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The right level of abstraction = the right level to model

I think the take away from my last post is that models of systems should aim to model them at the right level of abstraction, where that right level corresponds to the places where there are bottlenecks. 438 more words

Three kinds of knowledge discovery

I’ve always made a distinction between “mainstream” data mining (or knowledge discovery or data analytics) and “adversarial” data mining — they require quite distinct approaches and algorithms. 1,189 more words

Characteristics of an Effective Teacher

Organization, analytical, wisdom, enthusiasm, clarity and dynamic. These are all word that Stanford University uses to define an effective teacher, but I believe that this analysis of teachers may be missing the forest for the trees. 245 more words


Crime in Chicago

The Chicago Police Department makes details of all of its incidents available. For each one, there’s a record describing what kind of incident and crime it was, where it took place (thinly anonymized), and when it happened. 785 more words