Bagging [Breiman, 96] and its variants is one of the most popular methods in aggregating classifiers and regressors. Its original analysis assumes that the bootstraps are built from an unlimited, inde-pendent source of samples. In the real world this analysis fails because there is a limited number of training samples.
This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of all Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree candidates of the Class of 2015 in Columbia Engineering. Students names are read as they process across the stage and receive a class pin. Student life, academic, and alumni awards and prizes are conferred to students.
To celebrate its rich history of discovery and innovation through the years, Columbia Engineering is hosting a thought-provoking symposium—Columbia's Engineering Renaissance: Foundation for the Future—on Friday, November 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Roone Arledge Auditorium.
As part of CU's Personalized Medicine Initiative
Big Data and Precision Medicine
November 20, 4pm - 6:30pm
8th floor of Irving Cancer Center
Faculty facilitators: David Madigan, George Hripcsak and Noemie Elhadad
Mozilla is hosting a panel discussion on how to perform User Personalization while maintaining a user's privacy; covering the technical, ethical and philosophical aspects of the topic.
On June 16, 2014, CUSP will host a workshop in New York City to discuss the forthcoming book, Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement. The book, edited by Julia Lane, Victoria Stodden, Stefan Bender, and Helen Nissenbaum, will be published by Cambridge University Press.
Privacy concerns over the use of big data for commercial or intelligence purposes are much discussed, yet big data can also be harnessed to serve the public good. Federal, state, and local governments can better use their data to improve services and reduce taxpayer costs; scientists can use new forms of data to do research that improves people’s lives; and non-profit organizations can use information to advocate for public causes. Concern over privacy and confidentiality issues must be addressed to enable the realization of these beneficial uses of big data.
For more information including free registration link, see: http://cusp.nyu.edu/event-registration/?ee=44
QMSS has been in talks with the Fire Department of New York to collaborate on Data Exploration events. The FDNY is hosting a small data event in early June as proof-of-concept for hosting future events as well as to solicit feedback on a planned data release in Jan 2015. Participants will be recognized for their contributions to the Open Data Initiative.
Columbia will be contributing a team of ~5 participants who will attend the event along with teams from NYU, the FDNY, Mayor's Office of Operations and several other city agencies.
What all inventors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about design patents. Given the recent increase of litigation between companies over design patents, there is far more interest but little knowledge behind design patents. While many individuals and organizations seek protection for their ideas with utility patents, protection of industrial designs is becoming necessary. Come join us to learn more.
Join Professor Greg Wawro and the Robert Dessau CEO/Founder of the Voxgov (http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio10644965) database for discussion on compiling and presenting government data.
The event will be held on May 1, from
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm, in Hamilton Hall Room 602.
The Data Science Institute hosted a Town Hall event on Monday, March 31st, 2014. The event was held on the Columbia University Morningside Heights campus in Room 412, Davis Auditorium.