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Thursday, June 29th, 2017

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By David Talbot on MIT ReviewThe largest-ever release of mobile-phone data yields a model for fixing bus routes.  Researchers at IBM, using movement data collected from millions of cell-phone users in Ivory Coast in West Africa, have developed a new model for optimizing an urban transportation system.  The IBM model prescribed changes in bus routes around the around Abidjan, the nation’s largest city. These changes—based on people’s movements as discerned from cell-phone records—could, in theory, slash travel times 10 percent.

Joe Caserta's Blog on Wired.com: The Data Scientist isn’t a new concept. The science of analyzing data has been around for a long time. For years, companies have been utilizing a data science team, consisting of a group of statisticians, technologists and business subject matter experts, to collectively solve problems and provide solutions. However, previously buried in the back room of the IT department, data scientists are now the hot ticket in the business world, with Indeed.com reporting that the growth rate for this profession has reached more than 4,000 percent.

Posted by Amy on April 27, 2013 at 10:27am: Has anyone tried the Quandl search engine data set? It allows you to search and download over 5 million Datasets.

BY: LYDIA DISHMAN:  The bid for tech talent in the bastion of geekdom that is Silicon Valley is a serious pursuit for two women who are shaping startups and high-growth companies, one individual, and one connection, at a time.

Maria Deutscher | April 19th: Data scientists are a rare commodity in today’s job market, and this is not expected to change anytime soon.  Leading Hadoop distributor Cloudera is hoping to address this widening knowledge gap by doubling down with academia.  The vendor just announced that it is launching the Cloudera Academic Partnership, a program meant to help universities equip students with the skills necessary to accelerate the “new Big Data economy”.  The first seven higher education institutions that signed up for CAP are:

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