Data Scientist Series
Ready for a data scientist? Get advice from the experts.
For an introduction to this topic, we turned down the road (literally) to Dr. Michael Rappa, founder of the Institute of Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University. This was the first university in the US to offer a Master of Science in Analytics, and it has evolved to offer specific training for students interested in becoming data scientists. (There are now there are more than 60 other similar programs in the US as well as many others around the world.) Rappa gave us his take on the increasing number of data scientists’ jobs – he sees it as a trend that will continue. He also shares his opinion on what makes data scientists different from other types of analysts, statisticians and data miners. He provides advice for those looking to hire data scientists, and he has lots of ideas for those seeking a successful career path in that field.
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