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How to detect bank loan fraud with graphs : part 2

Last week we saw the sophisticated schemes criminals use to defraud banks. The TL;DR version of this is : criminals create fake identities, ask banks for loans and disappear with the money. By going through the techniques used by criminals we identified the graph challenge they face : creating and managing a network of identities […]

How to detect bank loan fraud with graphs : part 1

Everyday bank and insurance companies are victims of fraud. Criminal target them, open accounts, ask for loans and credit cards…and some day disappear. Eventually, banks have to write off the money loaned to fraudsters. It is estimated that in Canada alone, the cost of this fraud scheme is around $1B per year. We are going […]

The most innovative startups at Big Data Paris 2014

Interest for big data is growing rapidly in France. Last week’s Big Data Paris conference was a good testimony of that. We were present and would like to share a quick recap of the most interesting French start-ups we saw there. BIME What do they do : BIME is a SAAS business intelligence solution. BIME […]

Browse the Facebook social graph in Oculus Rift with Linkurious

We are excited to announce Linkurious Rift, the virtual reality browser for the Facebook social graph. Virtual reality worlds will soon become a Web powered by social links and we face new challenges to navigate in this cyberspace. Oculus Rift is the platform that will lead to this human and technological revolution, backed by Facebook […]

Graph Viz 101: visual representation of graphs

Graph Viz 101 is a series of posts to teach the basics of graph visualization, written by Sébastien Heymann in collaboration with Bénédicte Le Grand of Université de Paris 1. This is our third post, please discuss it below! In this blog post we provide a short introduction to the most common ways to represent […]