fbpx
Our research in 2016: personal scientific highlights
Year 2016 has been productive for science in my team. Here are some personal highlights: bridging artificial intelligence tools to human cognition, markers of neuropsychiatric conditions from brain activity at rest, algorithmic speedups for matrix factorization on huge datasets… Artificial-intelligence convolutional networks map well the human visual... Read more
Introduction Link to Part 1 Link to Part 2 In this post, we’ll go into summarizing a lot of the new and important developments in the field of computer vision and convolutional neural networks. We’ll look at some of the most important papers that have been... Read more
Learning in Brains and Machines (1): Temporal Differences
We all make mistakes, and as is often said, only then can we learn. Our mistakes allow us to gain insight, and the ability to make better judgements and fewer mistakes in future. In their influential paper, the neuroscientists Robert Rescorla and Allan Wagner put this more succinctly, ‘organisms... Read more
Introduction What profession did Harvard call the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century? That’s right… the data scientist. Ah yes, the ever mysterious data scientist. So what exactly is the data scientist’s secret sauce, and what does this “sexy” person actually do at work every day?... Read more
The inspiration for this post is a joint venture by both me and my husband, and its genesis lies more than 15 years in our past. One of the recurring conversations we have in our relationship (all long-term relationships have these, right?!) is about song lyrics... Read more
Analyzing The Papers Behind Facebook’s Computer Vision Approach
Introduction You know that company called Facebook? Yeah, the one that has 1.6 billion people hooked on their website. Take all of the happy birthday posts, embarrassing pictures of you as a little kid, that one family relative that likes every single one of your statuses,... Read more
NYC Pre-K Explorer
Shiny Project contributed by Amy Tzu-Yu Chen – Data Science Student in the NYC Data Science Academy Bootcamp Motivation In 2013, Mayor De Blasio campaigned on a promise of universal pre-kindergarten. The program makes access to free pre-kindergarten education available to all NYC families, regardless of child’s abilities and... Read more
Anonymization and the Future of Data Science
Managing data privacy is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge for massive corporations littered with data silos. New data regulations–from the EU to the US to China— illustrate that this challenge is really just beginning. This trend underscores the importance of anonymization – one of the most... Read more
Every week we bring you a selection of the best data science articles we find in Cyberspace. If you want to dig deeper into these Data Science and Machine Learning topics do not miss the next Open Data Science conference, Boston, May 20-22. With over a... Read more
How Women are Conquering the S&P 500
How Woman are Conquering the S&P 500 from odsc According to Credit Suisse’s Gender 3000 report, at the end of 2013, women accounted for 12.9% of top management in 3000 companies across 40 countries. However, since 2009, companies with women as 25-50% of their management team... Read more