data science

  • Five building blocks of a data-driven culture Crunch Network

    Five building blocks of a data-driven culture

    To be data-driven requires an overarching data culture that couples a number of elements, including high-quality data, broad access and data literacy and appropriate data-driven decision-making processes. In this article, we discuss some of the key building blocks. Read More

  • What your security scientists can learn from your data scientists to improve cybersecurity Crunch Network

    What your security scientists can learn from your data scientists to improve cybersecurity

    Security remains one of the top unresolved challenges for businesses. Billions of dollars have been spent on security technology over the last 30 years, yet hackers seem to be more successful than ever. Every organization is now under extreme threat, all the time. Here are some lessons that data scientists have learned and to which security professionals need to pay attention. Read More

  • The genomics intelligence revolution Crunch Network

    The genomics intelligence revolution

    We’ve entered a new phase in the history of whole-genome sequencing; it has opened the door to understanding our entire world at the molecular level. With this intelligence, we’ll be able to understand, influence and optimize the way we interact with ourselves and our natural world. The promise of genomics is just beginning — we are at the leading edge of an intelligence… Read More

  • Using data science to beat cancer Crunch Network

    Using data science to beat cancer

    The complexity of seeking a cure for cancer has vexed researchers for decades. While they’ve made remarkable progress, they are still waging a battle uphill as cancer remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Yet scientists may soon have a critical new ally at their sides — intelligent machines — that can attack that complexity in a different way. Read More

  • BuzzFeed hires Gilad Lotan as VP of data science

    BuzzFeed hires Gilad Lotan as VP of data science

    BuzzFeed has a new vice president leading its data science team. Gilad Lotan has a long résumé in the field, having most recently served as chief data scientist at New York-based startup studio Betaworks, and before that working in data-related roles at SocialFlow, Microsoft and Endemol. Publisher Dao Nguyen told me that this is a new role at BuzzFeed — the closest equivalent being… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt-backed data science startup Civis Analytics raises $22M

    Eric Schmidt-backed data science startup Civis Analytics raises $22M

    Civis Analytics, a company founded by the chief analytics officer of Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, has raised $22 million in Series A funding. Founder and CEO Dan Wagner told me that after the election, he discovered that many organizations — whether they were in politics, government or business — were dealing with problems similar to the ones he faced during… Read More

  • How data science and rocket science will get humans to Mars Crunch Network

    How data science and rocket science will get humans to Mars

    President Obama recently re-affirmed America’s commitment to sending a manned mission to Mars. Think your data science challenges are complicated? Imagine the difficulties involved in mining data to understand the health impacts of a trip to Mars. When sending humans “where no one has gone before,” there are a multitude of variables to consider, and NASA is hard at work… Read More

  • Five industries that should take a cue from Netflix and crowdsource parts of its tech Crunch Network

    Five industries that should take a cue from Netflix and crowdsource parts of its tech

    By crowdsourcing for solutions using machine learning to utilize the abundant data available across these five industries, we can find relevant signals and patterns among the noise and make these industries not only more efficient, but also more integral to improving our lives. Read More

  • Buddha was a data scientist Crunch Network

    Buddha was a data scientist

    Buddha believed in data. Every time he tried something new, he paid attention. He collected evidence. He figured out what worked and what didn’t. And if something didn’t work, he rejected it and moved on. A good scientist knows when to quit. Read More