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Cybera uses data science to support green tech solutions

Cybera’s data science team is partnering with CMC Research Institutes on a project to mitigate the impacts of man-made climate change. CMC Research Institutes is an Alberta-based, not-for-profit research organization that investigates technologies that can reduce carbon emissions in large-scale industries, including the energy sector. Over the course of four weeks, Cybera’s data scientists will …

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New Canadian data mining tool analyzes how public submissions affect regulatory decisions

When the CRTC sought submissions to its 2015 consultation on “Basic Telecommunications Services,” thousands of people offered their opinions on what the future of Canada’s internet should look like. For the first time ever, these submissions have been made searchable via a single, simple-to-use platform, and a surprisingly varied narrative of struggles and concerns has …

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New Board Members Bring K-12 Education, Business Analytics Experience to Cybera

While Cybera continues to expand its role in the public sector as Alberta’s not-for-profit technology accelerator, its newest board members promise to reinforce efforts to improve internet connectivity and the reach of data science in the province. At its November AGM, Cybera elected two new board members: Brenda MacDonald, Deputy Superintendent of Clearview Public Schools, …

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Making it… thunder? Notes from the inaugural JupyterCon

UC Berkeley’s Introduction To Data Science course has just become its fastest growing course – ever. The class has 1,200 students enrolled, representing more than 60 different majors. Under the hood of the course? Jupyter notebooks, used to power the interactive textbook students are using to learn concepts of programming and data science. Classes there …

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Astronomers Use Cybera’s Rapid Access Cloud To Find ‘Very Unusual’ Star System

Adapted from the University of Alberta press release This graphic features an artist’s impression of the extraordinarily close stellar pairing, known as X9. Photo credit: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Astronomers from the University of Alberta have found evidence of a star that orbits around a black hole every 28 minutes. This could be the …

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Data Science – So Hot Right Now!

Last month’s Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) started with some hands-on problem solving for attendees to mull over: How long will it take 3,000 people  to filter through one registration desk, given there are four possible streams they could register through, sorted alphabetically by last name? You might be tempted to reference last year’s registration …

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