http://bigdata-madesimple.com/4-critical-big-data-developments-to-prepare-for-in-2018/

# Making simple map with R

Some instructional guide on making simple map with R can be found at

https://eriqande.github.io/rep-res-eeb-2017/map-making-in-R.html

http://www.milanor.net/blog/maps-in-r-plotting-data-points-on-a-map/

http://www.molecularecologist.com/2012/09/making-maps-with-r/

# Data Science Programs

In the hype of Big Data Analytics and Data Science, how many college programs have been created in the past few years to meet the end market demand workforce? Is your school catching up with the trend of education?

To get some idea of the list of programs, one can visit the following webpages:

- Discover Data Science sponsored by UC Berkeley at: https://discoverdatascience.com/
- Graduate Programs of Big Data at https://whatsthebigdata.com/2012/08/09/graduate-programs-in-big-data-and-data-science/
- Online MS in Data Science at http://www.mastersindatascience.org/schools/23-great-schools-with-masters-programs-in-data-science/
- Best Big Data Graduate Programs at http://www.valuecolleges.com/rankings/best-big-data-graduate-programs/
- Top Big Data & Analytics Graduate Programs at https://www.betterbuys.com/bi/big-data-analytics-programs
- MS in Data Science at http://www.mastersindatascience.org/schools/

# BD Hubs

The US NSF funded four regional BD Innovation Hubs hosted by Georgia Tech and NC-Chapel Hill. The detail information can be found at

Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub: midwestbigdatahub.org

Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub: nebigdatahub.org

South Big Data Hub: southbigdatahub.org

West Big Data Hub: westbigdatahub.org

# Doing Data Science

Here is a brief book review on a book entitled “Doing Data Science”. A book review on doing data science

# Introduction to Data Science

Here is a list of online courses for Introduction to Data Science:

# 50 years of data science

Is “Data Analysis” science? Is “Data Science” new? To find answers for the two questions, please read the article by Professor David Donoho from Stanford University at http://courses.csail.mit.edu/18.337/2015/docs/50YearsDataScience.pdf.

# Stat 101

In this big data age, everyone is required to have some data sense. Statistics as a science of data, becomes more and more important nowadays. Harvard’s Statistics 101 is a good starting point.