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Best of arXiv.org for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – January 2019

In this recurring monthly feature, we will filter all the recent research papers appearing in the arXiv.org preprint server for subjects relating to AI, machine learning and deep learning – from disciplines including statistics, mathematics and computer science – and provide you with a useful “best of” list for the month.

Dremio Launches Free Online Training Courses for Data Engineers, Analysts, and Data Scientists

Dremio, the Data-as-a-Service Platform company, announced Dremio University, a free online training program for data engineers, analysts, and data scientists. Each Dremio University track is designed to solve today’s data challenges and help maximize the potential of Dremio’s Data-as-a-Service platform.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for January 2019

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels. We’re happy to oblige! We understand that busy big data professionals can’t check the site everyday.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 2/4/2019

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Data Scientist Is Still a Hot Job and Pays Well Too

“Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” So proclaimed the Harvard Business Review in 2012. Six years later and the job of a data scientist has only grown sexier. More employers than ever are looking to hire data scientists. Yet while the supply of data science job seekers is growing, it’s far outstripped by the rising demand in postings, meaning there potentially may not be enough skilled applicants. So the bargaining power in data science remains with the job seekers, according to new research from Indeed.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 1/28/2019

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

What is Web Scraping?

In this contributed article, Hoda Raissi, COO of ParseHub, introduces web scraping and its importance to researchers and to various industries. She also shares her insights on what to look out for when choosing a web scraping tool, and how to make sure it will provide you the data you need in the format you need, before you invest your time and money into the tool.

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.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 1/14/2019

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Where You Go Tells Who You Are—and Vice Versa

Researchers from Columbia University use data science tools to uncover human mobility patterns; new method will improve traffic prediction, urban planning, and other transportation needs. Mining data to analyze tracking patterns, Sharon Di, assistant professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics at Columbia Engineering, has discovered that she can infer the population travel demand level in a region from the trajectories of just a portion of travelers.