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University of Missouri - St. Louis

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. Big Data Scientists: Netflix is not maximizing its recommendation systems, are you?

. Analytics Maturity

. Why Americans Will Believe Anything You Tell Them, in One Chart

. Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts

. Is Your Car Spying on You

. Analytics in Practice: The Duncan Way: How Cardinals Pitchers Continue to Dominate by Exploiting Hitter Tendencies

. Beautiful Data is in the Eye of the Beholder

. Inappropriate Things to do in Charts

. DataVersity

. Trends in Data Governance

. Data Governance Institute

. Spurious Correlation

. The order of presentations in the evening class will be:
Group D: Presentation
Group F: Presentation
Group C: Presentation
Group B: Presentation
Group E: Presentation
Group A: Presentation
Group G: Presentation

. The order of presentations in the day class will be:
Group B: Presentation
Group A: Visual Presentation, Excel Sheet, Sites
Group D: Part 1 and Part 2
Group C: Presentation

. The final exam.

. My Experiment Opting Out of Big Data Made Me Look Like a Criminal

. The Beauty of Data Visualization.

. New reading about Big Data
The Limits of Social Engineering
Here's How 'Big Data' Can Really Hurt The Poor
Mistaken Analysis
How to Detect Criminal Gangs Using Mobile Phone Data

. The Shadowy World of Data Brokers

. The DSS song

. Data Governance; DMBOK2 Framework

. Mr. Boal's presentation.

. Tableau has a gallery of visualizations.

. Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data

. More on Pandemics

. The Sharding Parable

. Mr. Boal's presentation from 2013.

. New articles on data
  • Big Data is Secretly Scoring You
  • Data brokers selling lists of rape victims, AIDS patients
  • What information is the government buying about you?
  • What your zip code reveals about you
  • Find out what Big Data knows about you

  • . More about the next project.

    . Big Data
  • Why Privacy Matters
  • The Curse of Big Data
  • What is Big Data
  • Big data: are we making a big mistake?

  • . Data Warehousing by Paul Boal

    . The midterm grade distribution.

    . Some things I found while you were on break that I thought might be interesting to read or hear
  • How Effective Is a Number-crunching Approach to Managing People?
  • Give me back my privacy
  • All the data you can eat
  •      page 1
         page 2
         page 3
         page 4
  • Maximizing Insights from Unstructured Data
  • Codemine
  • Big Data: The Fourth Data Management Generation
  • Is Technology Dehumanizing the Workforce?

  • . Mr. Risany's slides from his presentation.

    . The project teams for the evening class for the Visualization Assignment

    Group A

    Brian Chackes
    Nicole Crites
    Liudmila Dabyshuk
    Robert Eulberg
    Victor Mellado

    Group B

    James Currey
    Zhennan Liu
    Robert Nupp
    Benjamin Ryan

    Group C

    Shawn Rakers
    Renita Reed
    Abigail Rusnica
    Joseph Schmoele
    David Wilhelm

    Group D

    Johnathan Feng
    Nicole Martin
    Sruthi Sirpur
    Andrew Strawbridge

    Group E

    Milos Bucalo
    Elaine Love
    Samir Muratovic
    Haishan Zhao

    Group F

    Brett Gilmer
    Howard Leboeuf
    Nathan Schuh

    Group G

    Bradley Boutaugh
    Donna Brandy
    Brenden McKamey
    Aaron Shedron

    . Evening Presentations
    Group C
    Group D
    Group B
    Group A
    Group F
    Group G
    Group E

    . Day Presentations
    Group B
    Group A
    Group D
    Group C or Group C

    . 10 Ways to Annoy a College Professor

    . The undergraduate midterm.

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

    . Where the Analytics Jobs Are

    . How Savvy Execs Make the Most of Data Analytics

    . Information Decay

    . Ms. Meyer's presentation deck

    . Further analysis: Osama bin Laden

    a portion of a map of Pakistan
    Points of Interest
    A -- Abbottabad: location of Osama bin Laden when killed by American troops
    B -- Parachinar: suggested location of Osama bin Laden provided by geographical analysis by Thomas Gillespie (see video)
    C -- Tora Bora: site of last known location of Osama bin Laden
    More: Finding Osama Bin Laden paper and blog explanation

    . Hasan Elahi: FBI, here I am!

    . Tell a Story with Data

    . Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

    . Google Flu Trends

    . More on Satisficing

    . Microsoft's BI Contest
    Getting Started with Power BI for Office 365 Preview

    . Big Data and Analytics Hub

    . IBM and analytics: predictive analytics, Crime Analytics, Helping Durham Police, and YouTube commercial

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

    . Nate Silver
  • Biography
  • FiveThirtyEight
  • Nate Silver confuses cause and effect, ends up defending corruption
  • Numbers Don't Lie

  • . A definition.

    . A Global Hack: the original announcement, the results, and a solution

    . Modeling: Jeopardy's Controversial New Champion Is Using Game Theory To Win Big. Read more about it.

    . Graduate Students: Approved paper topics.
  • Big Data
  • Business Intelligence Use in a particular industry
  • 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.

    . Data Viz Collaborative, SAIC and Northwestern University, 2013; the Data as Art article

    . Borrowers Hit Social-Media Hurdles

    . New Technology Helps Stores Track Your Every Move This Season

    . Graphs by MIT Students Show the Enormously Intrusive Nature of Metadata Limits are Set on Phone Data Collection Program

    . A new way to visualize weather data.

    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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