Tag Archive for data science

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…

7 Out-of-the-Box Strategies for Keeping Data Scientists

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by Angela Guess Writing for TechRepublic, John Weathington recently commented, “The acronym MTBOO (Mean Time Between Other Offers) was tossed around a few years ago, and it’s a somewhat tongue-in-cheek derivative of the better-known MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) that characterizes the overpaid darlings of the high-tech industry who change jobs as often as they…

NASA, Data Science, and Gender Diversity

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by Angela Guess João-Pierre S. Ruth recently wrote for Xconomy, “Space exploration could launch more diversity in the technology scene. Over the weekend, NASA held its annual International Space Apps Challenge, a hackathon that encourages the development of new ideas that relate to the space agency’s mission. Once again, New York was the global headquarters…

10 Tech Podcasts Worth Adding to Your Playlist

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet recently wrote for Venture Beat, “Don’t ever say there’s nothing good on. There’s a whole lot of podcasts about technology. The New & Noteworthy collection of tech podcasts on iTunes holds 2,000 of them. And some really are worth your attention. Podcasts first popped up nearly a decade ago, following…

When Automated Decision-Making Needs Human Oversight

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of The New York Times recently wrote, “Armies of the finest minds in computer science have dedicated themselves to improving the odds of making a sale… This automated decision-making is designed to take the human out of the equation, but it is an all-too-human impulse to want someone looking over…

3 Recent Books For Aspiring Data Scientists and Non-Data Execs

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Gil Press recently wrote, “Now that most of the hype around big data has died down, overtaken by the buzz over the Internet of Things, we are sometimes treated to serious discussions of the state-of-the-art (or science, for that matter) in data analysis. If you are planning a career as…