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5 Q’s With Ecological Sensing Expert Adam Wolf

Published on October 20th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

Princeton post-doc Adam Wolf and his colleagues have developed the Pulse Pod, a low-cost, low-energy device that can collect data from a wide variety of sensors and rapidly make the data available on the internet, even in areas with low internet connectivity. The pods transmit ... Read More

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Oleg Rogynskyy, founder and CEO of sentiment and text analytics startup Semantria

5 Q’s with Sentiment Analysis Expert Oleg Rogynskyy

Published on October 9th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Oleg Rogynskyy, the founder and CEO and founder of Semantria, a sentiment and text analytics startup based out of Montreal. Sentiment analysis, which applies machine learning, natural language processing and computational linguistics to extract meaning from text, has ... Read More

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Mike Reich, CEO of Seabourne Inc., talks with the Center for Data Innovation's Travis Korte

5 Questions for Data Implementer Mike Reich

Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation sat down with Mike Reich, founder and CEO of data consultancy Seabourne Inc., in Washington, D.C., to talk about the nitty gritty of implementing data initiatives at enterprise and federal scale... Read More

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Rinat Sergeev, Data Scientist at NASA Tournament Lab

5 Questions for Crowdsourcing Expert Rinat Sergeev

Published on September 6th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with the NASA Tournament Lab‘s (NTL) Data Science lead, Rinat Sergeev, about the philosophy of crowdsourcing and its place in government. Sergeev, a physicist by training, studies crowdsourcing from a methodological perspective, and works with the rest of the NTL ... Read More

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Mollie Ullman-Cullere, co-chair of Health Level 7's Clinical Genomics program.

5 Questions for Genomic Data Standards Expert Mollie Ullman-Cullere

Published on August 30th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

With the costs of genomic data analysis plummeting, standards setting organizations like Health Level 7 (HL7) have a key role to play in ensuring that aggregate knowledge can be gleaned from the latest genomic research. Biomedical informaticist Mollie Ullman-Cullere, co-chair of HL7’s Clinical Genomics program, ... Read More

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Jack Madans from Code for America on why civic hacking matters.

Code for America on Why Civic Hacking Matters

Published on August 28th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

Civic hackathons sometimes get flak for failing to produce polished, government-ready applications. But for Jack Madans, Code for America‘s Government Partnerships Manager, that is missing the point. Hackathons are not just for building apps, he says; they are also essential to building and sustaining a ... Read More

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Alen Peacock, co-founder of cloud storage startup Space Monkey, discusses the problems with datacenters.

Space Monkey Co-Founder On The Trouble With Datacenters

Published on August 23rd, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Alen Peacock, co-founder of cloud-based storage startup Space Monkey. Space Monkey, which has been described as “Dropbox meets BitTorrent,” applies the peer-to-peer model to data storage, offering users a secure, in-home machine that both hosts their own data and ... Read More

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Berkeley’s New Masters in Data Science Explained

Published on August 18th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Information, about MIDS, the school’s new online Masters in Data Science program. Saxenian, an expert in regional social and professional networks, discusses the inception and future vision for the ... Read More

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Nirav Shah, MD, MPH, is the Commissioner of Health of the State of New York

4 Questions with NY Health Commissioner Nirav Shah, MD

Published on July 19th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H., is the  New York State Commissioner of Health. Travis Korte: Tell me about some of New York State’s health data initiatives. Nirav Shah: Two years ago, when Governor Cuomo started in New York State, we were facing a fiscal cliff, with $53.5 billion Medicaid ... Read More

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5 Q’s on Data Innovation with Sharon Biggar

Published on February 11th, 2013 | by Daniel Castro

Sharon Biggar is the CEO of Path Intelligence, a company which is bringing online analytics to the offline world by providing retailers with real-time intelligence about how people move within buildings. I asked Sharon to share with me her thoughts on how this type of ... Read More

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5 Q’s on Data Innovation with John Elder

Published on January 23rd, 2013 | by Daniel Castro

John Elder is founder and CEO of the Elder Research Inc., a data and text mining consultancy founded in 1995 that serves a variety of federal agencies and private sector companies, and the author of a number of books on data analysis. I asked John ... Read More

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5 Q’s on Data Innovation with Hudson Hollister

Published on January 12th, 2013 | by Daniel Castro

Hudson Hollister is founder and executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, a trade association that is advocating for policies that will require federal agencies to publish their data online using standardized, machine-readable, non-proprietary identifiers and markup languages. I asked Hudson to give me his ... Read More

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Five Q’s on Data Innovation with Terry Milholland

Published on January 7th, 2013 | by Daniel Castro

Five Q’s on Data Innovation with Terry Milholland Terry Milholland is the Chief Technology Officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Before coming to the IRS, he had a long career as a technology leader in the private sector at companies such as Visa, EDS and ... Read More

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5 Q’s on Data Innovation with Dr. Dan Riskin

Published on December 12th, 2012 | by Daniel Castro

Dr. Riskin is the CEO of Health Fidelity, a leading provider of natural language processing solutions. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stanford University and practices one day a week out of the Stanford affiliate hospitals. I recently had the opportunity ... Read More

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Five Q’s on Data Innovation with Bill Day

Published on November 28th, 2012 | by Daniel Castro

Bill Day is the platform evangelist for RunKeeper, a Boston-based start-up that helps users track and obtain their fitness goals. I asked Bill to share with me his thoughts on how data is changing how people exercise, work towards fitness goals, and monitor their health. ... Read More

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Five Q’s on Data Innovation with Mark Whitehorn

Published on November 21st, 2012 | by Daniel Castro

Mark Whitehorn is a professor of analytics at the University of Dundee’s School of Computing in Scotland and the author of ten books on business intelligence. I spoke to Mark about how higher-ed programs are adapting to new demands in the era of Big Data. ... Read More

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5 Q’s on Data Innovation with Tim Callan

Published on November 14th, 2012 | by Daniel Castro

Tim Callan is the Chief Marketing Officer of RetailNext, one of the leading provider of in-store retail analytics. I asked Tim to talk with me about how companies like RetailNext are bringing the type of data analytics traditionally used by online retailers to brick-and-mortar stores. ... Read More

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