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Great Friday Reading

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Analytics for Kids

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Challenge of the week: mathematical paradox, $500,000 award*
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Challenge of the week: detecting multiple periodicity in time series
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Challenge of the week: survival analysis
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What do you think of BigML?

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Market forecast API delivering forecasts via Twitter
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Curious formula generating all digits of square root numbers
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Challenge of the week: Zipf's Law

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Contents: three new articles worth reading, posted today; one recently posted and very popular; and a link to our past Thursday digest (at the bottom of this message) if you missed it because of Thanksgiving.The ABCD's of Business Optimization I was trying to find some good domain name for our upcoming business science website, when something suddenly became clear to me. Many of us have been confused for a long time about what data science…See More
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21 data science systems used by Amazon to operate its business

I invite you to read our new article: Predictive Analytics Goes to College – to Predict Student Success. Below is an tiny extract, you can read the full version here.Some of common markers are:Predicting first term GPA.Predicting specific course grades.Predicting reenrollment.Predicting graduation likelihood, some focused on getting students through in…See More
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BELGASMI Nabil replied to Vincent Granville's discussion Challenge of the Week
"r is equal to: ExpectedValue(r) = 1/(2Pi) * integral(p² + q² - 2.p.q.cos(alpha), a=0..2Pi). where: a = angle(BA,BC) Notice that the expected value of r² is equal to E(r²) = p.q. It is hard for me to find an analytical expression…"
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Well rounded, visionary data science executive with broad spectrum of domain expertise, technical knowledge, and proven success in bringing measurable added value to companies ranging from startups to fortune 100, across multiple industries (finance, Internet, media, IT, security) and domains (data science, operations research, machine learning, computer science, business intelligence, statistics, applied mathematics, growth hacking, IoT).

Vincent developed and deployed new techniques such as hidden decision trees (for scoring and fraud detection), automated tagging, indexing and clustering of large document repositories, black-box, scalable, simple, noise-resistant regression known as the Jackknife Regression (fit for black-box, real-time or automated data processing), model-free confidence intervals, bucketisation, combinatorial feature selection algorithms, detecting causation not correlations, and generally speaking, the invention of a set of consistent robust statistical / machine learning techniques that can be understood, implemented, interpreted, leveraged and fine-tuned by the non-expert. Vincent also invented many synthetic metrics (for instance, predictive power and L1 goodness-of-fit) that work better than old-fashioned stats, especially on badly-behaved sparse big data. Some of these techniques have been implemented in a Map-Reduce Hadoop-like environment. Some are concerned with identifying true signal in an ocean of noisy data.

Vincent is a former post-doctorate of Cambridge University and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He was among the finalists at the Wharton School Business Plan Competition and at the Belgian Mathematical Olympiads. Vincent has published 40 papers in statistical journals (including Journal of Number Theory, IEEE Pattern analysis and Machine Intelligence, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B), a Wiley book on data science, and is an invited speaker at international conferences. Vincent also created the first IoT platform to automate growth and content generation for digital publishers, using a system of API's for machine-to-machine communications, involving Hootsuite, Twitter, and Google Analytics.

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Great Friday Reading

Contents: three new articles worth reading, posted today; one recently posted and very popular; and a link to our past Thursday digest (at the bottom of this message) if you missed it because of Thanksgiving.

The ABCD's of Business Optimization 

I was trying to find some good domain name for our upcoming business science website, when something suddenly became clear to me. Many of us…


Posted on November 27, 2015 at 12:00pm

Great Friday Reading

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7 Traits a Big Data Scientist Shouldn’t Have - Remember, I’m using data scientist as a bit of a catch-all term to include data analysts, engineers, programmers, and more. But taking into account that we want data scientists to have a balance of common sense, business skills, creativity, a geeky love of statistics, and data skills management skills, I was curious what sorts of traits would be the opposite? What would…


Posted on November 6, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Good Friday Reading

Here are some of the new entries featured in our upcoming Monday digest. They were posted today.

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At 1:15am on June 24, 2013, Hina Ranglani said…
sir,looking for a answer how
scaling up for high dimensional data& high speed data streams..
At 4:07am on April 12, 2013, Nene Lawani said…
Thanks Vincent! Sorry I missed this earlier...
At 4:06pm on March 10, 2013, Serge Kozlov said…

Thanks for the invite!

At 10:52am on March 10, 2013, Robert Downing said…

Thanks for the invite!

At 3:41am on March 9, 2013, Shane Campbell said…


thanks for adding me. can i ask you why you choose to add people like me? didn't see it coming?



At 11:23am on March 8, 2013, Madhusudan Dusi said…


Thanks a ton for the friendship, it matters a lot, so happy to accept your hand of friendship

Cheers & Regards


At 6:37am on February 21, 2013, hunter.robertallan said…

Thanks also for the invite. I do have a question about data mining methods and tools. I have a specific situation in mind at work, and would like some professional feedback. Anyone willing to lend an ear and opinion..? thanks...rob

At 4:01am on February 17, 2013, Rishi Jain said…

Hey Vincent,


Sometime back I saw internship material on your site. I am working in the Analytics Industry and looking for improving my technical skills. Please let me know in case you guys are offering any internships which I can pursue along with my job.



At 3:04pm on December 19, 2012, Vickie Comrie said…

Thanks Vincent!  I am honored to be your friend.



At 1:05pm on September 29, 2012, Ankit Sharma said…

Thank you Vincent. 


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