The major cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, are now participating in the U.S. National Science Foundation’s flagship research program on big data, Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA). Amazon, Google and Microsoft will provide cloud credits/resources to qualifying […]

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Although we currently live in the “Information Age” what we actually generate, and most of the time fail to make meaningful use of, is data. The Australian government’s Productivity Commission late last year released a report that highlights the economic, health and social costs of Australia’s failure to make effective use of the increasing data […]

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Last month I had a good conversation with Simon Lindgren, the creator of textometrica. I decided to try out the tool before chatting to him. Textometrica encapsulates a process for understanding the relationship and distribution of the occurrence of concepts in a body of plain text. It provides a multi-step online tool for the analysis. […]

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The Modern Modeling Methods (M3) conference is an interdisciplinary conference designed to showcase the latest modeling methods and to present research related to these methodologies. The 7th annual M3 conference will be held May 22nd-25th at the University of Connecticut. Our keynote speakers for the 2017 conference include Steven Boker (UVA) and Kenneth A. Bollen […]

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Helen Milner, the B. C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, will examine how globalization has developed over the past 30 years and discuss the sources of globalization and its political ramifications during the annual Regius lecture at Essex University on Monday. The lecture will be livestream below. Her talk, “The […]

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