize the value of vast new stores of available data, Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Predictive Analytics program prepares students to meet the growing demand in virtually every industry for data-driven leadership and problem solving.