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January 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Call for Chapters


Proposals Submission Deadline: 3/15/2010

Management Engineering for Effective Healthcare Delivery:

Principles and Applications

A book edited by Dr. Alexander Kolker, PhD (Children’s Hospital and Health System, USA) and Pierce Story (Managing Director, Jumbee Corporation, USA)

To be published by IGI Global:… Continue

Added by Alexander Kolker on January 31, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Two new startup ideas: online reputation protection, social network competitive intelligence

#1 Online reputation protection

Helping companies find bad comments posted by disgruntled employees or competitors, and fight back by diluting the bad content, via automated posting of positive messages in relevant blogs. Also helping individuals recover from postings (from themselves or other people) that might…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 30, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Predicting Space Weather

By Tara Laskowski

Scientific theories have discussed how a butterfly in Asia flapping its wings can lead to a tornado on the other side of the world. So it’s no surprise that Mason researchers in astrophysics are examining a hot eruption on the surface of the sun that causes GPS systems on Earth to go haywire.

Eruptions on the surface of the sun, some as long as five times the size of Earth, are highly magnetized and emit radiation, all of which can damage man-made… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on January 30, 2010 at 4:48pm — No Comments

The Statistician vs. the Computer Sciencist: stochastic vs. algorithmic models

Most statisticians are now working either on data-driven / distribution-free models, or automatically and efficiently testing / maintaining / updating a large number of models via goodness-of-fit criteria. I think your comment describes a type of statistician that was popular 30 years ago, but not the modern computational statistician.

While computational statistics is identical to algorithmic modeling from a result / performance point of view, it has the advantage of providing… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on January 26, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Next Best Models: The Process Agility Equation

Posted by James Kobielus on January 14, 2010

You never know what’s coming at you next, which is why process agility is so important. Your organization must have a ready response for anything. And you must make sure that every process participant can identify, at their level, what that response might be, so they can take appropriate action.



Added by Vincent Granville on January 21, 2010 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Mining the Cloud? Are You Allowed?

Posted by James Kobielus on January 13, 2010

I recently came across a trade-press article with the headline “Mining the Cloud.” The cynic in me immediately issued a silent scoff: How is that different from “crawling the Web”? Are we just mapping old wine to shinier new bottles? Or is there something different here?

But, seeing as how…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 21, 2010 at 11:07pm — No Comments

AnalyticBridge Think Tank: Where Decision Makers Meet Creative Experts

Overview, Getting Started

Our Think Tank is the platform where decision makers meet creative experts to ask business questions. Both decision makers and experts are carefully chosen.

To become a member, you must first join AnalyticBridge, then apply online at no cost. Creative experts are talented, recognized…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 17, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Misconceptions about statistics

I was reading the article Gambling versus Probability: Predictive Analytics Requires Advanced Skills published by Thomas Rathburn in the B-Eyed network. Here's the section that I found to be filled with wrong information:

Traditional statistical analysis is often of limited value. It is not that these tools are somehow flawed. Rather, it is that they are overly simplistic and, in many cases inappropriate for the… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on January 14, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The tragedy of anti-data leadership and dataphobia

Posted by James Standen on 1/07/10 • Categorized as Data Quality, Reality Check, data culture

There has been a lot of discussion in the last year or so about how important data analysis is becoming.

IBM made a major move into data analytics by establishing a new organisation "Business Analytics & Optimization Services" with 4000 people in it.

There was the much quoted Hal Varian of Google who predicted that the sexy new job this century will be some sort of… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on January 8, 2010 at 12:16am — No Comments

5 Things You Can Learn About Analysis from the Intelligence Community


Businesses have a large and growing need to analyze data. This is no easy task today with the exploding volumes of data pouring in from everywhere, and the enormous pressure to turn these mountains of data into information that can be acted upon quickly.

It is no surprise that organizations spend over $15B annually on Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Mining technologies. But with all of the focus on infrastructure technologies, there is little emphasis on the… Continue

Added by Tony Agresta on January 5, 2010 at 8:44pm — 2 Comments

Detecting Novelty in Twitter Posts

(Original post in Lifeanalytics)

A question one could come up with is the following : How can we easily identify and extract novel information from the web? Although we could apply this "novelty detection" into many areas i would like to discuss for now the idea of semi-automatically identifying novelty among posts on Twitter.

Let's take for example the… Continue

Added by Themos Kalafatis on January 5, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Advanced Analytics Predictions For 2010

By James Kobielus,

Information Management Blogs, December 15, 2009

As we bid adieu to one decade and move into the next, it’s important to catch our collective breath and to take a quick look ahead. Here are some quick thoughts on the trends that will shape advanced analytics in the year to come. These trends will set the stage for thoroughgoing transformation of business intelligence (BI), data warehousing (DW), predictive analytics (PA), data mining (DM), business activity… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on January 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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