Entries from March 2012

Video of Strata 2012 Talk on Humans, Machines, and the Dimensions of Microwork

March 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · General

  The video of the presentation that Claire Hunsaker and I delivered on “Humans, Machines, and the Dimensions of Microwork” at Strata 2012 is now available as part of the complete video compilation. I’ve taken the liberty to upload it to YouTube — feel free to watch the embedded video above.

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Data 2.0 Summit

March 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment · General

I’ll be participating in the Data 2.0 Summit on Tuesday, April 3rd, and I hope to see some of you there. Last year, my colleague (and fellow LinkedIn data scientist) Scott Nicholson attended and wrote this guest post about it. This year, I’m not only attending but participating on a panel about social data, moderated by AllthingsD Senior [...]

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Claudia Perlich: Tech Talk on Real-Time Bidding Optimization

March 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · General

Conventional wisdom holds that physical compliments are counter-productive as pick-up lines. Indeed, a dating site did some analysis showing a negative correlation between such compliments and the probability of a positive response. But, as m6d Chief Scientist and 3-time KDD Cup winner Claudia Perlich explained in her recent talk at LinkedIn, we have to watch [...]

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Facing Prosopagnosia

March 18th, 2012 · 9 Comments · General

       In the past few years, prosopagnosia, also known as “face blindness”, has received a fair amount of attention from researchers, as well as from the popular press. My first exposure to the topic was Joshua Davis’s article entitled “Face Blind“, which appeared in Wired in November 2006. I was intrigued, especially since [...]

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Making Love with Data: Avinash Kaushik’s Strata 2012 Keynote

March 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · General

Just watch the presentation, which stole the show at Strata 2012. The written word cannot do justice to Avinash’s passion and his extraordinary ability to communicate it.

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Humans, Machines & the Dimensions of Microwork

March 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments · General

As per my previous post, I had a great time at the O’Reilly Strata Conference. It was a delight to participate in such a fantastic gathering of folks who work with big data. For those who missed my session, I’ve attached the slides that Claire and I presented. Some of the slides don’t make sense without [...]

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Strata 2012: Big Data is Bigger than Ever!

March 2nd, 2012 · 21 Comments · General

I spent the last three days at the O’Reilly Strata Conference, an assembly of two thousand over 2500 people focused on data science and its applications. While I’m wary of industry conferences from attending vendor-fests in my past life in the enterprise software world, Strata is an exceptionally good conference. The speakers were a who’s who of data [...]

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