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Skytree: data science in the hands of the masses

The Center for Data Science’s own Vasant Dhar has said the problem with data science is no longer collecting data, but finding the right tools to analyze that data. Skytree, a machine learning software presented by Nick Ball and Alexander Gray at the Moore Sloan Data Science Environment, touts itself as making advanced data mining of […] Read more

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A Practical Algorithm for Topic Modeling with Provable Guarantees

Originally developed as a text-mining tool, topic modeling has seen uses in fields such as genetics and bioinformatics. It is a popular approach to finding ideas within large text bodies that could not feasibly be manually analyzed by humans. With the digitization of much of humanity’s written knowledge, topic modeling for insight has become ever […] Read more

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What does it mean for a machine to think like a human?

How close is humanity to creating AI? Machine learning’s remarkable progress in object and speech recognition, video games, and other areas has been broadly covered by news media, and it would seem the AI dream is fast becoming reality. However, are these machines learning to truly think like humans? Brenden Lake, Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow […] Read more

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Big Data, Big Questions: How Does Political Conflict Affect The Economy?

On Wednesday, the Center for Data Science’s very own Moore-Sloan Fellow, Michael Gill, showcased his research on how war and conflict impact the economy. The US Department of Defense outsources most of its military equipment. According to the data gathered about the DoD’s business contracts, they purchase tanks, planes, weapons, and other gear from almost […] Read more

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American Express Comes To CDS

On Friday, Vice President of Machine Learning and Data Solutions at American Express (and NYU alum!), Alexander Statnikov, introduced our students to data science career options in the financial sector. Although banks and financial services are developing better ways to process transactions, they remain vulnerable to fraud. But by harnessing the power of machine learning […] Read more

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The $300K NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge

What do the founders of Pintrest, Seamless, and Twitter all have in common? They all started right here at New York University. If you can make it in New York, as Sinatra famously sung, you can make it anywhere. And the boom in successful startup businesses over the past few years has certainly proved this. […] Read more

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IBM Comes to CDS

Last Friday, IBM came to the Center for Data Science to chat with our students about some of the data science career opportunities that are available at IBM. With a significant presence in 18 industries across 170 countries, IBM is the world’s premier technology consultancy, offering insight into the research, manufacturing, communications, and marketing sectors. […] Read more

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New Student Interviews: Julie Helmers

The new semester has just begun, and with that comes a new batch of promising Master of Science in Data Science students. To celebrate our incoming class, we decided to talk with five of the incoming students, to hear about their backgrounds, their interests, and their goals for the future. We’ll be interviewing one student […] Read more

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New Student Interviews: Zhanna Zhanabekova

The new semester has just begun, and with that comes a new batch of promising Master of Science in Data Science students. To celebrate our incoming class, we decided to talk with five of the incoming students, to hear about their backgrounds, their interests, and their goals for the future. We’ll be interviewing one student […] Read more

  • Skytree: data science in the hands of th...
  • A Practical Algorithm for Topic Modeling...
  • What does it mean for a machine to think...
  • Big Data, Big Questions: How Does Politi...
  • American Express Comes To CDS...
  • The $300K NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge...
  • IBM Comes to CDS...
  • New Student Interviews: Julie Helmers...
  • New Student Interviews: Zhanna Zhanabeko...

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Dah-tah or Day-tah? Analyzing the global Americanization of British English

When speaking to the British Council in 1995, Prince Charles made an extraordinary claim. “American English,” he exclaimed, “is very corrupting.” He went on to argue that British English must uphold its position as the world’s language. But 22 years on, the results from CDS faculty fellow Bruno Gonçalves’ data-driven study of the global Americanization of English may ruffle His […]

 
 

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