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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guavus, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence, has announced that its Reflex 2.0 platform has been designated a Certified Spark Distribution by Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark.
A new data science learning resource is about to commence, brought to you by Stanford University via Coursera: Mining Massive Datasets. This class teaches algorithms for extracting models and other information from very large amounts of data.
Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, and O’Reilly Media , a leading voice in Data Science, has announced the launch of the first, global Apache Spark Developer Certification program.
Organizations worldwide are struggling against a severe shortage of workers with analytical expertise and skills to understand and make data-driven marketing decisions. Teradata University Network, in conjunction with Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a leading analytic data platforms, marketing applications and consulting services company, are answering the need by making marketing applications, tools, and curricula freely available to university faculty and students.