Analytics Trends

Analytics Trends

Halloween is a time for tricks and treats, but did you know the holiday offers yet another opportunity to look into our consumer behavior through data? With 69.5% of Americans planning to celebrate this year, there are a surprising number of unique data points to unpack from costume trends...
March Madness is upon us, and everyone is obsessing over their brackets. Analytics is big business in the sports world, and college basketball is no exception; almost every big program today has at least one full time employee in charge of statistical analysis. And when that data is not...
Data touches every facet of our lives. Spotify curates new playlists based on the songs you play. Amazon’s predictive algorithm suggests you buy a bike pump after you’ve purchased a helmet. Hospitals use analytics to save lives by resolving inefficiencies like patient wait times, patient readmissions, and understaffed units....
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...
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...
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....
Dr. Cheryl Richards, the CEO of Northeastern University-Charlotte and Charlotte's 2014 Woman of the Year, spoke to a crowd at Skookum for a Tech Talk about data analytics. Here are some excerpts on analytics in business and how it pertains to Charlotte. On data analytics in business: CEO's are looking to improve their...
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...
learn data analytics online
How do you feel about taking an online program? Have you ever wondered what the pros of online learning are? While online programs have grown in popularity, with over 31% of higher education students having taken at least one, myths and misconceptions about the way the public views online...
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...