Data Science

Data science uses the newly-available troves of data to create knowledge and make predictions. I am particularly interested in how to combine knowledge from computer science and social science.

Here is a great introduction to machine learning techniques and thinking by Hastie and Tibshirani:

http://www.r-bloggers.com/in-depth-introduction-to-machine-learning-in-1...

And also check out their fantastic, more advanced, book on the subject:

http://statweb.stanford.edu/~tibs/ElemStatLearn/

Also here are some of my favorite data science links that help keep up with (or get a taste for) data science:

Mainly social science: http://fivethirtyeight.com/

More general: http://flowingdata.com/

News on big data: http://www.kdnuggets.com/news/index.html

Finally, here are some resources to keep up with the latest about the tools of machine learning (R, Python):

http://www.r-bloggers.com/

http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/

Fun coding challenges: http://www.codewars.com/dashboard