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Big Data Analytics Symposium 2017

UCF  Department  of  Statistics
Big Data Analytics Symposium

March 22, 2017


Presentation Slides:

Speaker – R Porter – Big Data in Business – College of Sciences

Speaker – Liqiang Wang – Big Data Analytics

Speaker – Dan Rodriguez – UCF Big Data Analytics

Speaker – Robert Norberg

Keynote Speaker – Big Data Analytics Anthony Renda

Speaker-Jennifer Zelmanski – Siemens Wind Power Inc Contest

Siemens 2017 Wind Analytics Contest

Siemens Wind Power Inc. and the University of Central Florida are pleased to announce a Data Analytics contest using real life (but disguised) data from wind turbines.

HOW TO ENTER: Registration ended!

Once registered, a registration ID will be assigned to each contestant by the system. The contestant will receive an email with the registration ID and a link to download the datasets.

Background information and contest rules are available below:

Dataset is updated and typo is corrected at 2/22/2017

Dataset (Not available anymore)

Contest Rules

Problem Statement


The Data Incubator

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Continue reading The Data Incubator

Doing Data Science

Book Review

Doing Data Science


“Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”—that was the title of a 2012 article in Harvard Business Review. Many of us, I suspect, have never met a data scientist, and perhaps never heard of one. Although there’s mild controversy about the provenance of the term, it seems the first business cards bearing that job title were printed in 2008. By 2011, Michael Rappa of North Carolina State University counted 394 individuals identifying themselves as data scientists. He came up with this number by doing a little data science of his own: He searched the LinkedIn social network, counting professional profiles with “data scientist” as part of a present or previous job title. In May of 2014 I repeated that experiment and found
the population of data scientists on LinkedIn had grown to 4,696.