Data Science

Cybera data science consultation opens up opportunities for carbon capture and storage

Earlier this year, Cybera’s data science team ran a month-long partnership with carbon, capture, storage and utilization company, CMC Research Institutes. Our objective was to help investigate their carbon injection data, which they had been collecting for about a year. The overall goal was to improve the efficiency of their facility, and mitigate any well …

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Data Science for Albertans – The How’s and Why’s of Data Science for Alberta Businesses

In this introductory session, the data science team at Cybera will provide you with an overview into data science, talk about how you can apply it in your area of expertise, share resources that you can leverage, and discuss what you may need to start your own data science project. We’ll also share success stories from Alberta organizations currently using data science and provide “real world” examples of how this practice can be applied.

“Rage Against the Machine [Learning]” Hockey vs. Data Science

A strong understanding of math is one skill commonly needed to be a successful data scientist. Some of the most successful data scientists have a vast array of mathematical skills they can use — along with programming expertise — to run a data science project.  Often when Cyberans discuss machine learning and data science with …

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Data science industry fellowship helps Albertans gain real-world experience

Cybera, in partnership with Alberta Innovates, has resumed its Data Science Industry Fellowships that was successfully piloted in 2019. The program, which commenced today, helps emerging data scientists (fellows) gain employment opportunities by providing them with real-world data science experience. In parallel, the fellowships support Alberta-based organizations in adopting data science projects that will help …

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Alberta Innovates and Cybera team up to offer a Data Science Fellowship program

This summer, Alberta Innovates and Cybera will be offering a Data Science Fellowship program to interested Albertans. This is an opportunity for budding data scientists to gain real-world experience with local companies. The program will run in stages throughout 2020, with the first intake group starting in August 2020. How will it work? A team of …

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Improving access to clean water around the world through machine learning

In 2018, Cybera’s Data Science for Albertans team partnered with local startup Synauta on a two-week pilot. At the time, founder Dr. Mike Dixon shared an office space with Cybera, and we learned about his new company over conversations in the shared kitchen. We jointly realized there was an opportunity to trial the use of …

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Cybera and Alberta Innovates team up on COVID-19 hackathon

COVID-19 is a global pandemic, and “flattening the curve” is a critical approach for slowing the spread of the disease. Alberta Innovates, together with Cybera, are holding a virtual open data science hackathon from April 10 to May 8. The goal is to: Build data driven insights into “flattening the curve” of COVID-19 infections Map …

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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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Cybera Wraps Up Data Science Industry Fellowships

After weeks of collaboration, Cybera is pleased to announce the completion of the first round of the Data Science for Albertans Fellowship program. Simultaneous wrap-up demonstrations of the completed data science projects were held on Friday, August 30, at campuses in Calgary and Edmonton. For the past four weeks, Cybera, with support from Western Economic …

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Cybera helps oil and gas workers find a new start in data science

When Cybera launched its Data Science Industry Fellowship program, we were amazed by how oversubscribed it quickly became. We expected many post-secondary students or recent grads to apply for the program, which was certainly the case for most of the applicants from Edmonton. What stood out in Calgary was the number of individuals re-tooling their …

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How Cybera is helping emerging data scientists and adding value for businesses

When you last went to Tim Hortons, you might have used their new app to get one step closer to a free coffee. The app allows consumers to digitally pay for their purchases, or redeem a coupon, in return for the chance to earn a free drink. To you, there was value in using a …

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Free data science mentorship program will help bolster Alberta businesses

Today, Cybera launched the Data Science for Albertans Industry Fellowship program. This program will help small-to-medium sized businesses tackle industry problems by pairing them with emerging data scientists who are looking for in-the-field experience. The four-week industry fellowships, which are being run with support from the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), bring together six companies …

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Building a realtor recommendation tool with the help of data science

In the fiercely competitive property market, “location, location, location” is not the only factor that influences success. Having the right realtor can also make the difference between a big gain or a big loss (or a long sell time versus a short sell time). Like many other industries, real estate covers a broad range of …

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Media Advisory: Data Science For Entrepreneurs Press Event Wednesday March 20

Experts from Cybera, Alberta’s not-for-profit technology agency, will demonstrate to media and workshop participants some foundational skills in data science (in this case, how to utilize data science, machine learning and natural language processing techniques to harvest Twitter for new business leads).