Economics and Big Data Meetup on July 31st: “Machine Learning: How Should the Art of Decision Making Intersect with Science?”

When:  Thursday, July 31st at 6:30pm Where:  NYU Courant, 251 Mercer Street, Room 109, New York, NY 10012 Topic:  Machine Learning: How Should the Art of Decision Making Intersect with Science? Murli Buluswar, VP and Chief Science Officer at AIG Property/Casualty, will be speaking on integrating Behavioral Economics, Data Science and Big Data Platforms and giving […]

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When It Comes To Data, Is Bigger Really Better? Foster Provost Says Maybe! Depending On The Characteristics Of The Data

It started with a conversation about the value of sparse, fine-grained data versus traditional dense data, then dovetailed into a study to discover which types of data actually lead to better predictive modeling. The researchers were Foster Provost (Professor at NYU) and two Belgian colleagues, Enric Junqué de Fortuny and David Martens. The results, based […]

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NYU Launches Moore-Sloan with Poster Session and Luncheon

On April 28, 2014, New York University launched their Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment Initiative through a poster session, highlighting various projects being worked on through the departments within the Data Science initiative, and a luncheon featuring remarks from members of the NYU and Moore-Sloan community. This event symbolized the commencement of NYU’s initiative to harness […]

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David Hogg Appointed Deputy Director of the Center for Data Science

David W. Hogg, NYU Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Director of Undergraduate Studies—Physics, Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, and Adjunct Senior Staff Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany, has recently been appointed Deputy Director of the Center for Data Science, serving alongside Interim Director Raghu Varadhan. Professor Hogg is also Executive Director at NYU of […]

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Anindya Ghose, Stern Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, Will Co-Chair AIG-NYU Collaborative Research Initiative

Anindya Ghose, NYU Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and Professor of Marketing, is co-Director of the Center for Business Analytics, a Daniel P. Paduano Fellow of Business Ethics, and the Robert L. & Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow, all at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Additionally, Dr. Ghose is one of two co-chairs […]

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Paul Horn, NYU Sr. Vice Provost for Research, To Lead AIG-NYU Collaborative Research Initiative

Paul M. Horn, NYU Distinguished Scientist in Residence, Senior Vice Provost for Research, and Senior Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Entrepreneurship, Polytechnic School of Engineering, leads University-wide research efforts at NYU, specializing in developing links between faculty, students and industry and promoting a dynamic entrepreneurial environment. Dr. Horn was instrumental in forming the AIG-NYU […]

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Raghu Varadhan, Founder of the Modern Theory of Large Deviations, Discusses His Lifelong Interest in the Probability of Rare Events

Born in Chennai (previously Madras), India, Sathamangalam Ranga Iyengar Srinivasa Varadhan FRS, universally known as Raghu, arrived in New York from Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1963 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Remarkably, he has been there ever since. In fact, he and his wife, Vasu, an adjunct professor of […]

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Yann LeCun of the Courant Institute To Direct Facebook’s New Artificial Intelligence Lab

Yann LeCun, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Silver Professor of Computer Science, Neural Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of NYU’s Center for Data Science, was recently named director of Facebook’s laboratory devoted to artificial intelligence and machine learning research. This new laboratory will support AI research teams in New York City, London and Facebook’s Menlo Park, CA headquarters. A […]

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