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Models for Thinking: An Example of Why Data Sciences Increasingly Need the Humanities

Parsing such large-scale data sets – classifying genomic sequences, mapping forms of advertisement, observing online discussions, etc. – is a matter of organization: How do you make sense of, and classify, these clusters of information? The answer, often, is to configure them into abstract but coherent topics.

Interview: KDD2019 Co-General Chairs Ankur Teredesai & Vipin Kumar

During my trip to KDD2019 in August, I had the pleasure of sitting down to chat with the co-chairs of the conference, Ankur Teredesai and Vipin Kumar. In the interview that follows, we discuss the growth of the KDD conference over the years, and also it’s changing focus. KDD is touted as being “the premier interdisciplinary conference bringing together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data.”

Keys to Successful AI Solutions

To be successful in implementing AI solutions and to take leadership roles within various industries, students need to develop technical skills in machine learning, data management, and cloud computing. To address the growing need for AI expertise in industry, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies recently announced AI specializations within its Master of Science in Data Science and the Master of Science in Information Systems programs, as well as an AI certificate program.

Ask a TA: Everything You Need to Know About MIT xPRO’s Online Data Science Course

Eric Bradford, a Teaching Assistant for MIT xPRO’s Online Data Science Course, Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Making Data-Driven Decisions, gives his insights into the unique seven-week course. The seven-week course explores the theory and practice behind recommendation engines, regressions, network and graphical modeling, anomaly detection, hypothesis testing, machine learning, and big data analytics. The next online data science course begins Feb. 4, and is currently enrolling.

Can Online Professional Development Courses Teach Data-Driven Decision Making?

MIT xPRO’s Data Science program is segmented into six modules, each lead by a faculty member with expertise, research and teaching experience in that area. After just seven weeks, learners earn an MIT Professional Certificate in Data Science. This guest post from MIT focuses on whether online professional development courses, like its xPRO Data Science program, are successful in teaching data-driven decision making. 

Be on Top of Key Data Analytic Trends

Emily Washington: ‘Businesses are increasingly evaluating ways to streamline their overall technology stack… to successfully leverage big data and analytics’. Tech trends in data analytics are seeing the industry soar. Discover more here.

Interview: Vivienne Sze, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT

I recently caught up with Vivienne Sze, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, to discuss the launch a new professional education course titled, “Designing Efficient Deep Learning Systems.” The two-day class will run March 28-29, 2018 at the Samsung Campus in Mountain View, CA and will explore all the latest breakthroughs related to efficient algorithms and hardware that optimize power, memory and data processing resources in deep learning systems.

The Importance of Vectorization Resurfaces

Vectorization offers potential speedups in codes with significant array-based computations—speedups that amplify the improved performance obtained through higher-level, parallel computations using threads and distributed execution on clusters. Key features for vectorization include tunable array sizes to reflect various processor cache and instruction capabilities and stride-1 accesses within inner loops.

Five Reasons to Attend a New Kind of Developer Event

In this special guest feature, Ubuntu Evangelist Randall Ross writes that the OpenPOWER Foundation is hosting an all-new type of developer event. “The OpenPOWER Foundation envisioned something completely different. In its quest to redefine the typical developer event the Foundation asked a simple question: What if developers at a developer event actually spent their time developing?”

Dr. Eng Lim Goh on New Trends in Big Data and Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence

In this video from SC16, Dr. Eng Lim Goh from HPE/SGI discusses new trends in HPC Energy Efficiency and Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence. “Recently acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SGI is a trusted leader in technical computing with a focus on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges.”