Agolo Comes To CDS

Last Friday, Mohammad AlTantawy, the CTO and Co-founder of Agolo, came to show our CDS students what career opportunities are available at the world’s most advanced summarization software company. According to a recent study, the internet contains over 4.8 billion webpages. As corporations, organizations, and publications continue to shift onto online platforms, we risk losing … Continue reading Agolo Comes To CDS

Using Neural Networks For Multi-Way, Multilingual Translations

Although machines can outperform humans in almost any skill set today, there is still one process that they have yet to master: translation. Several students learning a second or third language in particular will have undoubtedly encountered some of the more hilarious results produced by Google (mis)Translate. But a fascinating solution was recently proposed by … Continue reading Using Neural Networks For Multi-Way, Multilingual Translations

Big Data, Big Questions: What Happens When You Refuse To Guess?

Last Wednesday, Mustafa Anil Kocak from NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering came to CDS to explain how we can reduce algorithmic errors by instructing an algorithm not to make predictions under certain circumstances. Machine learning algorithms are often used to make predictions in finance, medicine, or real estate, but it is still possible for them … Continue reading Big Data, Big Questions: What Happens When You Refuse To Guess?

CDS Interview: Sunandan Chakraborty

Sunandan Chakraborty is a Moore-Sloan Postdoctoral Researcher at CDS and a visiting scholar at the Environmental Studies Department [http://environment.as.nyu.edu/page/home].  After graduating with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from NYU, he worked with Professor Jennifer Jacquet to explore the problem of illegal online wildlife trading with complex digital text analyses. Their research went on to win the United States … Continue reading CDS Interview: Sunandan Chakraborty

Audible comes to CDS

Audible’s Senior Vice President of Data Science, Haftan Eckholdt, visited CDS last Friday to discuss how data science plays a vital role in maximizing the Audible customer experience. Audible is the world’s leading retailer and producer of digital audio books. Key to finding, engaging, and retaining Audible’s subscription-based customers is identifying the texts and audio books … Continue reading Audible comes to CDS

eBay comes to CDS

Last Wednesday, eBay’s Director of Software Development and Merchandise, Giri Iyengar, came to the Center for Data Science to discuss data science career options in the e-commerce industry. Initially founded as an online auction site in 1995, eBay has become of the world’s leading e-commerce platforms today. With over 160 million active members and one … Continue reading eBay comes to CDS

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 … Continue reading A Practical Algorithm for Topic Modeling with Provable Guarantees

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

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