Big Data http://wvxu.org en New math needed to quantify big data? http://wvxu.org/post/new-math-needed-quantify-big-data <p>Big data is everywhere and it's getting more complex. <strong>Mathematicians seem to think we have effective ways to analyze it, but are still in need of developing the tools to reach conclusions</strong>. Just look at what happened as people tried to sign up for the online insurance marketplace. Computer code glitches shut&nbsp;it down&nbsp;and President Obama promised a tech surge for the problem.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 18588 at http://wvxu.org New math needed to quantify big data? Data Scientist: the sexiest job of the 21st century http://wvxu.org/post/data-scientist-sexiest-job-21st-century <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One sure way to get a job these days is to be a "Big Data" specialist. These are the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">people who can interpret massive amounts of information and tell businesses how to use it to make money</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It's a very specialized set of skills involving computer science, business and statistics. The Harvard Business Review says the dominant trait among data scientists is an intense curiosity.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:31:10 +0000 Ann Thompson 11596 at http://wvxu.org Data Scientist: the sexiest job of the 21st century