Data Smart

Author: John W. Foreman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118839862
Size: 12.50 MB
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Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it'smagic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when theircustomers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of ChuckTaylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless datacan be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart businessdecisions. But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hireone of these priests of the dark arts, the "data scientist," toextract this gold from your data? Nope. Data science is little more than using straight-forward steps toprocess raw data into actionable insight. And in DataSmart, author and data scientist John Foreman will show you howthat's done within the familiar environment of aspreadsheet. Why a spreadsheet? It's comfortable! You get to look at the dataevery step of the way, building confidence as you learn the tricksof the trade. Plus, spreadsheets are a vendor-neutral place tolearn data science without the hype. But don't let the Excel sheets fool you. This is a book forthose serious about learning the analytic techniques, the math andthe magic, behind big data. Each chapter will cover a different technique in aspreadsheet so you can follow along: Mathematical optimization, including non-linear programming andgenetic algorithms Clustering via k-means, spherical k-means, and graphmodularity Data mining in graphs, such as outlier detection Supervised AI through logistic regression, ensemble models, andbag-of-words models Forecasting, seasonal adjustments, and prediction intervalsthrough monte carlo simulation Moving from spreadsheets into the R programming language You get your hands dirty as you work alongside John through eachtechnique. But never fear, the topics are readily applicable andthe author laces humor throughout. You'll even learnwhat a dead squirrel has to do with optimization modeling, whichyou no doubt are dying to know.

Data Science

Author: Doug Rose
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484222539
Size: 22.33 MB
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Learn how to build a data science team within your organization rather than hiring from the outside. Teach your team to ask the right questions to gain actionable insights into your business. Most organizations still focus on objectives and deliverables. Instead, a data science team is exploratory. They use the scientific method to ask interesting questions and run small experiments. Your team needs to see if the data illuminate their questions. Then, they have to use critical thinking techniques to justify their insights and reasoning. They should pivot their efforts to keep their insights aligned with business value. Finally, your team needs to deliver these insights as a compelling story. Insight!: How to Build Data Science Teams that Deliver Real Business Value shows that the most important thing you can do now is help your team think about data. Management coach Doug Rose walks you through the process of creating and managing effective data science teams. You will learn how to find the right people inside your organization and equip them with the right mindset. The book has three overarching concepts: You should mine your own company for talent. You can’t change your organization by hiring a few data science superheroes. You should form small, agile-like data teams that focus on delivering valuable insights early and often. You can make real changes to your organization by telling compelling data stories. These stories are the best way to communicate your insights about your customers, challenges, and industry. What Your Will Learn: Create data science teams from existing talent in your organization to cost-efficiently extract maximum business value from your organization’s data Understand key data science terms and concepts Follow practical guidance to create and integrate an effective data science team with key roles and the responsibilities for each team member Utilize the data science life cycle (DSLC) to model essential processes and practices for delivering value Use sprints and storytelling to help your team stay on track and adapt to new knowledge Who This Book Is For Data science project managers and team leaders. The secondary readership is data scientists, DBAs, analysts, senior management, HR managers, and performance specialists.

Data Scientists At Work

Author: Sebastian Gutierrez
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 143026599X
Size: 10.35 MB
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Data Scientists at Work is a collection of interviews with sixteen of the world's most influential and innovative data scientists from across the spectrum of this hot new profession. "Data scientist is the sexiest job in the 21st century," according to the Harvard Business Review. By 2018, the United States will experience a shortage of 190,000 skilled data scientists, according to a McKinsey report. Through incisive in-depth interviews, this book mines the what, how, and why of the practice of data science from the stories, ideas, shop talk, and forecasts of its preeminent practitioners across diverse industries: social network (Yann LeCun, Facebook); professional network (Daniel Tunkelang, LinkedIn); venture capital (Roger Ehrenberg, IA Ventures); enterprise cloud computing and neuroscience (Eric Jonas, formerly Salesforce.com); newspaper and media (Chris Wiggins, The New York Times); streaming television (Caitlin Smallwood, Netflix); music forecast (Victor Hu, Next Big Sound); strategic intelligence (Amy Heineike, Quid); environmental big data (André Karpištšenko, Planet OS); geospatial marketing intelligence (Jonathan Lenaghan, PlaceIQ); advertising (Claudia Perlich, Dstillery); fashion e-commerce (Anna Smith, Rent the Runway); specialty retail (Erin Shellman, Nordstrom); email marketing (John Foreman, MailChimp); predictive sales intelligence (Kira Radinsky, SalesPredict); and humanitarian nonprofit (Jake Porway, DataKind). The book features a stimulating foreword by Google's Director of Research, Peter Norvig. Each of these data scientists shares how he or she tailors the torrent-taming techniques of big data, data visualization, search, and statistics to specific jobs by dint of ingenuity, imagination, patience, and passion. Data Scientists at Work parts the curtain on the interviewees’ earliest data projects, how they became data scientists, their discoveries and surprises in working with data, their thoughts on the past, present, and future of the profession, their experiences of team collaboration within their organizations, and the insights they have gained as they get their hands dirty refining mountains of raw data into objects of commercial, scientific, and educational value for their organizations and clients.

Big Data Analytics In Bioinformatics And Healthcare

Author: Wang, Baoying
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466666129
Size: 46.62 MB
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As technology evolves and electronic data becomes more complex, digital medical record management and analysis becomes a challenge. In order to discover patterns and make relevant predictions based on large data sets, researchers and medical professionals must find new methods to analyze and extract relevant health information. Big Data Analytics in Bioinformatics and Healthcare merges the fields of biology, technology, and medicine in order to present a comprehensive study on the emerging information processing applications necessary in the field of electronic medical record management. Complete with interdisciplinary research resources, this publication is an essential reference source for researchers, practitioners, and students interested in the fields of biological computation, database management, and health information technology, with a special focus on the methodologies and tools to manage massive and complex electronic information.

Big Data Analytics

Author: Raj Kamal
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9353164974
Size: 31.73 MB
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Big Data Analytics(BDA) is a rapidly evolving field that finds applications in many areas such as healthcare, medicine, advertising, marketing, and sales. This book dwells on all the aspects of Big Data Analytics and covers the subject in its entirety. It comprises several illustrations, sample codes, case studies and real-life analytics of datasets such as toys, chocolates, cars, and student’s GPAs. The book will serve the interests of undergraduate and post graduate students of computer science and engineering, information technology, and related disciplines. It will also be useful to software developers. Salient Features: - Comprehensive coverage on Big Data NoSQL Column-family, Object and Graph databases, programming with open-source Big Data - Hadoop and Spark ecosystem tools, such as MapReduce, Hive, Pig, Spark, Python, Mahout, Streaming, GraphX - Inclusion of latest topics machine learning, K-NN, predictive-analytics, similar and frequent item sets, clustering, decision-tree, classifiers recommenders, real-time streaming data analytics, graph networks, text, web structure, web-links, social network analytics. - Web supplement includes instructional PPT’s, solution of exercises, analysis using open source datasets of a car company, and topics for advanced learning.

Machine Learning

Author: Jason Bell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118889061
Size: 70.10 MB
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Big Data Analytics For Cyber Physical Systems

Author: Guido Dartmann
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128166371
Size: 14.50 MB
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Cyber-physical systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are rapidly developing technologies that are transforming our society. The disruptive transformation of the economy and society is expected due to the data collected by these systems, rather than the technological aspects of such as networks, embedded systems, and cloud technology. However, to create value out of the data, it must be transformed into information and therefore, expertise in data analytics and machine learning is the key component of future smart systems in cities and other applications. Big Data Analytics in Cyber-Physical Systems examines sensor signal processing, IoT gateways, optimization and decision making, intelligent mobility, and implementation of machine learning algorithms in embedded systems. This book focuses on the interaction between IoT technology and the mathematical tools to evaluate the extracted data of those systems. Each chapter provides different tools and applications in order to present a broad list of data analytics and machine learning tools in multiple IoT applications. Additionally, this volume addresses the education transfer needed to incorporate these technologies into our society by examining new platforms for IoT in schools, new courses and concepts for universities and adult education on IoT and data science. Fills the gap between IoT, CPS, and mathematical modeling Numerous use cases that discuss how concepts are applied in different domains and applications Provides "best practices," "real developments", and "winning stories" to complement technical information Uniquely covers contents within the context of mathematical foundations of signal processing and machine learning in CPS and IoT

Big Data Revolution

Author: Rob Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118943716
Size: 75.73 MB
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Exploit the power and potential of Big Data to revolutionize business outcomes Big Data Revolution is a guide to improving performance, making better decisions, and transforming business through the effective use of Big Data. In this collaborative work by an IBM Vice President of Big Data Products and an Oxford Research Fellow, this book presents inside stories that demonstrate the power and potential of Big Data within the business realm. Readers are guided through tried-and-true methodologies for getting more out of data, and using it to the utmost advantage. This book describes the major trends emerging in the field, the pitfalls and triumphs being experienced, and the many considerations surrounding Big Data, all while guiding readers toward better decision making from the perspective of a data scientist. Companies are generating data faster than ever before, and managing that data has become a major challenge. With the right strategy, Big Data can be a powerful tool for creating effective business solutions – but deep understanding is key when applying it to individual business needs. Big Data Revolution provides the insight executives need to incorporate Big Data into a better business strategy, improving outcomes with innovation and efficient use of technology. Examine the major emerging patterns in Big Data Consider the debate surrounding the ethical use of data Recognize patterns and improve personal and organizational performance Make more informed decisions with quantifiable results In an information society, it is becoming increasingly important to make sense of data in an economically viable way. It can drive new revenue streams and give companies a competitive advantage, providing a way forward for businesses navigating an increasingly complex marketplace. Big Data Revolution provides expert insight on the tool that can revolutionize industries.

Advanced Intelligent Systems For Sustainable Development Ai2sd 2018

Author: Mostafa Ezziyyani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030119289
Size: 55.42 MB
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This book includes the outcomes of the International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Development (AI2SD-2018), held in Tangier, Morocco on July 12–14, 2018. Presenting the latest research in the field of computing sciences and information technology, it discusses new challenges and provides valuable insights into the field, the goal being to stimulate debate, and to promote closer interaction and interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Though chiefly intended for researchers and practitioners in advanced information technology management and networking, the book will also be of interest to those engaged in emerging fields such as data science and analytics, big data, internet of things, smart networked systems, artificial intelligence, expert systems and cloud computing.

Big Data For Small Business For Dummies

Author: Bernard Marr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119027047
Size: 63.10 MB
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Capitalise on big data to add value to your small business Written by bestselling author and big data expert Bernard Marr, Big Data For Small Business For Dummies helps you understand what big data actually is—and how you can analyse and use it to improve your business. Free of confusing jargon and complemented with lots of step-by-step guidance and helpful advice, it quickly and painlessly helps you get the most from using big data in a small business. Business data has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, it was trapped away in overcrowded filing cabinets and on archaic floppy disks. Now, thanks to technology and new tools that display complex databases in a much simpler manner, small businesses can benefit from the big data that's been hiding right under their noses. With the help of this friendly guide, you'll discover how to get your hands on big data to develop new offerings, products and services; understand technological change; create an infrastructure; develop strategies; and make smarter business decisions. Shows you how to use big data to make sense of user activity on social networks and customer transactions Demonstrates how to capture, store, search, share, analyse and visualise analytics Helps you turn your data into actionable insights Explains how to use big data to your advantage in order to transform your small business If you're a small business owner or employee, Big Data For Small Business For Dummies helps you harness the hottest commodity on the market today in order to take your company to new heights.