Data is everywhere, shedding light on all aspects of life. Retailers know what's selling and who's buying. Pollsters test opinions on everything from candidates to consumer goods. Doctors follow their patients' vital signs. Social networks register the interactions of millions. Sensors measure the changing weather. And as athletes play, fans collect exhaustive statistics on their performance.
Big Data: How Data Analytics Is Transforming the World introduces you to the key concepts, methods, and accomplishments of this versatile approach to problem solving. Taught by Professor Tim Chartier, an award-winning Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College, these lessons give you the big picture on big data, highlighting the crucial role of data analytics in today's world and the even greater impact it will have in the future.
The world is already producing a terabyte of new data, per person, every year? That's Big Data! In this video, Prof. Chartier introduces you to the world of Big Data and explains how the field of data analysis impacts us in unprecedented ways.
In the Digital Age, data analysis is our window to the unknown. It enables us to predict, with better accuracy and higher probability, many aspects of the future. Watch to learn more.
The size of big datasets has created the need for new data analysis methods. This is because Big Data is often defined as having 3 Vs: volume, velocity, and variety. In this video, Prof. Chartier speaks about two of them—volume and velocity.
In this video, Prof. Chartier discusses the basic stages of data analysis. Watch the video to learn how this knowledge can be applied to your personal life.
How did the founders of Google create an intelligent search engine? In this video, Prof. Chartier answers this question by discussing the idea of endorsement, interconnectedness of online pages, and data analytics.
Does Google's PageRank work for any data on the web? In this video, Prof. Chartier puts to rest all burgeoning doubts by explaining Perron's Theorem and the idea of teleportation.
How did JC Penny outperform other competitors in the market? Can big data be exploited for vested interests? Watch the video to understand how some businesses have exploited Google's algorithm for their own benefits.
What is Facebook doing with our data anyway? In this video, Prof. Chartier explores Facebook's 2007 feature Beacon, data security issues, the advantages of procuring big data, and the tangible benefits to businesses.
Prof. Chartier discusses the US National Security Agency and data security issues. He also informs us about the consequences of classified information disclosures.
Your first step to ensuring data security is to create a strong password. Watch this video to learn why it is important to create strong, secure passwords.
In 2014, President Barack Obama announced a comprehensive review of big data and privacy. A few critical questions were: How much data should businesses share with each other or the government? How much data should businesses or the government share with the rest of us? This video sheds light on the government's policy review of big data and privacy.
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