Day of Data analyzes role of data in society

Yale celebrated its annual Day of Data on Friday, bringing together researchers, faculty and students from Yale and other institutions across the country to discuss the value of data and information in society. Now in its fifth year, the Day of Data this year centered...
How “Everybody Lies” Might Change the Social Sciences

How “Everybody Lies” Might Change the Social Sciences

Should every social scientist become a data scientist? Is big data really changing everything? Economist and former Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz thinks so. Not only is big data altering the landscape of advertising (Google and Facebook) and retail...
Faster big-data analysis

Faster big-data analysis

(Photo Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT) We live in the age of big data, but most of that data is “sparse.” Imagine, for instance, a massive table that mapped all of Amazon’s customers against all of its products, with a “1” for each product a given customer bought and...
Using Social Media Big Data to Combat Prescription Drug Crisis

Using Social Media Big Data to Combat Prescription Drug Crisis

(Photo Credit: Dartmouth) Researchers at Dartmouth, Stanford University, and IBM Research, conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to...