Category Archives: Booz Allen
At Booz Allen, we’re committed to applying data science and advanced analytics to not only solve our clients’ toughest challenges, but also to address problems facing society at large. And because data science is about asking the tough questions no one has previously considered, we think about problems like: Read More
At Booz Allen, we’re committed to making the power of analytics tangible and accessible for a new generation of citizen data scientists. In support of that mission, our Sailfish team headed to Grapevine, Texas, from March 6-9 to attend the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit.
As the third Data Science Bowl focuses on early detection of lung cancer using patient scans, researchers at Stanford University recently developed an algorithm to detect skin cancer from photographs. This algorithm, which matches the performance of dermatologists when diagnosing skin lesions, could have a significant effect on remote diagnosis, especially given the team’s goal of adapting it for use on a smartphone. Read more on Stanford News about how a “Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer.”
My life has been surround by this disease for the past 20 years. In 1997, my brother was diagnosed with rare type of cancer called renal medullary carcinoma. He passed away at 35 years old, leaving behind a wife and two sons ages 3 and 5. They will never know how wonderful their father was. To this day, there is no cure for this cancer. Read More
Graphic by Marc Smith, Director, Social Media Research Foundation
The Data Science Bowl is dedicated to using the power of data to solve the world’s most difficult challenges. But we know that uncovering breakthroughs is impossible alone.
In that spirit, on Thursday, January 26, the Data Science Bowl hosted a Twitter chat for the community of problem-solvers dedicated to thinking bigger, asking the right questions, and this year, ending lung cancer as we know it. Read More
Hey there! My name is Katherine Larson and I joined on as a Data Scientist in July 2016, though I had been interning with the firm since 2014. Since my first internship with Booz Allen, it’s been embedded in my head that data is the key to everything. All the trends in the data hold meaning, but it’s up to us to discover what that meaning is through data science techniques. Read More
Vegetarians don’t understand what I am about to tell you. I know they like to tell you that veggie-burgers can be just as good; but anyone with a true addiction to the great North American bovine knows it is simply false. So here it goes: my father has not had a cheeseburger in 18 months. On the law of averages in this country that would make him a carnivorous outlier. But Bernie is no ordinary carnivore. Dad is a man who enjoys his burgers so much that a table of raucous companions would come to silence on the rare occasion he would order any another dish at a restaurant. But he has not had a burger in 18 months. The sad fact is that cancer not only takes the people we love, it can also take a way of life. Read More
That’s why, in 2015, the office of the Vice President announced the Cancer Moonshot. It’s an audacious effort to make a decade’s worth of progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in just five years.
Beginning today, the 2017 Data Science Bowl will pursue one of the Cancer Moonshot’s key goals: unleashing the power of data against this deadly disease. Presented by Booz Allen and Kaggle, the competition will convene the data science and medical communities to develop cancer detection algorithms, and help end the disease as we know it. Read More
“Kelly has cancer,” my dad said softly.
Knees weak, I sat down on the bed. I didn’t know if my sister was going to live. And, despite us having spent decades doing everything together, she’d have to fight this battle on her own. I’m not the only one who’s heard that kind of call. The moment I experienced was not singular to me, it is one that is repeated over 12.7 million times each year – with over half of those ultimately not surviving. Read More