Data Science

Video for "Apache Spark: A Unified Engine for Big Data Processing"

Matei Zaharia talks about his creation Apache Spark, a modular platform for performing calculations on big data.

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Fri, 10/28/2016

Video for "Why Data Citation Is a Computational Problem"

An interview with University of Pennsylvania Professor Susan Davidson about the need to change how source information is cited in (for example) academic papers. She and her co-authors propose a framework that allows a greater diversity of sources and more flexibility in citing them.

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Wed, 08/24/2016

Video for "Computational Biology in the 21st Century"

An interview with ACM Fellow and MIT Professor Bonnie Berger about how to improve computer handling of biological data, specifically relating to genomes.

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Tue, 07/26/2016

Video for "Information Cartography"

Interviews with Carlos Guestrin and Eric Horvitz, who join Dafna Shahaf in a project to map and connect information much as a metro map visualizes a city subway. Shot in Seattle and Redmond, Washington.

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Fri, 10/23/2015

Video for "Exascale Computing and Big Data"

An interview with ACM Fellow Daniel Reed about the division between exaflop supercomputing and exabyte data management -- and how each field can inform the other. With lots of B-roll, thanks to staff and faculty throughout the University of Iowa.

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Thu, 06/25/2015

Video for "Michael Stonebraker, 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award Recipient"

Similar to the video I produced last year to celebrate 2013 recipient Leslie Lamport, this one describes highlights from the career of this venerable name in relational database science.

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Thu, 05/21/2015

Boot Camps Promise PhDs Fast Track to a Data Science Career

Ph.D.s: Want a month of all-expenses-paid training, with a six-figure job waiting for you when you're done? That's what a new crop of "data-science boot camps" offer -- for those who qualify. (Online-only article.)

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Thu, 10/30/2014
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