Master of Science in Applied Analytics News

Kaiser Fung on Ethics in Data Science

The Associate Program Director and faculty member of the Applied Analytics graduate program points out ethical issues in the world of data science.

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Kaiser Fung on How Drug Companies Can Tweak Data to Their Advantage

Even in this “golden age of data,” it is possible to tweak and manipulate data for one’s own benefits.

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Fraudulent Ad Networks Will Persist, Kaiser Fung Contends

“Spotting and shutting down offending site networks is a bit like playing whack-a-mole. Knock one out, another pops up.”

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Kaiser Fung on the Effectiveness of Anti-Smoking Ads

“If you want to call something an ‘inefficient use of resources,’ we’d prefer you bring some numbers to the table.”

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Are Selfies Deadlier Than Shark Attacks?

Analysts can mislead when they focus on only one aspect of a story, says Associate Program Director Kaiser Fung.

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What Popular Baby Names Teach Us About Data Analytics

A new approach to mining the baby names dataset exemplifies the best application of data analytics, says Kaiser Fung, Associate Program Director of Columbia’s Applied Analytics Master’s Program.

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Sharing Real-Time Data to Transform Decision-Making

Procter & Gamble gets a handle on its data with an in-house visualization tool, Business Sphere.

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