Marsal Gavaldà, PhD, connects data to human behavior for economic empowerment
Marsal Gavaldà, PhD, heads the machine learning team for the commerce platform at Square, a financial services company that helps facilitate transactions for millions of business owners. Working out of Square’s Atlanta office, Gavaldà pursues automated solutions to a variety of internal operations that revolve around the company’s ethos... Read more
Favorite MOOCs for Data Scientists
I had asked on LinkedIn recently about everyone’s favorite MOOCs in data science. This post started a lot of great discussion around the courses (and course platforms) that people had experience with. Certain courses were mentioned multiple times and were obviously being recommended by the community. Here was the... Read more
5 Signs Your Application Needs Better Reporting and Analytics
Every business needs business intelligence – and to acquire the information that drives decision making on all levels in small and large companies, every business needs an efficient reporting and analytics platform that is capable of keeping up with the changing goals and needs of the company landscape. Business... Read more
Catherine Havasi, PhD, helps computers uncover the quirks of language
Dr. Catherine Havasi has no typical day. She bounces around between technology strategy, product research and development, and constantly talks to customers in an effort to know what path to go down next. As co-founder and chief strategist of Luminoso, an AI-driven company that derives business solutions and insights... Read more
Starting a Data Science Project
I spoke in a Webinar this past Saturday about how to get into Data Science. One of the questions asked was “What does a typical day look like?”  I think there is a big opportunity to explain what really happens before any machine learning takes place for a large... Read more
Why Every Business Should Have a Data Protection Officer
It’s been over a month since the tumultuous installment of GDPR. This marks a sea change for data protection and privacy regulation worldwide. But in contrast to the commotion during the lead-up, the first month of the GDPR era has been mostly silent. Brussels has yet to announce any... Read more
Graduate Programs in Social Data Science to Commence at Oxford and the London School of Economics
This fall, new interdisciplinary master’s programs integrating social sciences and data science will commence at two of the UK’s top universities. Oxford University’s Oxford Internet Institute, a multi-disciplinary center for the study of social and computer sciences, will offer a 1-year MSc in Social Data Science to approximately 25... Read more
Benefits of Data Science Focused Career Fairs
Since the early 2010s, opportunities and positions in the data science field have been considered everything from “in-demand” to “sexy.” LinkedIn’s 2017 Emerging Jobs Report once again confirms this by illustrating how there are 9.8x more machine learning engineers and 6.5x more data scientists today than there were 5 years... Read more
How to Ace the In-Person Data Science Interview
I’ve written previously about my recent data science job hunt, but this article is solely devoted to the in-person interview. That full-day, try to razzle-dazzle em’, cross your fingers and hope you’re well prepared for what gets thrown at you. After attending a ton of these interviews, I’ve found... Read more
Drew Conway, PhD, Founder and CEO at Alluvium, Cofounder of DataKind discusses best practices for building strong data science teams at ODSC East 2018
Key Points: Hiring managers and business leaders often overestimate data scientists’ capabilities, resulting in inefficiencies in the hiring process and poor performance from data science teams The pre-interview process is crucial. It should involve thoughtful contemplation about the role and why it’s needed, and effective phone screens to ensure... Read more
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