Jenna is the community relations manager for datascience@berkeley, UC Berkeley School of Information's online masters in data science. She has a background in anthropology, and worked extensively with SPSS and other relational databases for her thesis. In her free time, she enjoys reading, travel, and blogging about all things science. Follow her on Google+.
From Florence Nightingale’s martial medicine, to John Snow’s cholera map, and right on to today’s public health graphics, data visualization has long been used to get information through “word-proof ears.” Healthcare is a prime area for these techniques, too…
In this TED Talk, Anne Milgram discusses her past role as New Jersey’s attorney general and her quest to use data to understand “who we were arresting, who we were charging, and who we were putting in jail.”
“Data exhaust” is the focal point of Splunk’s business. It includes “byproduct” data from things like GPS, RFID, hypervisor, web servers, email, messaging, clickstreams, mobile, telephony, databases, and more, data that is created simply by the act of running a machine.