Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analy...

Social media data is inexpensive, fast, and effortless to access. As a result, businesses are increasingly using data from social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Google Search. As more value is being realized from online communities, graph-based approaches are becoming increasingly important for mining social networks. Presentation info:  Eric J. White will […]

Practical Tips on Handling Big Data

Practical Tips on Ha...

Big Data is often shrouded in mystery and jargon. Brian will attempt to demystify the topic through a series of short vignettes on how to pragmatically deal with Big Data. Presentation Info:  Dr. Brian will show us how to avoid Big Data problems in the first place, scaling code, divide-and-conquer methods, and near-term future trends […]

Boston Data Mining | Applying Machine Learning and Science to Trading Decisions

Boston Data Mining |...

From the view point of a Quantitative Global Macro Investor, the speaker will go over: – Why investors and traders use stop-levels instead of hypothesis tests to exit trades? – Why are the best trading strategies discovered in the search for the surprisingly mundane? – Why searching for profitable strategies leads to bad strategies (and […]

Data and Video Games: How have video games influenced our view of data?

Data and Video Games...

Agenda: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Networking 6:30 to 8:00 PM – Talk by Gerard Dwan Data and Video Games: How have video games influenced our view of data? From early computers, to the arcade, to Atari, to Nintendo and the latest PlayStation, video games have been leveraging and displaying data. Whether it’s a […]

Introduction to Data Science & Regression Models in R

Introduction to Data...

Introduction to Data Science Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015, 6:00 PM WeWork(South Station) 745 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 122 Data Miners Went 6:00 PM – Networking6:30 PM – 8PM – Introduction to Data Science• Prerequisite: A basic familiarity with R. Laptop users should have R installed• Overview:Understanding statistical methods is key in the process of making sound business decisions. […]

Science Against Slavery Hackathon Follow Up

Science Against Slav...

We were dazzled by the skills on display at Science Against Slavery, a free hackathon in NYC to help in the fight against human trafficking. Thanks to all who came out and contributed to this great cause! Here are two blogs provided by some of the participants. The Hacking Continues…Looking to get involved? More info […]

Hands-on Machine Learning workshop with Scikit Learn [Live from WeWork]

Hands-on Machine Lea...

Hands-on Machine Learning workshop with Scikit Learn Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015, 6:00 PM WeWork(South Station) 745 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 248 Data Miners Went 6:00 PM – Network over beer6:30-8:30PM – Hands-on Machine Learning workshop with Scikit with Lukas Biewald, Founder and CEO of CrowdFlowerAbstract:Machine learning is rapidly becoming prevalent in products we use every day.  […]

ODSC Interview with Jesse Johnson [Pre-Meetup]

ODSC Interview with ...

Topological data analysis: New perspectives on machine learning from abstract mathematics http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Data-Mining/events/223018978/ Abstract: When looked at from the right perspective, many of the ideas and algorithms involved in machine learning/data science can be thought of as discovering geometric patterns and shapes in a collection of data points. I will explain how this perspective applies to […]

Topological Data Analysis: New perspectives on machine learning

Topological Data Ana...

Jesse Johnson live stream from WeWork, Boston. Topological Data Analysis: New perspectives on machine learning Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 6:00 PM Location details are available to members only. 220 Data Miners Went FYI. This event will be held at the superb WeWork space and attendees will need to register with WeWork security. We will provide […]