Analytics Trends

Analytics Trends

As much as we may want to deny it, summer has come to an end. So as the leaves turn and the weather begins to cool, here’s a look back at the hottest data stories of the summer in our Summer Data Roundup. Summer By the Numbers 28% Decline in how many...
Every Level student completes a final capstone project with an employer, which can involve anything from healthcare fraud prevention to political analysis via social media. Rose's project was with the Cambridge City Council, where she was challenged to analyze Cambridge rental pricing and the effect of new residential developments. You...
Last week I met a colleague in the marketing team in Ireland. He is taking one of these popular online Data Analytics courses and needed help with a cluster analysis assignment. He was stuck, so I offered to take a look. The exercise involved clustering insurance customers in terms of risk...
With Donald Trump officially accepting the Republican nomination, and Hillary Clinton poised to do the same this week, here’s a roundup of the biggest political data stories right now as we start the countdown to November. The 2016 race has brought with it a host of new data tools for...
Brexit, the U.K. vote to leave the European Union, has already shaken the financial markets and has the potential to affect sectors as diverse as education, the art world, and geopolitics . But the vote does have one small bit of good news-- a data agreement between the U.S....
Trump vs Clinton analytics
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, announced in an AP interview last month that he once again plans to buck traditional political wisdom by running a campaign based more on his rallies and personal appeal than data, which he calls overrated. However, even if his campaign has been less...
Every day hundreds of millions of people take photos, make videos and send texts. Across the globe businesses collect data on consumer preferences, purchases and trends. Governments regularly collect all sorts of data from census data to incident reports in police departments. This deluge of data is growing fast. The total...
At the request of Twitter, U.S. intelligence agencies can no longer access Dataminr, a company that mines social media for patterns that might indicate breaking news, analyzes those patterns using algorithms, and then sends out real time news alerts. Dataminr has a vested interest in keeping Twitter happy; not...
Science Friday has an interview up with D.J. Patel, the newly-minted chief data scientist for the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Patel, who was previously the data and analytics lead at LinkedIn, discusses making data more accessible to the public and using analytics to improve services...
Read Kendall's full article on Course Report Any department, from any organization, can benefit tremendously from consulting a data analyst or scientist. So what do data analysts and data scientists do? They can come up with all kinds of valuable insights regarding anything, from identifying key-markers for potential sales growth, to pinpointing...