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Data Science: for Fun and for Profit

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In the next few weeks I’ll be giving two talks on the topic of Data Science at Xebicon and another event affiliated with Xebia. There is an abstract of my spiel available on the Xebicon site.

Data Science is one of the most exciting developing fields in technology today. Ever expanding data sets and increasing computing power allow statisticians and computing scientists to explore new business opportunities that were simply not possible merely a few years ago. Although their applications are new, the ideas and techniques that form the underpinnings for this evidence-oriented discipline have a solid foundation in hundreds of years of scientific development. In order then to understand the new science of data, one must first understand the science of science.

The Scientific Method, the unintended effects of repeated significance testing and Simpson’s paradox: this talk will focus on the practical applications of the theoretical constructs that lie at the heart of Data Science; and expand on some potential pitfalls of statistical analysis that you are likely to encounter when venturing into the field.

If you’re interested, feel free to sign up for either event. I’ll also post slides and additional thoughts here afterwards.

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Written by Lukas Vermeer

May 17, 2013 at 10:37

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  1. Sounds interesting but as far as I can tell big data did not figure out how to put a date on the programma at http://www.xebicon.nl/programma

    Nicolas Bonnet

    May 20, 2013 at 23:27

    • Yeah. Strange. I guess there will always be problems big data cannot solve.

      Date is June 4th, as mentioned on the home page for the event http://www.xebicon.nl/; but that page then doesn’t refer to the aforementioned program page.

      Lukas Vermeer

      May 21, 2013 at 11:56

  2. Hi Lukas,

    I attended your presentation during Xebicon and I really enjoyed it. I was looking for the slides but they’re not online yet. Could you please add them?

    Thanks very much!

    Tim Franken

    June 6, 2013 at 08:55

  3. […] October I’ll speak at Predictive Analytics World in London. Once again, I’ll be talking about Data […]


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