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Interview in Forbes: What is a Data Scientist?

November 1st, 2011 · No Comments · General

Dan Woods has been interviewing a variety of folks to answer the question: “What is a data scientist?“, and I had the honor to participate in his series.

Here is a teaser of my interview:

Above all, a data scientist needs to be able to derive robust conclusions from data. But a data scientist also needs to possess creativity and strong communication skills. Creativity drives the process of hypothesis generation, i.e., picking the right problems to solve that will create value for users and drive business decisions.

Read the rest on And thanks to Drew Conway for the awesome data science Venn diagram above.

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