Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic asks whether the use of big data analytics to decide on promotions, as practised by Google's HR teams, could mean the end of office politics and eliminate the subjectivity, irrationality and bias of human management
This study investigates the concentration of nonfatal gunshot injuries within risky social networks. Using six years of data on gunshot victimization and arrests in Chicago, we reconstruct patterns of co-offending for the city and locate gunshot victims within these networks.
Social Media Analysis Reveals The Complexities Of Syrian Conflict MIT Technology Review But the event most heavily covered by social media is the civil war in Syria, which has now raged for almost three year.
The Syria conflict has been described as the most socially mediated in history, with online social media playing a particularly important role. In this paper, they analyze Twitter and YouTube activity of a range of protagonists to the conflict in an attempt to reveal additional insights into the relationships between them.
Feedzai Brings Machine Learning And Data Science To Payment Fraud Forbes Feedzai technology fuses machine learning and lets analysts predict and prevent electronic payment loss in real time based on behavioral analysis.
Research collaboration contributes to the advancement of knowledge by exploiting the results of scientific efforts more efficiently, but the global patterns of collaboration on meta-analysis are unknown.
What can we learn from millions of check-ins on Foursquare? An unprecedented view into the behavior of cities. How big data is making cities easier to use. Foursquare began its life as a way to see what your friends are up to, but it has quickly evolved into a artificial intelligence / recommendation engine that knows you [...]
Premsankar Chakkingal's insight:
Location and detecting patterns based on socially generated data are key
This paper explores the characteristics of the co-occurrence network of online tags and proposes new approaches of applying social network analysis by utilising social tagging in order to organise data.