Big Bang Data: What does data mean to you?

  People tends to think of Big Data as technical problem that needs to be solved involving algorithms, modelling, and programming. They thought of programmer, geeks and nerds of numbers pouring over screen full of graphs, charts  and table, but in reality, there is another side of the boom of big data that is less mentioned. The artistic side of it. We are going to focus … Continue reading Big Bang Data: What does data mean to you?

Twitter and Politics: Simple Sentiment Analysis of US Presidential Election Campaign on Social Media

Is @realDonaldTrump Campaign Much More Negative Than Clinton?     It is clear that 2016 US presidential election is unprecedented in many ways. Candidates have destroyed all record for voters disapproval within and outside of their own party.  Fivethirtyeight, a leading data journalist site, released a set of charts comparing the “strongly unfavorable” ratings of presidential candidates stretching back to 1984. The chart shows that no presidential candidate … Continue reading Twitter and Politics: Simple Sentiment Analysis of US Presidential Election Campaign on Social Media

Churchill’s Analytic: How operation research helps UK win the war

“The Empire of the Future are the Empire of The Mind” – Winston Churchill, 1943, Harvard University Witty, Versatile, Astute, Courageous, and Resolute. These are some of the words that people used to describe Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II. However, one of the less known trait of him is his passion for scientific research and analytic. Churchill … Continue reading Churchill’s Analytic: How operation research helps UK win the war

Outlier, Uber, and Algorithm.

Uber is a taxi service that operates in several countries around the world such as Great Britain, United States, and Australia. It uses a smartphone application to receive ride requests, tell users of estimated price, and then sends these trip requests to their drivers. It’s an extremely popular services, and is now available in 45 countries and more than 200 cities worldwide [1] While mainly … Continue reading Outlier, Uber, and Algorithm.

Is it better to be an upstart analytic or an expert?

Is it better to be an upstart analytic or an expert? “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” is the book that revolutionizes the world of sport analytics. One of the themes that are central in the book is the comparison between insiders (scouts and those with prior experience in the game) and outsiders (upstart members of sabermetrics who may have little experience with … Continue reading Is it better to be an upstart analytic or an expert?