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. If Waffle House Is Closed, Itís Time To Panic

. How Not to be Duped by Data

. Leveraging Customer Analytics for Business Success

. Why self-service analytics is replacing traditional business intelligence

. Why Executives Don't Trust Their Own Data And Analytics Insights

. Use big data in real estate to improve deal evaluation

. The Coded Gaze: Unmasking Algorithmic Bias

. Native English speakers are the world's worst communicators

. Kick-Start Your Data Governance Program

. Math is racist: How data is driving inequality

. New Resources
10 Data Visualization Tools To Bring Analytics Into Focus
Data Storytelling: What It Is, Why It Matters
How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages

. Defining Analytics: A Conceptual Framework

. Safely Interruptible Agents

. The RIght to be Forgotten in the Media: A Data-Driven Study

. The P-value Primer

. The Trouble with Big Data? It's Called the Rcency Bias

. What the AI Behind AlphaGo Can Teach Us About Being Human

. Bias or Social Responsibility? Read Of Course Facebook Is Biased. Thatís How Tech Works Today

. Day Presentations
Group C
Group A
Group D
Group B

. Night Presentations
Group B
Group A

. Ethics and Business Intelligence

. What's New?
How Foursquare knew before almost anyone how bad things were for Chipotle
How Deep Is Your Learning?
Moneyball Is Changing the Way NFL Teams Assemble Their Rosters
AI2 CEO calls for Ďfull disclosureí in artificial intelligence after students learn their TA is really a bot
   The Blog: Coming to the Classroom: Artificial Intelligence
   The Wall Street Journal Article: Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot

. The Final Exam

. The DSS Song

. Nate Silver
TED Talk
Why Even the Best Foreecasters Miss the Mark
Art and Science of Prediction
2016 MLB Predictions

Coase quote if you torture data long enough, it will confess to anything

. What's New?
Technology Insight for Modern Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms
Making AI Play Lots of Videogames Could Be Huge (No, Seriously)
Engineers Assist Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Technology
How Facebook is helping the blind Ďseeí pictures their friends share online
How Mathematicians Combat Violence

. The video on modeling that we watched in class is available on YouTube in four components.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

. Mr. Boal's Presentation

. What's New?
The NFL + Tableau Online
Gartner Magic Quadrant 2016
How much should we fear the rise of artificial intelligence?
Everything you know about AI is wrong
The risks of AI
A Visualization: Do jobs run in families?; more about it at How Your Parents' Career Choices Affect Your Own, Visualized
More on Visualization: World Population Growth
Why Small Data Is the New Big Data
Variety, Not Volume, Is Driving Big Data Initiatives
11 Tips For Successful Self-Service BI And Analytics
      Read the article
American Tech Giants Face Fight in Europe Over Encrypted Data
Tay: Microsoft issues apology over racist chatbot fiasco
The 8-Bit Game That Makes Statistics Addictive
      The Game
What some people will do with numbers
Heather's Display     A Guide
Usability testing

. Presentations -- Day
Group A Presentation and Tableau Files and More Tableau Files
Group BPresentation and Tableau Files and More Tableau Files
Group C Presentation

. Presentations -- Evening
Group A:
Group B: Presentation
Group C: Camp Data, Adult Classes, and Presentation

. What's New?
6 Best Practices for Creating Effective Dashboards
Read the Report
An AI expert says Google's Go-playing program is missing 1 key feature of human intelligence

.More about Tableau
Top Baby Names By State Data
The Baby Name Visualization

. What's New?
Statisticians Found One Thing They Can Agree On: Itís Time To Stop Misusing P-Values
How a virtual human could be your coach
Beyond the Hype: The Hard Work Behind Analytics Success
Why Facebook's data use is under scrutiny (Video)
This Site's Deep Search Can Reveal More Than Google
The FCC wants to protect your data from your own Internet provider
4 Lessons for Brilliant Data Visualization
10 Ways Predictive Analytics Improves Innovation
Top 10 Trends for 2016 Business Intelligence
Visual Analysis Best Practices
DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis on how AI will shape the future
Top 8 Trends in Big Data for 2016
Type I and Type II errors

. Ms. Meyer's Presentation

. 10 TED Talks on Analytics that you donít want to miss!
The Birth of a Word
What we learned from 5 million books
The beauty of data visualization
Big data is better data
How data will transform business
Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime
What do we do with all this big data?
The rise of human-computer cooperation
Making data mean more through storytelling
Relationship analytics & business

. Slides from last week's TDWI Meeting
Paul's Big Data Juggling Act
An earlier version of Mark's presentation, so it won't be exactly the same as what he showed yesterday:

. undergraduate midterm.

. What's new?
The eerie math that could predict terrorist attacks
Are female emojis sexist and harmful to girls?

. What's new?
Human Face of Big Data
Can we predict Oscar winners using data analytics alone?
The Future of Prediction: Predictive Analytics in 2020
More about Elections and Analytics
GE's Big Bet on Data and Analytics
comic comparing fortune tellers to practitioners of analytics

. What's new?
Worldwide BI and analytics market to reach $16.9 billion in 2016.
IBM solution, analytics transforming Toronto Raptorsí talent evaluation
The User Experience: Why Data Ė Not Just Design Ė Hits the Sweet Spot
More about The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives

. Project Data
Data are available on MyGateway
A Tableau Tutorial
Tableau Help

. Input Mechanisms
Data InputThe Sixth Sense
Is it already here?
Is the Nest a Fail?

. New this week
Paula Scher's Insanely Detailed US Maps Elevate Data Viz to Fine Art
Paula Scher Maps
More maps (scroll down)
Employers Are Paying Data Firms to Predict Your Health Risks
Supporting novice decision makers: Count Bayesie
Gapminder:Why Boat Refugees Donít Fly
From TEDx Gateway Arch: Andrew Winship of Juristat (more about Andrew Winship)

. Look at the data: Unpresidented?

. More on perception
  • Learning to See Data

  • . Business Intelligence: It's Time to Redesign the Medical Record

    . Visualization
    The Beauty of Data Visualization
    Making Data More Human
         Jer Throp selected works
    Dr. Campbell's talk on visualization
    More about graphics

    . Implementation Advice: 12 Ways To Connect Data Analytics To Business Outcomes

    . Sports Analytics Featured in the Latest INFORMS Editor's Cut

    . Data as Art, an exhibit at Northwestern University.

    . The Joy of Statistics

    . History of BI.

    . Decision Making
    Dan Gilbert: Why we make bad decisions
    Sheena Iyengar: How to make choosing easier
    Are we in control of our own decisions?
    The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives
    Perception issues: what color is this dress? More about it

    . Watson Analytics

    . A new tool, InetSoft

    . Graphs by MIT Students Show the Enormously Intrusive Nature of Metadata
    . Davos: Businesses grapple with Big Data challenge

    . Data
    . Spurious Correlations
    . How to Lie with Visualizations: Statistics, Causation vs Correlation, and Intuition!

    . Gun Deaths by State Ideology
    . Gerrymandering is even More Infuriating When You Can Actually See It
    . The 'weird' NFL schedule quirk a Rutgers math prof found

    Dilbert cartoon about causality

    . A new way to visualize weather data

    weather map showing loaves of bread rather than inches of snow

    . Some of the top articles for 2015 (according to SAS)
    6 big data dos and doníts
    Big data and the Internet of Things: Two sides of the same coin?
    Amplify your data career with analytics
    Hiring? We have the data scientist interview questions you need
    How Hadoop can help... even if you donít have big data
    Tracking down answers to your questions about data scientists
    6 big data dos and doníts

    . Recent Articles
    The Ascendency of Data Lakes
    Why People Get More Stupid in a Crowd
    The Moral Hazard of Big Data
    Maps moving in time: a standard of excellence for data displays
    Why You Decide the Way You Do
    The big data of bad driving, and how insurers plan to track your every turn

    . The Queen of Code.

    . 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.

    . Big Data: Lessons From Earlier Revolutions

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

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