Category Archives: Education

Data Analysis With R

I’ve been working my way through the Machine Learning for Hackers book from O’Reilly press (which really should be named R for Machine Learning), and just finished a small data analysis project in R. While the syntax is a little … Continue reading

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The Penn Data Store and Medical Data Integration

Here is the second poster presentation from the NEDB 2013 conference at MIT. The conference was on Feb. 1, 2013, and was a boat-load of fun. ABSTRACT: As a premier research institution, the University of Pennsylvania harbors numerous databases: these … Continue reading

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The Future of Health Data

Here is the poster that I presented at the New England Database Conference 2013, held over at MIT‘s Stata Center in Cambridge, MA. I’ve also excised the abstract for ease of reading (and so that Google will zero in on … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Lazy, and Learn for Life

I am enrolled in Drexel‘s MSIS, and have only a few classes to go. Currently, I’m finishing up my pre-req courses to finish the Masters of Science in Information Systems (MSIS). Before this, I completed my MSLIS (MS Library and … Continue reading

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What Does an IT Manager Do?

I had a chance to catch up with my high school friend, who now works it IT. He’s been in tech for over 10 years, but originally has a BS in Economics, with a minor in CIS – this was … Continue reading

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Free Online Public Data Sources: An Annotated Bibliography

Free Online Health Data Sources: An Annotated Bibliography By William Murakami-Brundage 1st edition, February 2012 There exists a shortage of usable data sets and public health data. Whether your interest is biomedical engineering, health informatics, data mining, or public health … Continue reading

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What Does a Data Analyst Do?

What does a data analyst do? As a data analyst, someone typically handles data coming from or going into a data warehouse or business intelligence system.¬†They compile the reports, verify the quality (integrity), and use the data to assist executive- … Continue reading

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