Data Science and Machine Learning

In October 2012, the Harvard Business Review published an article calling data science the “sexiest job of the 21st century”, and comparing data scientists with the ubiquitous Wall Street “quants” of the ’80s and ’90s: a data scientist is a… Read moreData Science and Machine Learning

Data Visualisation & Representation

What can be done with the data, once it has been collected? Two suggestions come to mind: analysis is the process by which we extract actionable insights from the data (this process is discussed in later posts), while visualisation is… Read moreData Visualisation & Representation

A Short Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs)

What do you feel like eating for dinner tonight? Do you feel like pizza, pasta, or perhaps sushi? When you are asked such a question, you would usually provide (some sort of) answer straight away. But how do you come… Read moreA Short Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs)

Data Analysis Case Studies

In Data Science and Data Analysis, as in most technical or quantitative fields of inquiry, there is an important distinction between understanding the theoretical underpinnings of the methods and knowing how and when to best apply them to practical situations…. Read moreData Analysis Case Studies

Fundamentals Principles of Analytical Design

In his 2006 offering Beautiful Evidence, Edward Tufte highlights what he calls the Fundamental Principles of Analytical Design. In this short article, we illustrate Tufte’s principles by analyzing the Gapminder’s Foundation Health and Wealth 2012 data visualization. Data Science Report Series… Read moreFundamentals Principles of Analytical Design