September 2016 | Civis Analytics

Month September 2016

Interpreting and Visualizing Neural Networks for Text Processing

Interpreting and Visualizing Neural Networks for Text Processing

by Michael Heilman

This post was written by Melissa Roemmele. It highlights a project she worked on during her internship with the Data Science R&D department in Summer 2016. Introduction Neural networks have become the go-to approach for text processing tasks, but they are also notorious for their obscurity. Recently, we applied a neural network to the task of predicting numerical ratings for...

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A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 3, Data Sharing

A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 3, Data Sharing

by Ola Topczewska

Over the past few months, a team at Civis led by our CEO, Dan Wagner, has worked on researching and writing a report for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. In this report, we analyzed how cancer research might benefit from better use of data and analytics and provided recommendations around three topic areas: Data infrastructure Data sharing People and...

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A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 2, Data Sharing

A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 2, Data Sharing

by Katie Malone

Over the past few months, we worked on a project that’s a little different from our usual work: researching and writing a report for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. In this report, we analyzed how cancer research might benefit from better use of data and analytics. Our recommendations were organized around three major themes: What kind of computational infrastructure...

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A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 1, Data Infrastructure

A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 1, Data Infrastructure

by Katie Malone

Working at Civis, I’m able to use my PhD both on data science research and development and real world problems. Recently, I teamed up with my colleagues, including our CEO, Dan Wagner, to provide data recommendations for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative (you can read Dan’s thoughts here). Our efforts resulted in a full report that was presented at...

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