PwC Comes to CDS

One of the most compelling reasons to enter into a Master of Science in Data Science program is the host of career opportunities available upon graduation. At the Center for Data Science, we pride ourselves on being able to give our students access to the plethora of data science opportunities that New York City has to […]

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IBM Comes to CDS

Last Friday, IBM came to the Center for Data Science to chat with our students about some of the data science career opportunities that are available at IBM. With a significant presence in 18 industries across 170 countries, IBM is the world’s premier technology consultancy, offering insight into the research, manufacturing, communications, and marketing sectors. […]

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The $300K NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge

What do the founders of Pintrest, Seamless, and Twitter all have in common? They all started right here at New York University. If you can make it in New York, as Sinatra famously sung, you can make it anywhere. And the boom in successful startup businesses over the past few years has certainly proved this. […]

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American Express Comes To CDS

On Friday, Vice President of Machine Learning and Data Solutions at American Express (and NYU alum!), Alexander Statnikov, introduced our students to data science career options in the financial sector. Although banks and financial services are developing better ways to process transactions, they remain vulnerable to fraud. But by harnessing the power of machine learning […]

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Big Data, Big Questions: How Does Political Conflict Affect The Economy?

On Wednesday, the Center for Data Science’s very own Moore-Sloan Fellow, Michael Gill, showcased his research on how war and conflict impact the economy. The US Department of Defense outsources most of its military equipment. According to the data gathered about the DoD’s business contracts, they purchase tanks, planes, weapons, and other gear from almost […]

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Skytree: data science in the hands of the masses

The Center for Data Science’s own Vasant Dhar has said the problem with data science is no longer collecting data, but finding the right tools to analyze that data. Skytree, a machine learning software presented by Nick Ball and Alexander Gray at the Moore Sloan Data Science Environment, touts itself as making advanced data mining of […]

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New Student Interviews: Zhanna Zhanabekova

The new semester has just begun, and with that comes a new batch of promising Master of Science in Data Science students. To celebrate our incoming class, we decided to talk with five of the incoming students, to hear about their backgrounds, their interests, and their goals for the future. We’ll be interviewing one student […]

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New Student Interviews: Maya Bidanda

The new semester has just begun, and with that comes a new batch of promising Master of Science in Data Science students. To celebrate our incoming class, we decided to talk with five of the incoming students, to hear about their backgrounds, their interests, and their goals for the future. We’ll be interviewing one student […]

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How Effective are Neural Networks for Object Recognition?

A few weeks ago, The New Yorker magazine published a story titled “Total Recall,” in which one of their correspondents, Patrick Radden Keefe, traveled to England to interview a team of “super-recognizers.” While most humans have spots of trouble putting names to faces, super-recognizers have an uncanny ability to recognize human faces. The city of […]

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How Can Data Collection Be Used to Map City Sounds?

If you want to avoid traffic in a city or congested area, there are applications such as Google Maps and Waze to help you get around. But what about avoiding noise and distracting sounds? The Citygram-Sound Project—a joint collaboration between NYU Steinhardt, NYU’s Center for Urban Studies and Progress, and CalArts—is trying to combat this […]

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