In a single day, New York City obtained two data analysis/statistics/machine learning organizations:
- Microsoft Research New York City with John Langford (machine learning), Duncan Watts (networks), and Dave Pennock (algorithmic economics).
- eBay technology center focusing on data – led by Chris Dixon, the co-founder of the recommendation engine company Hunch, which has recently been acquired by eBay.
The data community here is on an upswing, and it might be one of the best places to be if you’re into applied statistics, machine learning or data analysis.
Post by Aleks Jakulin.
P.S. (from Andrew): The formerly-Yahoo-now-Microsoft researchers have a more-or-less formal connection to Columbia, through the Applied Statistics Center, where some of them will be organizing occasional mini-conferences and workshops!