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How Facebook Is Shaping Who Will Win the Next Election

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Facebook is in a peculiar and unenviable position -- no matter what its intentions are, even minor decisions will have political impacts.

Data Science Meets the Power of the Crowd

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 10.29.2014 | Technology
Melissa Jun Rowley

In the tech startup world, the ABC's (Always Be Closing) are ubiquitous. In the open-source, collaborative world, the triple-Ds (Design, Development, Data) are about to be at the tip of everyone's tongue, at least in building prototypes for national agencies.

Going Against the Flow: Paula Long, CEO and Cofounder of DataGravity

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Charu Sharma

Many people have ideas on how to change things or create something brand new. Entrepreneurs act on those ideas. It's all about belief that everything is possible (though it may not be desirable), and that you can make it so.

If You Think Your Kid Is Destructive, Just See What Calvin And Hobbes' Antics Cost

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.09.2014 | Arts

Think your kid is going through a destructive-little-monster phase? Well, it could (probably) be worse! You could be rearing a young Calvin, who wreak...

Embracing Gratitude in Our Daily Lives

Dannia Guzman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dannia Guzman

Every single day we all have small and big things that make our lives better. It is up to us to choose to live mindfully in the present while learning from the past and planning for the future. We can take action now and start by being grateful for every day.

Data Science 101: Definitions You Need to Know

Shelly Palmer | Posted 11.08.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

There are many different techniques one can apply to data to accomplish this goal, but an important part of the process falls in to the multi-disciplinary field of data science. Which is what exactly?

Facebook's Experiment Reveals A Much Deeper Problem With The Internet Today

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not hard to demonize Facebook for their actions, but this problem is the same with every major company on the Internet today. The current relationship between consumers and Internet companies is unsustainable.

Do Countries Experience an Increase in Military Aggression When They Go to the World Cup?

Andrew Bertoli | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Andrew Bertoli

My new study addresses the longstanding debate about whether international sporting events make countries more peaceful or violent. To tackle this que...

Anita Borg Dinner Shows How Women Can Dominate Computing

Mike Cassidy | Posted 07.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

At least once a year in Silicon Valley there is a gathering of top technical talent that for one night, at least, turns the world on its head. Yes, t...

PODCAST: Rap Battle and Interview with HuffPost Data Scientist

Posted 04.01.2014 | Huffpost Code

The Floating Points Podcast is a weekly broadcast from the HuffPost Labs team that features opinions on tech news and interviews with special guests. ...

How the Digital Wave Is Changing Social Analysis to Actually Drive Influence

Olly Downs | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Olly Downs

From understanding how connections are formed to evaluating how they how they impact our daily lives, the science community has had a long-standing enthrallment with social analysis.

A Bold Experiment to Tackle the Deluge of Scientific Data

Vicki Chandler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Vicki Chandler

Data are overwhelming current practices in most fields and academic institutions are not optimally structured to bring together and reward the people with both the scientific domain expertise and the computational, statistical and mathematical skills needed for driving data-intensive science forward.

Decoding Social Influence: The Marriage of Marketing and Data Science

Olly Downs | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology
Olly Downs

From a very early age, our decisions are subject to the influence of others. And although we all shrugged our shoulders when our mothers asked that question to prove her point, the same question is continually asked by marketers "If one customer behaves in a certain way, will others follow suit?" And more specifically "If one customer leaves, will her connections do the same?"

Conference Fosters Diverse Community Around Data

Travis Korte | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology
Travis Korte

For all their different approaches, the data enthusiasts spoke a common language, and common themes did emerge from the proceedings.

Statistical Thinking: The Bedrock of Data Science

American Statistical Association | Posted 09.25.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

It is true that the tactics for managing and analyzing Big Data are changing and improving, but the strategies for working with Big Data, as well as small data, are still based on a rock-solid foundation of good statistical thinking.

Using Data to Fight Counterfeiting

Travis Korte | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology
Travis Korte

From the federal government's data-driven policing efforts to private sector initiatives to secure the supply chain, data has the potential to emerge as a powerful new tool in the fight against counterfeit goods.

Preparing Students and Teachers to Navigate the Data Stream

Christine Franklin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Science
Christine Franklin

We, as citizens, need to understand how to benefit from our personal data. Statistics is well equipped to help us understand the impact of data on our lives and to prepare a future work force that can make meaningful discoveries from this data deluge.