Acquia to Acquire Customer Data Platform AgilOne to Deliver More Powerful Customer Experiences based on AI

Unifies customer data from disparate platforms; drives personal experiences across every channel
Acquia announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AgilOne, the leading customer data platform (CDP) for enterprises, to further deliver on its vision of providing open digital experiences.

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How Mark Zuckerberg failed his 2019 personal challenge

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As 2019 dawned and Mark Zuckerberg announced this year’s personal challenge, I suggested it might be time to retire the concept altogether. Zuckerberg’s “challenge,” as he described in a Facebook post, would be to “host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society.

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Four short links: 27 August 2019

Personal Information, Research Data, Massive Lamba Scale, and The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work
Presidio — recognizers for personally identifiable information, assembled into a pipeline that helps you scrub sensitive text such as credit card numbers, names, locations, social security numbers, bitcoin wallets, US phone numbers, and financial data.

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will wolf

RescueTime is “a personal analytics service that shows you how you spend your time [on the computer], and provides tools to help you be more productive.” Personally, I’ve been a RescueTime user since late-January 2016, and while it does ping me guilty for harking back to a dangling Facebook tab in Chrome, I haven’t yet dug much into the data it’s thus-far stored.

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Thoughts on reviewing

During ICML reviews I noticed that my personal take on reviewing is becoming increasingly distinct from my peers. Personally, I want to go to a conference and come away with renewed creativity and productivity. Thus, I like works that are thought provoking, groundbreaking, or particularly innovative; even if the execution is a bit off.

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Graduated Cooper Union, Joining Point72

Some exciting personal news: I’ve (finally) graduated from The Cooper
Union, and I’m joining Point72 Asset
Management as a data scientist/research analyst!
Point72 is an American hedge fund, headquartered in Connecticut. I’ll be based
in New York, working out of their Hudson
Yards offices.
In this next chapter of my life, my professional focuses are:
Keep learning.

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Computational Psychiatry: Combining multiple levels of analysis to understand brain disorders – PhD thesis

I noticed that as my personal website at my former university went down that my PhD thesis could not be found anywhere, so I’m posting it here.
During my PhD I explored how machine learning and computational modeling of the brain can be used to improve our understanding, and diagnostics, of psychiatric illnesses. See this blog post by Siobhan Cronin for her take on the thesis.

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