Tag Archives: big data

Expensive Academic Conferences – the case of ICDM

I was recently thinking of attending IEEE ICDM 2018 (International Conference on Data Mining) in Singapore, next month. It is a top 5 data mining conference. According to my schedule, I could attend it for 2 days, and since Singapore is close to China, it … Continue reading

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Skills needed for a data scientists? (comments on the HBR article)

Recently, I have read an article of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) website about data sciences skills for businesses. This article proposes to categorize skills related to data on a 2×2 matrix where skills are labelled as useful VS not useful, and … Continue reading

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Report about the DEXA 2018 and DAWAK 2018 conferences

This week, I am attending the DEXA 2018 (29th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications) and the DAWAK 2018 (20th Intern. Conf. on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery) conferences from the 3rd to 6th September in Regensburg, Germany. Those two conferences are well established European conferences dedicated mainly to research on database and data mining. These conferences are always collocated. … Continue reading

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Report about the KDD 2018 conference

This week, I am participating to the KDD 2018 ( 24th ACM SIGKDD Intern. Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining), in London, UK from the 19th to 23rd August 2018. The KDD conference is an international conference, established 24 years ago. It is the top conference in the field of data mining / … Continue reading

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The future of pattern mining

In this blog post, I will talk about the future of research on pattern mining. I will also discuss some lessons learnt from the decades of research in this field and talk about research opportunities. What is the state of research on pattern mining? Over the last … Continue reading

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An interview with P. Fournier-Viger about AI and data mining

I recently was interviewed by Djavan de Clercq, a graduate student from Tsinghua University, working on Machine Learning and Optimization. The interview can be read here (on LinkedIn).   I answer ten questions related to data mining and AI research. —-Philippe Fournier-Viger is a professor of Computer Science and also the founder of the open-source data mining software SPMF, offering … Continue reading

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PAKDD 2018 Conference (a brief report)

In this blog post, I will discuss the PAKDD 2018 conference (Pacific Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining), in Melbourne Australia, from the 3rd June to the 6th June 2018. About the PAKDD conference PAKDD is an important conference in the data science / data mining research community, mainly attended by researchers from … Continue reading

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China International BigData Industry Expo 2018 (a brief report)

This week I have attended the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2018 in Guiyang, China. I will describe this event and some of the key things that I have observed so far. What is the China International Big Data Industry Expo? It is an international event targeted toward the industry and focused on big data, which is aimed … Continue reading

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The PAKDD 2017 conference (a brief report)

This week, I have attended the PAKDD 2017 conference in Jeju Island, South Korea, this week, from the 23 to 26th May.  PAKDD is the top data mining conference for the asia-pacific region. It is held every year in a different pacific-asian country. In this blog post, I will write a brief report about … Continue reading

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This is why you should visualize your data!

In the data science and data mining communities, several practitioners are applying various algorithms on data, without attempting to visualize the data.  This is a big mistake because sometimes, visualizing the data greatly helps to understand the data. Some phenomena are obvious when visualizing the data. In this blog post, I will give a few … Continue reading

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