March 21, 2013

Big data: Statistical and computational challenges and opportunities

ABSTRACT: I will review several successful consumer products and argue that huge datasets played a central role in their construction. Among these products, I will describe Zite, a personalized magazine built by my team and acquired by CNN, which uses massive classifiers to label nearly a billion documents and personalize content for millions of users. […]

March 4, 2013

Yann LeCun and John Langford Co-Teaching New Course: “Large-Scale Machine Learning and Big Data”

Currently during the Spring 2013 semester, Yann LeCun, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Silver Professor of Computer Science, Neural Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and John Langford, Doctor of Learning at Microsoft Research, are co-teaching a new course entitled “Big Data, Large Scale Machine Learning.” “It’s great to have John on board because he has considerable practical […]

Roy E. Lowrance Named Managing Director of NYU Center for Data Science

Information technology specialist Roy Lowrance has been named Managing Director of New York University’s new Center for Data Science, part of the university-wide Initiative in Data Science and Statistics. He will assist Yann LeCun, Director of the Center for Data Science, in overseeing the overall administration of the Center. In addition to his Managing Director […]

February 19, 2013

NYU Launches Initiative in Data Science and Statistics and Center for Data Science

New York University officially announced the launch of its Initiative in Data Science and Statistics. The university-wide effort includes the creation of the Center for Data Science, the first such program in the United States. Taught by faculty from across the university, the Center for Data Science two-year master’s graduate degree program will begin accepting […]