MIT and Esme Learning Launch Two New Online Courses in Data Strategy, Smart Mobility

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Esme Learning and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have expanded their collaboration in online executive education with two new six-week courses: Data Strategy: Leverage AI for Business and Smart Mobility: The Future of Transportation Tech & Sustainable Cities.

Successful course participants for both courses will receive a certificate issued by the MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P).

“The next 50 years will bring about profound change in many fields, and working professionals will need to reskill and upskill to prepare for jobs of the future,” said Beth Porter, co-founder and managing director at Esme Learning. “Esme Learning and MIT identified two key industries – mobility and data – as the next to face rapid growth. Our collaboration ensures that working professionals in these industries can easily upskill with help from industry-leading guest speakers in an immersive learning environment.”

“Esme Learning’s courses are

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Cassava Sciences Responds to Allegations that Data is Manipulated and “Defies Logic”

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Alzheimer’s drug developer Cassava Sciences found its stock down by 19% in pre-market trading Wednesday morning, following allegations against the quality and integrity of its preclinical and clinical data made in a citizen petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The petition was posted on Monday by shareholder rights law firm Labaton Sucharow.  

Texas-based Cassava, whose mission is to develop innovative treatments for neurodegenerative conditions, is developing simufilam, an investigational small molecule drug that aims to restore the normal shape and function of altered scaffolding protein, filamin A (FLNA), in the brain.

Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of the whistleblower representation practice at Labaton Sucharow, requested that federal regulators put a halt to Cassava’s clinical trials, suggesting that some of the company’s results appeared to show signs of data manipulation.

“This report raises concerns about the quality and integrity of the laboratory-based studies surrounding this drug candidate,” the

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Swish Data Closes Five Year, $43 Million Contract to Provide the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs With Artificial Intelligence Operations Solution

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Swish Data Corporation (Swish), a trusted Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and HUBZone-certified small business provider of technology solutions and engineering services to the U.S. federal government, announced that the company has been awarded a five-year, $43 million contract to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an artificial intelligence operations (AIOps) solution, professional services and training.

The VA required a solution to monitor the operating status of all Veteran’s Affairs Enterprise Cloud (VAEC) cloud services, containers, virtual machines and physical infrastructure and automate IT operations. In pursuit of this contract, Swish partnered with ScienceLogic to deliver their market leading, context-infused, AIOps platform.

“VA needed real-time monitoring and automation to discover, monitor, diagnose and fix infrastructure issues in the VAEC,” stated Dave Catanoso, director of the Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office at VA. “ScienceLogic has a great solution to deliver these advanced capabilities.”

ScienceLogic also has the advantage

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New data science platform speeds up Python queries — ScienceDaily

Researchers from Brown University and MIT have developed a new data science framework that allows users to process data with the programming language Python — without paying the “performance tax” normally associated with a user-friendly language.

The new framework, called Tuplex, is able to process data queries written in Python up to 90 times faster than industry-standard data systems like Apache Spark or Dask. The research team unveiled the system in research presented at SIGMOD 2021, a premier data processing conference, and have made the software freely available to all.

“Python is the primary programming language used by people doing data science,” said Malte Schwarzkopf, an assistant professor of computer science at Brown and one of the developers of Tuplex. “That makes a lot of sense. Python is widely taught in universities, and it’s an easy language to get started with. But when it comes to data science, there’s a

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