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LinkedIn Revamps Its Jobs Listings With Big Data Analytics

LinkedIn, a social network focused around the working world with nearly 400 million members, is well known for how it uses algorithms to suggest potential business connections and jobs based on your profile. Now, it’s injecting more data analytics into another part of its platform: job …

Basketball Predictive Analytics: Will he take the shot?

At the core of any machine learning method is the question of how to abstract useful knowledge from individual examples. When dealing with spatial …

Big Data Not Doping: How The U.S. Olympic Women's Cycling Team Competes On Analytics

Sports and data analytics are becoming fast friends, and their relationship is a topic I’ve explored before. Another example I recently came across is how the U.S. women’s cycling team used analytics to leap from underdog status to silver medalists at the 2012 London Olympics.<p>The team was …

Applying Sabermetrics to Any Business

Have you seen the movie Money Ball, starring Brad Pitt? The premise of the film was that one baseball team (Oakland A’s) made a decision to use …

3 NBA Insights From The San Francisco Sports Analytics Summit

From Catapult.<i>Brad Tilley (@bradjtilley) is an Analytics Consultant in the health insurance industry. He lives in Bountiful, Utah with his wife and</i> …

How Companies Are Using Simulations, Competitions, and Analytics to Hire

As the NFL draft gets underway this week, teams will assess the “fit” of a player by examining the raw data of their ability to perform—based not on the ranking of their college or on how they would describe their skills, but on hard data including their performance on drills at the recently …

Six keys to sports analytics

The ninth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) was the biggest meeting yet of sports-data experts: More than 3,100 people attended the …

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