Monthly Archives: November 2012

What Women Want

After reading the Educase article about women CIOs in Higher Education, I started to think about women in the Information Technology field.  This is a topic that I had not given much thought prior to reading this article, but in … Continue reading

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Who Says Computer Scientists Can’t be Funny?

Twitter CEO and University of Michigan Alumni visited last week to speak about the history of twitter. Dick Costello graduated from The University of Michigan, in ’85 with a Computer Science degree, at the time, an LS&A degree called computer and … Continue reading

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The “Human Element” in Big Data and Predictive Analytics

  In this class, we’ve talked a lot about how “big data” is now the new big thing, and it certainly creates a buzz in conversation these days.  In our final projects, we are getting exposure to using and manipulating … Continue reading

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#twiteratumich

This Friday I went to the talk by the CEO of Twitter, Dick Costolo, who is a University of Michigan alumnus (BS ’85) . Throughout the talk Costolo talked about the origins of Twitter and its current effects on the … Continue reading

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Summarizing 6 Lies About Big Data

Considering the effect big data has made on society today, I think it’s important to inform people of society’s misconceptions concerning the amount of data we have and the processes we’ve implemented to use such data.  Michael Healey points out … Continue reading

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Nate Silver Hates Detroit

Later today, the MLB will announce the winner of this season’s AL MVP award.  The race comes down to Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers’ power hitter, and Mike Trout, a rookie with the Los Angeles Angels.  The final voting from … Continue reading

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IT infrastructure in Presidential Campaigns

The leveraging of data and technology played a larger role than ever in the presidential campaigns of Romney and Obama in the recent election. The campaigns worked to target the right people with the right information, especially in the swing … Continue reading

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