General Reading for 12/02/2015

Python Teaching Resources for a Modern Classroom – DataJoy – Online Python and R editor “The internet is paving the way for a small teaching revolution. As a teaching community we can now share our lesson plans, materials, and experiences with the whole world. We can use other’s resources as…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/16/2015

How pollsters are fighting for relevance in the age of big data “But Bricker cautions that voting-intention surveys and consumer research are so different that the transferability of conclusions from one to the other is low. Corporate clients rarely want information on the general population, unless it’s to figure out…

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General Reading for 10/02/2015

  EdX Overtakes Coursera in Number of Ivy League Partners | News | The Harvard Crimson “With the addition of Princeton to its list of partners, edX, the non-profit MOOC provider that Harvard and MIT founded in 2012, now has more Ivy League partners than its largest for-profit competitor, Coursera.”…

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What I’m Reading on 05/30/2015

IBM Watson and TED Talks – Business Insider “For instance, when you ask about the secret to happiness, Watson serves up a series of short video segments where speakers most accurately answer the question. In one, TED speaker and Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says, “The secret of happiness — here…

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What I’m Reading on 11/13/2014

Ballmer says machine learning will be the next era of computer science | Computerworld “Ballmer, who stepped down from Microsoft’s board of directors in August, spoke about the future of computer science as he announced a donation to Harvard University that will enable the school to expand its computer science…

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What I’m Reading on 06/20/2014

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong : The New Yorker “Most big ideas have loud critics. Not disruption. Disruptive innovation as the explanation for how change happens has been subject to little serious criticism, partly because it’s headlong, while critical inquiry is unhurried; partly because disrupters…

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Some questions to ask yourself if you want to be a data scientist

Last October, the Harvard Business Review published an article called “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” I could virtually hear the rejoicing in the work hallways of analysts, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists everywhere. At last, recognition! While it is debatable in this case if the job…

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Daily links for 03/08/2013

Condé Nast’s VP of marketing analytics on how tablets changed publishing | ZDNet “During the 2013 Adobe Summit this week, I had a chance to sit down with Chris Reynolds, vice president of marketing analytics at Condé Nast, to find out more about how one of the world’s largest and…

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Daily links for 01/07/2013

IBM Research: IBM 5 in 5 2012: Taste “But we may not realize that the way we perceive flavors and the characteristics of a “good” meal are fundamentally chemical and neural. In five years, computers will be able to construct never-before-heard-of recipes to delight palates – even those with health…

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Daily links for 05/06/2011

Apple dumping Intel for ARM? Pros, cons and a lot of questions | ZDNet “The rumor of the day is that Apple is dumping Intel and its x86 architecture for ARM—at least on laptops.” tags: apple intel arm Back to the Boneyard — Palm, Flip…and now RIM? – Rita McGrath…

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