Weekly Round-Up: Data Warfare, Data Animators, Smart Cities, and Finding a Mate

Welcome back to the round-up, an overview of the most interesting data science, statistics, and analytics articles of the past week. This week, we have 4 interesting articles ranging in topics from data warfare to data being used in the search for love. In this week's round-up:

  • The Inevitable Rise of Data Warfare
  • Data Animators Bring Big Data to Life
  • Open Data Powering Smart Cities
  • Hacking the Hyperlinked Heart

The Inevitable Rise of Data Warfare

This is an O'Reilly article about how attempts to corrupt data sources will become more common as data grows to be an increasingly important asset to virtually all organziations. The article describes some of the ways that this can happen and what effects it can have on the organizations affected.

Data Animators Bring Big Data to Life

This InformationWeek article introduces the term Data Animators as data scientists who use visualization to tell a story about data so that others can more intuitively understand what is going on. It also goes into some additional details about the types of skills that are important for these data scientists to have and what educational backgrounds they tend to come from.

Open Data Powering Smart Cities

This is a very interesting post about how cities are experiencing a resurgence (vs. suburbs), the challenges they face as their population densities increase, and opportunities that lay ahead for them to leverage data to handle this increase and operate more intelligently and efficiently.

Hacking the Hyperlinked Heart

This is an interesting WSJ article about how one woman used data to find herself a husband. She joined a dating website as a member of the opposite sex, aggregated data on her competition, and then used what she learned from the data to find someone for herself more successfully. The article goes into some of the details of what types of data she was able to gather and how she used it.

That's it for this week. Make sure to come back next week when we’ll have some more interesting articles! If there's something we missed, feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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