Tag Archive for data science

Predictions for Data Science Over the Coming Years

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by Angela Guess Michael Natusch recently wrote for IT Pro Portal, “This year we can expect to see the data storage and data science landscapes mature, break our trust, and surprise us. Last year was a big year for big data, and enterprises are increasingly showcasing more production uses of Hadoop, demonstrating more successes with…

Taking the Time to Test and Re-Test Your Data Science

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by Angela Guess Writing for IT Pro Portal, Henrik Nordmark recently noted, “Data science only has value if the insights that are gained are accurate and the right action is taken. Making the wrong assumptions, mistaking correlation for causation or becoming the victim of confoundedness (more on that later), will send a business down the…

Naive Bayes: Letting Your Data Science Be Imperfect

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by Angela Guess John Weathington recently wrote for TechRepublic, “The quest for perfection often gets in the way of success. For example, Coca-Cola wasted millions on New Coke when the Old Coke was just fine. It might surprise you to learn that a frequently used data science technique can serve as a good reminder for…

7 Steps for Getting a Handle on Your Data Science Strategy

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by Angela Guess GCN.com recently wrote, “Data scientists and chief data officers are the hot hire these days, and government agencies at all levels are working to get more out of their rapidly growing troves of data.   Determining how to approach all that data, however, can be daunting. For agencies that don’t have DJ Patil…

Insights for Women In Data Science Careers

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by Angela Guess Jon Reed recently wrote for Diginomica, “While adding videos to my data science and analytics talks playlist, I came across a very interesting replay from a Berkeley ISchool event in September 2014 – a data science panel comprised entirely of women active in the field. I was surprised that I couldn’t find a…

Data Scientists Salaries Rose 8% Last Year

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by Angela Guess Writing for The New York Times, Steve Lohr recently noted, “The outlook for data scientists: less hype, more hiring. The exuberance surrounding big data has passed its peak and is trending down, the technology research firm Gartner declared last August in its annual ‘hype cycle’ report on perceptions of technology. Perhaps, but…

4 Ways to Build and Mentor Your Data Scientist Teams

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by Angela Guess Joe Panettieri recently wrote for Information Management, “Companies that have ‘data scientist’ roles in their organizations are far more likely to succeed with analytics and data-driven decisions, new research from MIT and SAS states. Here are four ways to build and mentor that talent base, according to new research. At first glance,…

Graduate Programs Hustling to Fill the Data Science Skills Gap

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by Angela Guess George Leopold recently wrote for Datanami, “Graduate programs in data science are popping up across the country—some of them offered online—while some universities are elevating the status of their data science programs within computer science programs and backing these efforts with major investments… Indeed, the dearth of qualified data scientists has prompted…

3 Qualities of Great Data Scientists

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by Angela Guess Hui Wang of PayPal recently wrote in VentureBeat, “With a growing demand for efficiency and accuracy, comes a growing demand for stellar data scientists. In fact, as of March 2015, there are over 60,000 job postings for data scientists on LinkedIn, and over 250,000 people listing data science as their profession. From…