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. A very bad visualization

. Job Interview Questions for Data Scientists

. Using Maps and Data Vis to Understand Tennis

. Gapminder:Why Boat Refugees Donít Fly

. In a Data-Driven N.F.L., the Pings May Soon Outstrip the Xís and Oís

. How to Become a Data Scientists

. Northwestern Students Hack Data for Social Good

. How ďBig DataĒ can help save the environment

. Tableau Picasso George Gorczynski visualizes Chicago's crime problem in this innovative and highly designed StoryPoints visualization. Chicago Crime Scene | Tableau Public

. A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving

. Big Data and Tulip Bulbs

. Can an Algorithm Hire Better than a Human?

. Day Presentations
Group B
Group A
Group C, and more, and forecast and neighborhood

. Evening Presentations
Group C
Group B and dashboard
Group A
Group E

. Final exams: undergraduate class and graduate class The data set is available too.

. The Secret Life of Big Data

. Data Warehousing
  • What is Big Data?
  • The 4 V's: Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity
  • Benefits of a Data Warehouse

  • . Data Governance
  • What is Data Governance?
  • Why do we need Data Governance?
  • DataVersity
  • Trends in Data Governance
  • Data Governance Institute

  • . Videos
    The Secret Life of Big Data
    The Data Brokers: Selling your personal information
    The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives

    . Spurious Correlation

    . Data Governance

    . Mr. Boal's talk

    . Let my dataset change your mindset

    . How not to be ignorant about the world

    . Happy Earth Day!

    . The Security Mirage and Mr. Schneier's interview on NPR.

    . Can People Analytics Help Firms Manage People Better?

    . The DSS for BI Song

    . IBM Creates Watson Health to Analyze Medical Data

    . LAís Proposed Parking Signs are Brilliantly Simple

    . John Oliver's Interview of Edward Snowden

    . Big Data, Small World: Kirk Borne at TEDxGeorgeMasonU

    . Nine TED talks That Anyone Working in Business Intelligence Should Watch

    . If Algorithms Know All, How Much Should Humans Help?

    . The White Houseís first chief data scientist is no stranger to Washington

    . Learning to See Data

    . Ethics discussion: Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot suicidal at one time, prosecutor says and Facebook facial recognition technology violates Illinois privacy laws

    . Dear Student: My Name Is Not 'Hey'

    . Presentations -- Day Class
    Group B
    Group C
    Group A

    . Presentations -- Night Class
    Night Class Group E
    Night Class Group B and dashboard
    Night Class Group A and Crime Data and District Data
        Screen Shots: Excel Example, the Map, Monthly Data , and Weather Data
    Group C

    . More on perception

    . Smarter Analytics: Police Departments

    . The Seven Habits of Highly Data-Scientific Organizations

    . More about regression

    . IBM's Academic Initiative and Watson

    . How big data could make job-hunting less stressful

    . Mr. Risany's slides.

    . Ms. Meyer's presentation

    . On the Case at Mount Sinai, Itís Dr. Data

    . Analytics and the Internet of Things

    . Visualization Tools
    Google Charts

    . From TEDx Gateway Arch: Andrew Winship of Juristat (more about Andrew Winship)

    . The Tableau Tutorial and Sample Data.

    . The midterm is available; the data noted in Question 2 is also available. The graphs are now all viewable.

    . We have not talked about tools, but here is Gartner's view of the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

    . Supporting novice decision makers: Count Bayesie

    . Visualization
    The Beauty of Data Visualization
    Making Data More Human
         Jer Throp selected works
    The Sixth Sense (and maybe the future is here ... Watch this!
    Visual Design Aids and Understanding of Cancer Data
    Dr. Campbell's talk on visualization
    More about graphics
    Perception issues: what color is this dress? More about the dress.

    . Problems with user interfaces
    Emotional Design Fail: My Nest Thermostat
    Apple's New Diverse Emoji Characters

    . DSS and Humans: Who Makes the Decisions?
    At UPS the Algorithm Is the Driver
    Confidence Games: Why People Donít Trust Machines to Be Right
    Charles Barkley Comments on Role of Advanced Statistics, Analytics in NBA

    . The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives

    . These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World and The Lewis Model Explains Every Culture In The World

    . The top 3 directions predictive analytics will take in 2015

    . Big Data Knows When You're Going to Quit Your Job Before You Do

    . Evening class groups

    Group A

    Stephanie Lenhart
    Emily McCarthy
    Anna O Shea-Newton
    Sarah Rosen
    Lijing Yang

    Group B

    Richard Altman
    Shashin Amatya
    Yi Gao
    Sidra Naseer
    Lauren Reuther

    Group C

    James Francois
    Xichen Liu
    Bradley Precht
    Sophia Russo
    Kenneth Webb

    Group E

    Kranthi Kancharla
    Scott Manns
    Eric Rodis
    Kenneth Stecher
    Sisi Yang

    . Our audio clip

    . The Moral Hazard of Big Data

    . Data

    . Decision Making
    Dan Gilbert: Why we make bad decisions
    Sheena Iyengar: How to make choosing easier
    Are we in control of our own decisions?

    . Graphs by MIT Students Show the Enormously Intrusive Nature of Metadata

    . History of BI.

    . The Queen of Code.

    . Why You Decide the Way You Do

    . Graduate Students: Approved paper topics.
  • Big Data
  • Business Intelligence Use in a particular industry
  • Analytics Maturity
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Mining
  • OLAP
  • Comparison of BI Tools
  • Intelligence in BI Tools
  • Data Visualization
  • Metaphors in BI
  • DashBoards
  • Human-Computer Interaction Systems
  • Transnational Application Issues
  • Evaluation of BI Tools
  • Each student must select a topic from the above list and have it approved. Other topics must be approved asap.

    . A new way to visualize weather data

    weather map showing loaves of bread rather than inches of snow

    Dilbert cartoon about causality

    . The Joy of Statistics

    . Big Data: Lessons From Earlier Revolutions

    . Analytics Blogs
    Mike Trick's OR Blog
    Punk Rock Operations Research
    Project Management 411
    Business Intelligence -- Oracle
    Cyril on Business Intelligence

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