Data Science Falls Into Many Roles

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Data Science Falls Into Many Roles

Data science continues to grow in significance in industry, particularly in industries like software, IT consulting and finance. Last year I shared results from O’Reilly Media’s annual salary survey in this field in Revealing Data Science’s Job Potential. They have just recently released results for their third annual Data Science Salary survey and here are some of their findings.

Over 600 people completed the survey when the questions were opened to anyone, of which the majority (67%) was from the U.S. The data allows a closer look by U.S. regions, particularly California and the Northeast. Additionally 25% were from the Software industry, followed by 10% each for Consulting and for Finance—you can see the salary range breakdown…

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3 Ways Scrappy Entrepreneurs Can Keep Data Scientists on Board and Motivated

These days, there’s a lot being said about big data and the value that comes from properly utilizing it. I’ve written previously about the importance of having a data science team. The next goal is to figure out how to keep those data scientists happy.

Related: Look for These 7 Characteristics Before Hiring a Data Scientist

At The Data Incubator, we’ve spoken to hundreds of companies looking to hire data scientists from our training program. They’ve ranged from large corporations like Capital One and eBay to smaller, nimbler outfits like Betterment, Upstart and Mashable; and all have been eager for suggestions on how to retain their data scientists.

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‘Predictive Policing’ Police Program Banks On Data Mining To Anticipate And Prevent Violent Crime

Computer algorithms use data mining to improve people’s lives in a number of fields, and crime fighting is one of them. Since 2011, a program dubbed “predictive policing” has been helping law enforcement agencies in Britain and the U.S.

This might remind one of Minority Report, a movie where a future society uses psychics to arrest criminals before they commit their illegal actions. The contemporary program of predictive policing is a bit like that, but it involves zero psychics and a lot of statistical data and advanced mathematics.

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