October 2018

Upcoming Events


Effective Cybersecurity Analytics with Quantum Computing - October 29
Effective cybersecurity analysis requires frequent exploration of graphs of many types and sizes, the computational cost of which can be overwhelming if not carefully chosen. After briefly introducing the D-Wave quantum computing system, we describe an analytic for finding “lateral movement” in an enterprise network, i.e., an intruder or insider threat hopping from system to system to gain access to more information. This analytic depends on maximum independent set, an NP-hard graph kernel whose computational cost grows exponentially with the size of the graph and so has not been widely used in cyber analysis. The growing strength of D-Wave’s quantum computers on such NP-hard problems will enable new analytics. We discuss practicalities of the current implementation and implications of this approach.
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Partner Announcements


AI Conference | April 15–18, 2019 | New York
If you'd like to speak at the Artificial Intelligence Conference in 2019, the call for speakers is now open for AI New York. But hurry the Call for Papers closes October 16th. The AI Conference blends the latest and most promising breakthroughs, exceptional technical content, and a relentless focus on applied AI—this is where the burgeoning AI community comes to learn how to put AI to work for their companies. It's why the 2018 AI Conferences in New York and San Francisco sold out. If you've got a great idea, a compelling case study, a teardown of a successful AI project (or dissection of a failure), or deep technical expertise to share, this is a great opportunity to make your mark.
Apply to speak here.

Accumulo Summit | October 15, 2018 | Columbia
Accumulo Summit 2018 is the fifth annual edition of the premier event for the Apache Accumulo community. This event brings together key industry leaders for a full day of interactive discourse. This event aims to foster and strengthen existing relationships within the Accumulo family and spark new partnerships. Join us at this annual tradition which will be the most impressive collection of Accumulo data scientists, developers, business managers, users and enthusiasts gathered to date. The Summit serves to become a key element to the evolution and growth of Accumulo.
Please register here.

nVidia GPU Technology Conference | October 22-24, 2018 | D.C.
At GTC DC, you can take advantage of great curated content and access to experts from NVIDIA and other leading organizations through training, talks, panels, demos, and exhibits. Explore the latest breakthroughs in self-driving cars, healthcare, HPC, IoT, and more. With 100+ sessions you’ll have an even greater opportunity to explore the hottest topics today. See the full 2018 lineup of topics here.
Data Works MD members can save 25% using the code NVRZUPPERT. Please register here.


Accumulo Summit Free Ticket Raffle
We are happy to offer several free tickets to attend this year's Accumulo Summit. Winners will be emailed on Saturday, October 6th.
To sign up for the raffle, please apply here.

Interested in a New Career?
Are you a cleared software or system engineer, data scientist, analytic developer, or cybersecurity expert interested in learning about new opportunities? Are you a data scientists searching for the right fit?
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Data News

Baltimore startup Atana is building a network that keeps data private — Atana is aiming to create a network where people can share data and search for what they need, with exchanges made via cryptocurrency.
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Open Brewery DB  For those data scientists interested in beer the Open Brewery DB is a free database and API for public information on breweries, cideries, brewpubs, and bottleshops.
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5 Best Data Science Resources That Beginners Can Download For Free  Best free courses available by MIT, CIT, and others.
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