Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cloud Failure

I love using Amazon’s AWS; and have been doing it for a while.  Although during the last week 66% (2/3) of our instances went down (hardware failures), and we were not able to recover any of the data.  Luckily we run … Continue reading

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Data-driven Science / Research: Explore -> Estimate -> Explain

Data-driven science is becoming increasingly popular.  Here are some of my notes/opinions on the issue. Traditional Approach: Hypothesis -> Model -> Verification (based on data) Data-driven Approach: Data -> Model Personally I would not quite consider the “data -> model” to … Continue reading

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Alumni Network Analysis

Analysis of Alumni Networks as “networks” instead of tabular data as is traditionally done.
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