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Banking Start-Ups Adopt New Tools for Lending

Banking Start-Ups Adopt New Tools for Lending | Big Data | Scoop.it
New software is expected to sharpen assessments of creditworthiness, but even proponents acknowledge the potential for inadvertent discrimination.
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3 Major Mistakes Companies Make With Big Data And How To Fix Them

3 Major Mistakes Companies Make With Big Data And How To Fix Them | Big Data | Scoop.it
Big data is all the rage in businesses large and small -- yet all too often, the actual data goes unused and misunderstood.
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Online travel agencies tap Big Data start-ups to stay relevant

Online travel agencies tap Big Data start-ups to stay relevant | Big Data | Scoop.it
Travel websites are exploring the treasure trove of information generated by customers as they browse the web for holidays and hotel bookings
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AMA: Michael I Jordan • /r/MachineLearning

AMA: Michael I Jordan • /r/MachineLearning | Big Data | Scoop.it
Michael I. Jordan is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department...
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Michael I. Jordan is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Masters in Mathematics from Arizona State University, and earned his PhD in Cognitive Science in 1985 from the University of California, San Diego. He was a professor at MIT from 1988 to 1998. His research interests bridge the computational, statistical, cognitive and biological sciences, and have focused in recent years on Bayesian nonparametric analysis, probabilistic graphical models, spectral methods, kernel machines and applications to problems in distributed computing systems, natural language processing, signal processing and statistical genetics. Prof. Jordan is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been named a Neyman Lecturer and a Medallion Lecturer by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He received the David E. Rumelhart Prize in 2015 and the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award in 2009. He is a Fellow of the AAAI, ACM, ASA, CSS, IEEE, IMS, ISBA and SIAM.

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Big Data for Social Innovation (SSIR)

Big Data for Social Innovation (SSIR) | Big Data | Scoop.it
Nonprofits lag behind business and science in using big data effectively.
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can big data solve the social problems that are prevalent?

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3 Career Secrets for Aspiring Data Scientists

3 Career Secrets for Aspiring Data Scientists | Big Data | Scoop.it
Demand for data scientists is outpacing supply. If you're interested in becoming the next great data scientist, here are 3 career secrets.
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Big Data “Eurekas!” Don’t Just Happen

Big Data “Eurekas!” Don’t Just Happen | Big Data | Scoop.it
Most companies aren’t set up to take advantage of big data. They need to create a culture that encourages — and funds — discovery.
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A Bright Future for the Data Science Field - datascience@berkeley

A Bright Future for the Data Science Field - datascience@berkeley | Big Data | Scoop.it
According to FlowingData, searches for “data scientist” overtook those for “statistician” in December 2013, part of a larger positive trend for search terms related to the field of data science.
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What is Data Science?

What is Data Science? | Big Data | Scoop.it
In-depth article about what is Data Science. Learn about the role of Data Scientists and how it relates to big data and analytics.
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The History and Use of R

The History and Use of R | Big Data | Scoop.it
Looking for a refresher on R? Checkout the following talk covering in depth about R and answering so...
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House of Commons - Responsible Use of Data - Science and Technology Committee

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Use of Data in Politics

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Big Data Underwriting for Payday Loans

Big Data Underwriting for Payday Loans | Big Data | Scoop.it
ZestFinance, a practitioner of big data underwriting, says it can reduce the risk of default on payday loans by 40 percent or more.
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DataWeave | DataWeave - Home

DataWeave | DataWeave - Home | Big Data | Scoop.it
DataWeave provides actionable data by aggregating, parsing, organizing and visualizing millions of data points from the Web.
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A big data startup

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Indian start-ups sense big opportunity in big data

Indian start-ups sense big opportunity in big data | Big Data | Scoop.it
A new crop of enterprise software start-ups looks to challenge the dominance of large tech firms in the big data market
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Big data for big difference

Big data for big difference | Big Data | Scoop.it
For NGOs, data analytics is playing a crucial role in becoming more efficient in raising and allocating funds, forecasting trends and planning campaigns
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The Formula: Do We Place Too Much Faith In Our Algorithms?

The Formula: Do We Place Too Much Faith In Our Algorithms? | Big Data | Scoop.it
Most problems worth solving are hard, and we don't immediately see the corners we have cut making them easier.
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Advice for the Aspiring Data Scientist | SmartData Collective

Advice for the Aspiring Data Scientist | SmartData Collective | Big Data | Scoop.it
It’s been well-documented throughout the blogosphere over the past few weeks, but every time I read it, I’m still a little surprised--more so by the grandiosity of it all, rather than the fact of the matter. Nevertheless, the fact remains: data scientist has been declared to be the “sexiest job of the 21st century” by Thomas Davenport and D.J.
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Jobs | Analytic Talent / AnalyticTalent.com

'The Best in Big Data' Data Scientist, Analytics, Predictive Modeling and more.
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Site for Jobs in Data Science

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Forget your fancy data science, try overkill analytics

Forget your fancy data science, try overkill analytics | Big Data | Scoop.it
Carter S. won his first-ever Kaggle competition — our own GigaOM WordPress Challenge — using a brute force method of data science he calls overkill analytics. Rather than spend untold hours perfecting complex models, Carter used simple algorithms and let powerful microprocessors do the rest.
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Why becoming a data scientist might be easier than you think

Why becoming a data scientist might be easier than you think | Big Data | Scoop.it
Several novice programmers who signed up for a free machine-learning class on Coursera have gone on recently to win predictive-modeling competitions. Maybe it’s not that hard to mint new data scientists after all.
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Career Paths - Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative

Career Paths - Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative | Big Data | Scoop.it
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Interview with a student of Wharton Centre for Consumer Analytics

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