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Columbia University
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Big Data, Data Science, Data Integration, Cloud, Data Mining, Analytics, Other
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Versatile, innovative and conscientious nuclear physicist with over five years of experience in biochemistry, immunology, cancer biology, bioinformatics research and recently started doing data science. I have the privilege to be doing an internship at DataScienceCentral, which it has become an invaluable experience in data science for me.
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Spark Turns Five Years Old!

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 6:59am 0 Comments

Originally posted by (creator of Apache Spark) in databricks

Today, we’re celebrating an important milestone for the Spark project — it’s now been five years since Spark was…


Michael Stonebraker, Pioneer in Database Systems Architecture, Receives 2014 ACM Turing Award ("Nobel Prize" of Computing)

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 7:59pm 0 Comments

Michael Stonebraker is being recognized for fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems.  Stonebreaker is the inventor of many concepts that were crucial to making databases a reality and that are used in almost all modern database systems. His work on INGRES introduced the notion of query modification, used for integrity constraints…


The White House Names Dr. DJ Patil as the First U.S. Chief Data Scientist

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Originally posted on WIRED

Today, I am excited to welcome Dr. DJ Patil as Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist here at the White House in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. President Obama has prioritized bringing top technical talent like DJ into the federal government to harness the power of technology and innovation to help…


Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:44am 0 Comments

Microsoft announced that has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics.

Now, Microsoft might seem like a strange bedfellow for an open-source company, but the company continues to make great strides in the open-source arena recently. Microsoft has embraced Linux as a fully-supported operating system on its Azure cloud service. (CEO Satya Nadella proclaimed “Microsoft loves Linux” in foot-high letters at a press event back in…


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