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Book Review: Why – A Guide to Finding and Using Causes

A new book, “ Why: A Guide to Finding and Using Causes ,” by Stevens Institute of Technology assistant professor of computer science Samantha Kleinberg is a necessary addition to any data scientist’s bookshelf as it helps bring focus to the dreaded “correlation does not imply causation” conundrum that affects our understanding of data-centric problems.

Coursera Announces First MOOC-Based Master’s Degree in Data Science

Coursera, a leading online education company known for massive open online courses (MOOCs), today announced a professional data science master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

New LA-Based Residency Delivers Functional Data Science Education

DataScience, Inc., a technology company that combines the power of human intellect with machine-powered data analysis to drive business results, announced it is opening the doors of the first data science education residency program. Called DS12, this 12-week program will bring 12 highly qualified candidates into the company to learn functional programming and the other skills necessary to succeed as part of a leading data science team.

Qubole Extends Customer Support with New Education Program

Qubole, the big data as-a-service company, announced today it will be extending its customer support services with the launch of Qubole Education, an extensive resource to empower data users throughout an organization with the skills needed to successfully implement a cloud-based data project.

IBM Expands Data Science Education around the World

IBM (NYSE: IBM) is expanding its academic initiative with a new program that infuses its natural-language-based Watson Analytics technology into the classroom to help professors teach students how to turn data into insights without needing in-depth knowledge of data science.

Big Data Trends and Careers

In this contributed article, Dr. Athanasios Gentimis, Assistant Professor of Math and Analytics at Florida Polytechnic University, discusses the new big data analytics industry dedicated to analyzing data to provide context and pattern.

DataCamp Launches Groups Capability to Bring Data Science Skills to People Worldwide

DataCamp, the online data science school, has closed an additional $1 million seed funding round from Accomplice. The money will be used to open a new office in Cambridge, expand the team and launch the new Groups functionality.

Book Review: R for Everyone – Advanced Analytics and Graphics

I’m frequently asked about educational resources for those making their entry into the data science and machine learning professions. There are plenty of good advanced books such as theoretical masterpieces. The book “R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics” authored by Jared P. Lander covers the intermediate ground very well.

Architecting Predictive Algorithms for Machine Learning

In the presentation below, Seth Juarez of DevExpress discusses architecting predictive algorithms for machine learning.

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.