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Using Bayesian Optimization to Tune Machine Learning Models

The presentation below, “Using Bayesian Optimization to Tune Machine Learning Models” by Scott Clark of SigOpt is from MLconf. The talk briefly introduces Bayesian Global Optimization as an efficient way to optimize machine learning model parameters, especially when evaluating different parameters is time-consuming or expensive.

Online Education is Paving a Smoother Path to Earning Data Science Skills

In this contributed article, Devavrat Shah, MIT Professor of Computer Science, highlights how many professionals are seeking rigorous training in data science skill, and want them without having to leave their day job. They need the practicality and flexibility that online learning provides, so the operative question becomes: can MOOCS deliver these skills without compromising quality?

The Data Scientist Shortage is Huge. Here’s How to Beat It.

In this special guest feature, Roberto Reif, Executive Director, Professional Development at Metis, discusses how the worldwide deficit of data scientists is real, but now that you’ve started thinking about your strategy and how you’ll resource the best people to help you execute it, it won’t seem so intimidating. Keep your eyes on the prize — people who can solve your specific problems — and you’ll be able to win the fight against the data scientist shortage.

Interview: Rafael Irizarry, Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard University

I recently caught up with Rafael (Rafa) Irizarry, Professor of Biostatistics with the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University to hear his unique perspective as an edX instructor regarding the rising demand for data scientists across most industries.

Interview: Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera

I recently caught up with Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera, to discuss how to build in-demand skills in data science such as machine learning, statistics, and data management across your organization to drive competitive advantage. Coursera for Business provides companies with the world’s best learning experience and best content to transform their talent.

Gain In-demand Cloud, Data, and Machine Learning Skills with the Full Google Cloud Suite of Learning Programs on Coursera

Online learning leader Coursera now offers the full Google Cloud suite of programs on their learning platform. Learners can enroll in Google Cloud courses and Specializations to access top-quality cloud training. All courses include free hands-on labs to provide practical experience.

Infographic: The Data Scientist Shortage

Statistics point to a promising career in data science for anyone with the skills and interest to pursue this field in the 21st Century, whether one wishes to start from the first year of university or redirect his or her track midway. Given the current employment crisis featured in the infographic below, developed by our friends over at the University of California, Riverside, even individuals who have pursued programming and technical programs at high school could be thrust into more demanding positions in the work place.

Coursera Expands Coursera for Business Features, Launches AI-powered Skills Benchmarking Tool

Coursera, an online learning leader, announced the launch of Skills Benchmarking, a powerful new Coursera for Business tool that enables organizations to measure how their talent stacks up against others in their industry as well as identify top performing individuals in a given competency area.

insideBIGDATA “Ask a Data Scientist” Series

Welcome to the series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist” from insideBIGDATA’s popular Data Science 101 channel. These articles constitute many of our site’s most popular resources for newbie data scientists. The 12 articles listed below were from reader submitted questions of varying levels of technical detail and answered by a practicing data scientist – sometimes by me and other times by an Intel data scientist.

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.