“Too Lazy”: Episode 3 with Dirk Brockmann

This episode’s guest is Dirk Brockmann. Dirk is a physicist and complex systems researcher. He’s a professor at the Department of Biology, Humboldt University of Berlin and the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin. Berfore returning to his native Germany, he was a professor at Northwestern University. Dirk is a man of many talents. His academic work… Continue reading “Too Lazy”: Episode 3 with Dirk Brockmann

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Big data vs the right data: Thoughts on a recently competed trilogy

London 2012 olympics 100m final start. Image by Darren Wilkinson from Chester-le-Street, England CC BY-SA 2.0

Along with a superb group of coauthors (Andreas Bjerre-Nielsen, Valentin Kassarnig, and David Dreyer Lassen), I recently published Task-specific information outperforms surveillance-style big data in predictive analytics in PNAS. I am very excited about this paper, which is the conclusion to our trilogy of “learning analytics” papers, based on the Copenhagen Networks Study (CNS) dataset.… Continue reading Big data vs the right data: Thoughts on a recently competed trilogy

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