Using Population Models for…Astrophysics?

Galaxies are gorgeous structures containing billions of stars. But they come at a formidable price: a super massive black hole. Invisible, mighty, and mysterious, black holes are space regions where nothing—not even planets, stars, or light itself—can escape from inside it once its powerful gravitational pull has swallowed them up. How can astrophysicists track these … Continue reading Using Population Models for…Astrophysics?

Student Research: How Can Data Science Improve National Security?

After the CDS Academy Awards last week, we caught up with some of our student winners to find out more about their work. Scooping up the prize for the project with the greatest social impact was Yiqiu Shen, Zemin Yu, and Xinsheng Zhang’s fascinating research on how data science can be used to combat terrorism. … Continue reading Student Research: How Can Data Science Improve National Security?

Big Data, Big Questions: How Does Tumblr’s Graph-Based Topic Modeling Work?

What makes Tumblr stand apart from other social media platforms lies in the unique way its users communicate with each other. Each user has their own highly customizable blog where they can post and share content—like articles, images, GIFs, or videos—or re-post content published by another user. Sharing and re-posting content is not only key … Continue reading Big Data, Big Questions: How Does Tumblr’s Graph-Based Topic Modeling Work?

Big Data, Big Questions: Can NLP Reveal Power Imbalances?

It looks like NLP researchers may soon be joining philosophers like Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault to theorize about the relationship between power and language. Last Friday, the NLP & Text-As-Data Seminar heard from Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University who is specializing in computational sociolinguistics. One of his research projects focuses on … Continue reading Big Data, Big Questions: Can NLP Reveal Power Imbalances?

FactSet comes to CDS

Last Friday, FactSet came to CDS to discuss exciting positions in machine learning and NLP for our students. Founded in 1978, FactSet creates software that tracks top global market trends to help professionals in hedge funds and investment banks advise their clients. FactSet is a promising asset to the finance industry because its software addresses … Continue reading FactSet comes to CDS

eBay comes to CDS

Last Friday, eBay’s Talent Acquisition Team met with our students to discuss full-time job opportunities at their bustling New York office. Back in October, eBay’s Director of Software Development and Merchandise, Giri Iyengar explained to our students how their skills are vital to serving customers on their e-commerce platform. Having already accepted applicants for their … Continue reading eBay comes to CDS