Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Big Data Applied to Health

I've written several pieces on the topic from various angles:

On how cell phone data is used to map the spread of Malaria in order to come up with effective prevention in Africa Analyzing Cellphone Data for the Greater Good

On Retrofit's approach: Data Gets Personal to Fight Obesity

On UPMC $10 million dollar big data plan: Creating Custom-Fit Healthcare

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dial a data scientist

well, not exactly, but you can find one you can hire with Kaggle's new feature. Read more about it in my blog post: 

Top Data Scientists on Tap

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Big data for voters

 Hurricane Sandy cut a devastating path through the Northeast, and many people are still without electricity, fuel, or shelter. They still had the right to vote, but what were they to do if their usual polling place was knocked out of commission? To find out where they should go, they were able to find answers in big data. Read more in Big-Data to Get Out the Vote