CDS Fellow Interview: Daniel Fernández

Daniel Fernández is a new Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Data Science, and his research focuses on the ways in which data science can be used to help individuals with speech impediments. Can you talk about the research projects you’re currently working on at CDS? I am mainly working on a project that focuses […]

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Crowdsourcing Data with Michael Laver

With all of the advancements that are taking place in the field of data science, one aspect that can often be overlooked is the actual collection of data.  While machine learning, neural networks, and artificial intelligence have done wonders for data analysis, the problem of data collection still troubles data scientists.  In the social sciences, data […]

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Faculty Interview: Dustin Duncan

Dustin Duncan is an Affiliated Faculty member at the Center for Data Science, an Assistant Professor at NYU’s Department of Population Health, and the Principal Leader at the Spatial Epidemiology Lab.  His work focuses on the intersection of of public space and personal health, backed by a fundamental understanding of data science. What did you […]

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Data Science Grant Opportunity

As part of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment’s ongoing attempt to foster interdisciplinary research, they recently announced the NYU Data Science Seed Grant.  The grant is open to NYU faculty researchers, and will fund 6-8 proposals of either up to $25,000, or up to $6,000, in addition to providing software engineering assistance from the data science incubator.  Neal Beck, an Affiliated Faculty […]

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CDS Hosts its First Data Science Showcase

On March 9th, NYU’s Center for Data Science hosted its first Data Science Showcase—in conjunction with the Stern School of Business—to highlight the interdisciplinary work in data science taking place across a wide range of departments at the University. Professor Zaid Harchaoui, a Visiting Assistant Professor at CDS, kicked off the showcase with a presentation […]

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Using Data Science to Map the Universe

Last Wednesday, the Center for Data Science welcomed one of its Affiliated Faculty members, astrophysicist Michael Blanton, to give a luncheon lecture on his work with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).  Blanton is the director of the SDSS, where he leads a large team of astrophysicists, using data scientists to map the Universe. The […]

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Kyunghyun Cho Talks Image Caption Generation

Kyunghyun Cho is an Assistant Professor at NYU’s Center for Data Science, and conducts research in the field of natural language processing.  His recent paper, “Show, Attend and Tell: Neural Image Caption Generation with Visual Attention” proposes to use an attention-based model for image description. Can you give us a bit of background on why you […]

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CDS Faculty Interview: Arthur Spirling

Communications between embassies, government entities, and diplomats take the form of classified diplomatic cables.  In 2010, over 150,000 of these cables were released by Wikileaks, a nonprofit organization that publishes classified government documents.  The effect of the leak was twofold; not only did previously secret information become readily available, but now, the general population could […]

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Ebay comes to CDS

Earlier this month, the Center for Data Science welcomed Ebay to come and talk with our students about some real world applications for a Master of Data Science curriculum.  As one of the world’s largest customer to customer and business to customer e-commerce websites, Ebay uses a recommendation system that pulls from all of their […]

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Roundtable 1 Recap

One of the most compelling reasons to enter into a Master of Data Science program is the breadth of networking opportunities that help students begin their professional or academic careers after graduation.  Here at the Center for Data Science, we continually cultivate professional relationships with human resource representatives from companies looking to hire the next […]

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