Category: Week4

A Map-Reduce Example

by on July 23, 2018 9:39 am
As a part of his presentation this week on Big Data, Srijan Kumar covered Map Reduce as a strategy for processing large datasets in a highly parallel environment. In previous weeks on this blog, I’ve covered a startup I co-founded in 2004 and discussed how things have changed in leading IT trends. This week, I’ll… Read more A Map-Reduce Example

Is A/B Testing Ethical?

by on July 22, 2018 3:32 pm
In undergrad, I took a course called Data 100: Principles and Techniques of Data Science. One day we had a guest lecturer, who is a PhD student in the Statistics Department. He opened by asking us a question: “Have you ever been involved in a Silicon Valley experiment?” One or two people raised their hands.… Read more Is A/B Testing Ethical?

How Big Data is driving the auto industry

by on July 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Times are definitely changing when it comes to the transportation industry. Powered by big data, AI and the internet of things, our transportation system is poised to become more efficient and smarter [1]. Some hot topics include self-driving cars, autonomous trucks, connected cars, remote controlled cargo ships, etc. Even though we haven’t yet achieved a… Read more How Big Data is driving the auto industry

Using Big Data to Fight Credit Card Fraud

by on July 21, 2018 4:56 pm
According to research payments group Javelin, 15.4 million consumers experienced identity theft or fraud in 2016, amounting to more than $16 billion worth of theft.[1] As fraudulent credit card purchases grow, the onus is on credit card and payments companies to take action: the Fair Credit Billing Act states that credit card owners are liable… Read more Using Big Data to Fight Credit Card Fraud

Welcome to Main Street. The new Corporate America

by on July 20, 2018 11:50 pm
It’s timely to think about the Future of Work. The noise is increasing. We require variant skills, knowledge, and experience to remain professionally relevant. Creativity I would argue is perhaps the most necessary trait in Industry 4.0. Jobs, stated the mission of Apple to build beautiful products. As only an artist who studied calligraphy in… Read more Welcome to Main Street. The new Corporate America