With our MS Open House for prospective students coming up on December 14, one might be wondering: where exactly could this degree take you? During our exciting Alumni Student Networking event on November 4, our alumni gathered with current CDS students to share how they found success in several industries like finance, media, and technology … Continue reading Where do CDS Alumni go?
Analyzing political texts has traditionally required political experts who possess a deep understanding of the source material. Yet, this method is slow and expensive. Can we produce political data using non-experts to lower costs and increase efficiency? This question is at the heart of CDS’ Michael Laver’s research paper, co-written with Kenneth Benoit (LSE / … Continue reading The Common Man in Politics: Crowd-sourcing Political Data
The noisy din of New York City has caused many sleepless nights, for visitors and longtime residents alike. According to the Environmental Health Perspectives journal, nine out of ten New Yorkers experience noise levels above those considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency. Fortunately, CDS’ Juan Bello and Claudio Silva are harnessing the city’s racket … Continue reading Harnessing New York City’s Soundscape Data
This Friday, Graham Capital Management (GCM) introduced our CDS students to the career opportunities available for them in financial investing. Established in 1994, GCM is a leading macro-oriented investment firm based in Connecticut, with another office located in London, UK. The firm manages their clients’ portfolios in one of two ways: discretionary or quantitative strategies. … Continue reading Graham Capital Management comes to CDS
Back in 2013, The Guardian proposed that our political speeches are declining in linguistic sophistication. Then, in 2015, Politico’s data analysts concluded that Donald Trump speaks at the level of a third-grader. Today, in 2016, the same man has been elected as our next President. Are we increasingly favoring less sophisticated political speech? This question is … Continue reading Big Data, Big Questions: Can We Measure Political Sophistication?
Commentators have made heavy weather of how social media has affected people’s consumption of news. Just recently, journalists have proposed that the circulation of fake news articles on Facebook played a major role in producing the startling election of Donald J. Trump as the country’s next President. The general belief is that social media causes users … Continue reading Does Social Media Impact How We Consume News?
This is part two of our NYU Data Future Lab series. To read part one, please click here. For our CDS students who are interested computer vision, spatial technologies, and urban space, there are career opportunities available at two more exciting start ups at the NYU Data Future Lab. 4. Carmera A major problem with … Continue reading The Future is Nigh: NYU Data Future Lab (Part II)
Just how much does China’s internet firewall affect what Chinese users inside and outside of the wall discuss on social media? CDS’ very own Bruno Goncalves, along with Northwestern University postdoctoral researcher, Qian Zhang, has been investigating this very question by comparing trending Chinese topics on Sina Weibo (China’s most popular microblogging platform) and Twitter. After … Continue reading On Different Sides of China’s Internet Firewall: Sina Weibo and Twitter
What’s next for artificial intelligence? Step into NYU’s Data Future Lab and you will find the answer amongst five stellar startups that are poised to change the world. Last Friday, the Lab graciously invited our CDS students to tour their offices and discover the career opportunities are waiting for them at the startups and the Lab. 1. … Continue reading The Future is Nigh: NYU Data Future Lab (Part I)
When working for large corporations, employees rarely step foot in offices other than their own. But last Friday, Nabeel Azar from Verisk Analytics introduced our CDS students to their Data Science Excellence Program, an exciting graduate scheme that allows employees to travel and work full-time at different Verisk offices across the US for five years. … Continue reading Verisk Comes To CDS