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Deploys machine translation, natural language processing, and unsupervised learning to discover meaning in language, from enciphered manuscripts to everyday speech.

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Twitter Bot Analysis Receives Wide Media Coverage

An analysis of Twitter bots led by ISI's Emilio Ferrara is garnering high-profile media coverage around the globe.

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What's Going On: Heterogeneous Computing

Andrew Schmidt is in favor of lowering entry barriers in computing-intensive fields, where fewer obstacles translate into faster innovation.

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Bradley Fidler Named Postel Scholar

Bradley Fidler, an Internet researcher and historian at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been appointed a visiting scholar at ISI's Postel Center for Experimental Networking.

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What's Going On: Teaching Data Science with Data Science

March 28, 2017

Call it (data science)2. In a February, 2017 seminar, Jose Luis Ambite described a project that uses data science&emdash;a concept unifying statistics, data analysis, related methods and their results&emdash;to teach biomedical researchers about data science.

The goal: to create automated, personalized "knowledge maps" that display the specific learning resources each student will need to follow to achieve mastery of specific subjects. Programs are customized based on each user's profile, existing skills and knowledge. Ongoing updates will ensure underlying materials are refreshed continually, delivering access to state-of-the-art knowledge. In contrast, traditional education often relies on preselected materials throughout a course.

Ambite's talk to about 30 colleagues in Marina del Rey, California and Arlington, Virginia was the latest in ISI's "What's Going On" series, which deepens researchers' knowledge of work taking place Institute-wide. The data science initiative, known as the Educational Resource Discovery Index for Data Science (ERuDIte), also involves ISI researchers Lily Fierro, Kristina Lerman, Gully Burns, and Jonathan Gordon.

ERuDIte's approach begins with collecting numerous high-quality data science resources available online. Those resources range from single lectures to entire courses, in text and video formats. Sources include major massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as Coursera, Udacity and edX, along with tutorials and talks from videolectures.net, YouTube and other sources. Materials structured in a logical order for each subject, like a book table of contents or course syllabus, also are scraped from the web.Read More

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Feature Story

What's Going On: Teaching Data Science with Data Science

March 28, 2017

Call it (data science)2. In a February, 2017 seminar, Jose Luis Ambite described a project that uses data science&emdash;a concept unifying statistics, data analysis, related methods and their results&emdash;to teach biomedical researchers about data science.

The goal: to create automated, personalized "knowledge maps" that display the specific learning resources each student will need to follow to achieve mastery of specific subjects. Programs are customized based on each user's profile, existing skills and knowledge. Ongoing updates will ensure underlying materials are refreshed continually, delivering access to state-of-the-art knowledge. In contrast, traditional education often relies on preselected materials throughout a course.

Ambite's talk to about 30 colleagues in Marina del Rey, California and Arlington, Virginia was the latest in ISI's "What's Going On" series, which deepens researchers' knowledge of work taking place Institute-wide. The data science initiative, known as the Educational Resource Discovery Index for Data Science (ERuDIte), also involves ISI researchers Lily Fierro, Kristina Lerman, Gully Burns, and Jonathan Gordon.

ERuDIte's approach begins with collecting numerous high-quality data science resources available online. Those resources range from single lectures to entire courses, in text and video formats. Sources include major massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as Coursera, Udacity and edX, along with tutorials and talks from videolectures.net, YouTube and other sources. Materials structured in a logical order for each subject, like a book table of contents or course syllabus, also are scraped from the web.Read More