Monthly Archives: September 2012

Data Mining the National Science Foundation’s Scholarship Program

Fall is in the air.  Undergraduates have returned to their roost.  All this reminds me of the annual trials and tribulations of the scholarship cycles.  One of the particularly memorable ones was the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.  I applied, but ended up on a different NSF grant for my work at NYU. […]

Wolfram Alpha and Social Networks

Stephen Wolfram posted recently on an update to Wolfram Alpha.  You can now type in ‘facebook report’ at the Wolfram Alpha prompt.  The new command displays a whole host of interesting data mining from the information you’ve placed on Facebook over the years. My favorite tidbit?  The clustered network graph of my friends.  Nothing shocking here, but […]