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Data Mining Helps Crack Murder Cases

This article describes some of the difficulties encountered when trying to collate murder statistics to identify clusters of unsolved murders that might be related. It also points out the tremendous potential available when those obstacles are overcome. Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm – [bloomberg.com] We’re in a moment when, after decades of decreases nationally […]

timeline of information theory

Information theory was founded by Claude Shannon in 1948 with an article he wrote that was published in the Bell System (Labs) Technical Journal. The article dealt with the mathematical engineering process involved in transmitting information over noisy connections. Shannon defined the unpredictability of information as “entropy” and applied statistical analysis techniques similar to those […]

1700 – Bernoulli – bio

Daniel Bernoulli was born in 1700 in the Netherlands and became a mathematician known for his work with fluid dynamics and probability and statistics. In fluid mechanics, “Bernoulli’s Principle” describes the relationships involved amongst fluid speed, pressure differential and potential energy. PRECURSOR: 1627 – Boyle 1642 – Newton 1646 – Leibniz 1662 – Boyle’s law […]