Tag: data science

Can big data resolve the human condition?

Can big data resolve the human condition?

April 26, 2016

The Kavli HUMAN Project holds great promise for putting big data to the test. But as astronomy professor Adam Frank argue, “with great promise comes great responsibility.” / NPR

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Parkinson’s app first to be included in Apple’s new ‘CareKit’ platform

Parkinson’s app first to be included in Apple’s new ‘CareKit’ platform

March 21, 2016

The mPower app gathers real-time data from Parkinson’s patients in an effort to understand how the disease affects daily life and allows patients to track their symptoms and treatments.

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Can a computer tell if you’re drinking while tweeting?

Can a computer tell if you’re drinking while tweeting?

March 21, 2016

Computer science graduate student Nabil Hossain and his collaborators have taught computers to analyze tweets about drinking to determine if people were actually drinking at the time they were tweeting and if they were tweeting from home or some other location.

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How can machine learning algorithms find drunk Twitter users?

How can machine learning algorithms find drunk Twitter users?

March 17, 2016

Twitter keeps track of what its users post, when they post, and where they post from, and with that data a team of University of Rochester researchers was able to develop a method for evaluating how and where Twitter users drink alcohol.

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Paying attention to words, not just images, leads to better captions

Paying attention to words, not just images, leads to better captions

March 15, 2016

A team of University and Adobe researchers is outperforming other approaches to creating computer-generated image captions in an international competition. The key to their winning approach? Thinking about words – what they mean and how they fit in a sentence structure – just as much as thinking about the image itself.

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Dancing with computers

Dancing with computers

November 23, 2015

What if relating to computers were more like the way we communicate with other people? That’s a vision that scientists in the field of human-computer interaction, or HCI, are working to realize.

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Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

October 29, 2015

By extracting information from Instagram images and hashtags, computer science researchers have shown they can expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys.

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Wegmans Hall work underway

Wegmans Hall work underway

July 22, 2015

A view from the roof of the Hopeman Building as construction gets underway at the site of Wegmans Hall, the future home of the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

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Want big data to help your marketing team? Hire a data scientist.

Want big data to help your marketing team? Hire a data scientist.

June 26, 2015

Earlier this year, the White House hired its first-ever US Chief Data Scientist to help the government harness the power of innovation and big data to better serve the American people. Shortly thereafter, the University of Rochester assembled a team of top tech leaders to advise the University’s new Institute for Data Science.

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