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Watch-outs. 50. Big data analytics continuum, Disruptive approaches to drug discovery, Time resolved Raman spectroscopy for combusion studies
Filed under: Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 4:43 pm

SOURCE  “Performed Predictive Analytics and
Analytic queries on big data
,” Intel White Paper
Parviz Peiravi, Ajay Chandramouly, Chandhu
Yallaand Moty Fania.
Future Business conditions are predicted using
an analytics continuum model of increasing
complexity and resulting value.  This alone is
worth reading and learning how the data can be
queried.
Living by numbers alone reportedly does not work,
however.  F. Salmon, Wired, Jan. 2014, p. 27-33.
“Numbed by Numbers: Why quants don’t know
everything.”

SOURCE  SLAS ELN, “Disuptive technologies poised
to transform drug discovery”.
Open sourced 3d printing to emulate vascular structures,
fluorescing cells with clear membranes reveal drug interactions,
miniaturized spectral and mass spectral instruments
and other “disruptive innovations” are highlighted in
ELN briefs showing remarkable applications of
technologies to lead to improved therapies.
January meeting live streamed content.

SOURCE  J, J. Kojima and M. Shah, “Time Resolved
Raman scattering Spectroscopy facilitates combustion
research”
, Photonics Spectra Dec. 2013 p. 32-5.
Using a newly developed detector gating and wider dynamic
range subsystems flame instabilities can be captured
and studied in many propulsion applications.

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Year End Highlights
Filed under: Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 4:12 pm

Most of the readers or browsers of this blog are tuned to
careers in technical disciplines– chemistry, and its affiliated
sciences and engineering, physics, biology and physical
sciences and medically and material sciences.  Much of
the blog’s attention addresses
 - mainline job hunting skills and trends,
 - public relations documents (CV’s, resumes,
cover letters, research summaries, research proposals,
list of publications, list of references and the like)
 - interviewing and its continuum before, during and after
formal interviews,
 - decision processes and thinking.

This year in addition to these topics we have ventured
into a series of wise skills, which differentiates highly
qualified candidates from those who eventually receive
job offers.
  intentional attention
  NOW to overcome procrastination
  audience analysis, key to delivering an impactful presentation
  mentors and board members for start-ups.
  committed networking

We continued to delve deeply into the nuances of INTERVIEWS
since after all this is usually where our performance bears
on the hiring decision.  As situations arose during the year
on various parts of the interviewing continuum and its zeroth
level
, the personal self assessment, topics included were:
  mock interviews
  interviewing “red flags
  business interview apparel
  screening interview questions
  academic interviews
 
Several career and job trends were highlighted, including:
  interdisciplinary areas
  marketing strategies
  job growth areas
  Job descriptions
  Internet presence
  job search approaches

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