The Voters, Polls and Opinion Polls: Numbers Don’t Lie (Part II)

This is my second blog on Indian Elections. In this blog and a series of such blogs that will follow, we will use predictive analytics to forecast the results of the elections. In my first blog (, I outlined the methodology that we will be using to forecast. I received a lot a positive feedback including Facebook and LinkedIn likes and,..

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The Voters, Polls and Opinion Polls: Numbers Don’t Lie (Part I)

As I write this blog, I feel fortunate to be born in India and to be currently living in the United States – two countries which are the largest democracies in the world. Freedom of expression and speech is what I have learned from my childhood and today, I am using this much cherished freedom to write this blog. Over the past few weeks several of my colleagues and acquaintances have requested that I make some forecasts about the general elections in India. I thought about it and finally, I chose to expre..

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Data is the Center of the Universe

Sean Kandel just had a great post on the HBR Blog Network that really digs into one of the dirty little secrets of data science. Everyone thinks of a Data Scientist as a great theoretician, but too often hands-on data science is nothing of the sort.  In reality, a huge amount of the effort has nothing to do with mathematical theory and everything to ..

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10 Products That Exploit Parallelism – Inside Analysis – Robin Bloor

The Journey into a Parallel Universe  Parallelism is in the natural order of things. The industrial revolution, i.e., automated manufacturing, was about pipeline parallelism. And the supermarket check-outs, another kind of parallelism, can be thought of as segmentation parallelism – an array of parallel processors that segment the workload. We knew about parallelism before there were any computers. After we invented computers we didn’t exploit it much. But now we can and now we will..

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Behavioral Segmentation for Marketing

Almost all things naturally gravitate into groups; people, inventory and most things in the universe.  We’ll save a discussion of managing self-organizing systems for another post.  For now, let’s focus on customer behavior. In the paragraphs below I’ll explain the differences and benefits of using behavioral segmentation over traditional methods and provide examples to illustrate the power of this technique.<..

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GPUs Set to Boost Business Intelligence – Datanami Coverage of Using GPUs for Risk Management

Over the last decade, GPU computing has evolved from a fringe technology to a core element that powers some of the world’s top supercomputers.

Risk Management with Parallelized Algorithms on GPUs

Partha Sen, who works with Fuzzy Logix, will deliver some fodder for the big data, financial services folk who tend to turn out in droves for the GPU conferences (even if they won’t talk to us about the specifics of what they’re working on…ahem). This is probably one ..

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