Mary van Valkenburg

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Data Science Cohort Examines Opioid Prescriptions and Fatal Overdoses
Dec 13, 2018
Our data science bootcamp explores real data to answer real-world data questions. For the past couple of weeks, cohort 2 has been exploring opioid prescribing behavior and fatal drug overdoses with axialHealthcare. See some of their analysis. Read More

Topics: Data Science

On Your Marks, Get Set, Code! - Parallels to Great British Bake Off
Dec 12, 2018
Lately I have been captivated by the BBC’s Great British Bake Off (GBBO) on Netflix. With each season a diverse set of 12 British contestants gather under an enormous tent to translate vague recipes into finished baking products. This reminds me so much of software and data product development! Read More

Topics: Data Science, Learning

First Data Science Class With Vanderbilt University Medical Center's BRET Program Concludes
Nov 14, 2018
Part 1 of Data Science Essentials, Introduction to Data Science, an 8-week course in Python aimed at helping doctoral students and post docs explore whether data science might be a good career fit, ended on 10/31 with student presentations to share findings, practice data storytelling, and celebrate their hard work. Read More
Data Science Cohort 2 Assesses Housing Affordability in Nashville
Nov 6, 2018
One of the best things about the Data Science bootcamp at NSS is the opportunity for students to practice skills while answering real-world questions posed by people who know the domain area well. In October, students explored Nashville building permit data and property assessment data along with zip code-level tax return data to understand how the supply and demand of affordable housing has been changing since 2009. Read More

Topics: Data Science

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and NSS Partnership Underway
Sep 19, 2018
In February of 2018, NSS partnered with the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) at the Vanderbilt University Medical School to begin shaping an Introduction to Data Science for post-doctoral students. This program, Data Science Essentials, was funded by a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome fund and consists of three parts. Read More

Topics: Data Science, Community

Data Science Cohort 2 Dives Into Data Cleaning and Exploration
Sep 10, 2018
Last week Data Science Cohort 2 started their first team project and Data Question 2. The data holds information about computing jobs that were submitted over the course of a year at ACCRE, Vanderbilt’s Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education. Read More

Topics: Data Science

Data In The Real World | Data Science Bootcamp Update
Apr 26, 2018
Learning from experts in the field and using real data allows our Data Science students to work through real-world situations and messy data. This month our students heard from local experts on graph database management, data visualization and storytelling, and machine learning. Read More

Topics: Data Science

Kaggle Releases First ‘State Of Data Science & Machine Learning’ Report
Nov 14, 2017
This year Kaggle, a predictive modeling, analytics, and data sharing site, conducted its first ‘State of Data Science & Machine Learning’ survey, and received input from more than 16,000 respondents. We share a few of our highlights and how they relate to our Data Science Bootcamp. Read More

Topics: Data Science, Technology Insights

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