How can I become a data scientist?

This needs a considerable amount of thought. Presently almost all programs being offered by universities are post graduate (Master’s) level or certificate courses which presume prerequisites such as fundamentals of computer science, network engineering, programming, and mathematics. ‘Data Science’ is generally considered to be a combination of the following disciplines: 1. Computer Science 2. Statistics … Continue reading How can I become a data scientist?

Great Advice for Data Scientists by Director of Data Science at LinkedIn

Yael Garten, Director of Data Science at LinkedIn, shared the following list of behaviors and qualities that distinguishes exceptional data scientists from the average performers. 1. Request context and envision the answer before you start the work. Average data scientists do what they’re asked and begin building prematurely when often the real question to answer or data product to build is still not understood. … Continue reading Great Advice for Data Scientists by Director of Data Science at LinkedIn

9 Types of Data Scientists

This is an excerpt from the article published by Vincent Granville which can be found at We are now at 9 categories after a few updates. Just like there are a few categories of statisticians (biostatisticians, statisticians, econometricians, operations research specialists, actuaries) or business analysts (marketing-oriented, product-oriented, finance-oriented, etc.) we have different categories of data … Continue reading 9 Types of Data Scientists

The fit for ‘Data Science’

  I was recently having an informal discussion with a colleague at work regarding predictive analytics and the kinds possibilities moving ahead. It was quite interesting as the discussion started moving towards the statistics as a science side of things. He said that it’s not really forecasting when you can never tell something a 100%. … Continue reading The fit for ‘Data Science’

Great Analogy of Machine Learning with Mangoes .. & More

This is an extract of answer provided on Quora on the subject of Machine Learning. How do you explain Machine Learning and Data Mining to non-Computer Science people? Answer 1 Mango Shopping Suppose you go shopping for mangoes one day. The vendor has laid out a cart full of mangoes. You can handpick the mangoes, … Continue reading Great Analogy of Machine Learning with Mangoes .. & More