Data Science Professor Profiles: David Hogg, Physics and Astronomy

This is the fourth article in a series profiling NYU Center for Data Science professors, exploring the origins of their interest in data science and their thoughts on the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment Initiative.   David W. Hogg, NYU Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Physics, Director of Undergraduate Studies—Physics, Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, and Adjunct Senior […]

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Data Science Professor Profiles: Rich Bonneau, Biology & Computer Science

This is the third article in a series profiling NYU Center for Data Science professors, exploring the origins of their interest in data science and their thoughts on the Moore-Sloan Initiative.     Richard Bonneau, NYU Associate Professor, Departments of Biology and Computer Science and Center for Genomics & Systems Biology, is also Faculty Director of Bioinformatics and […]

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Data Science Professor Profiles: Michael Laver, Politics

This is the second article in a series profiling NYU Center for Data Science-affiliated professors, exploring the origins of their interest in data science and their thoughts on the Moore-Sloan Initiative.  Michael Laver, NYU Professor of Politics (former Chair) and Dean for the Social Sciences, was a member of the initial group which crafted the proposal for the […]

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Data Science Professor Profiles: Kyle Cranmer, Physics

This is the first article in a series profiling NYU Center for Data Science professors, exploring the origins of their interest in data science and their thoughts on the Moore-Sloan Initiative.   Kyle Cranmer, NYU Associate Professor of Physics and Affiliated Faculty member at the Center for Data Science, is an experimental particle physicist working on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, based […]

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New York University To Collaborate On Multi-Million Dollar Initiative To Harness Potential Of Data Scientists And Big Data

New York University, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Washington have launched a 5-year, $37.8 million, cross-institutional effort with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to harness the potential of data scientists and big data for basic research and scientific discovery. NYU competed nationally […]

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Foster Provost: Professor, Business Advisor, Musician, and Now Acclaimed Author

Foster Provost is a Professor of Information Systems, NEC Faculty Fellow and Paduano Fellow in Business Ethics (Emeritus) in the Department of Information, Operations and Management Sciences at the NYU Stern School of Business, where he has taught graduate-level data science courses for 15 years. He is also an Associate Faculty Member at the NYU Center for Data Science, and recently […]

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Interview with Bernhard Schölkopf, Director, Department of Empirical Inference at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany

Currently on sabbatical from the Max Planck Institute, Bernhard Schölkopf is spending several months in New York at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. On May 8, 2013, Professor Schölkopf sat down with reporter M.L. Ball to discuss the field of machine learning, its relationship to large data sets, and the intimidation factor inherent in […]

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Bernhard Schölkopf: Bringing His Knowledge of Machine Learning and Data Sets to the Courant Institute

Internationally regarded as a leading researcher in the field of machine learning, Bernhard Schölkopf was the featured speaker for this year’s Courant Lectures in April, giving two talks: “Statistical and Causal Learning” and “Inference of Cause and Effect.” Currently on sabbatical from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, where he is Director […]

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Initiative In Data Science And Statistics: A Collaborative Effort With Two Distinct Components

The Initiative in Data Science and Statistics, recently launched by New York University and spearheaded by Gérard Ben Arous, Director of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, actually had its origins last year within a working group of leaders throughout the university. The group was led by Yann LeCun, Courant Institute Silver Professor of Computer Science, Neural […]

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In The Field Of Computational Medicine, Isidore Rigoutsos Trusts The Data Rather Than The Books

Director of the Computational Medicine Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, and alumnus of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Studies, Computational Biologist Isidore Rigoutsos recently shared his thoughts on a current situation he finds both fascinating and confounding: the two contrasting ways of thinking concerning, on the one hand, historically-accepted bodies of knowledge, […]

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