The Case for Hard Science in Big Data Analytics

Just a few short years ago, most job descriptions for data science and machine learning positions stipulated the following: “Minimum qualifications: Currently working toward a Ph.D. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, operations research or a related field.” As someone with a background in hard science, I could not help but notice a few glaring…

6 ‘Secrets’ of Data and Analytics

Data and analytics is a multidisciplinary field that uses machine learning, cognitive computing, pattern-recognition and data visualization to learn from big data and empower human decisions. It’s a complicated field and one that many people don’t know much about. Take a look at the six “secrets” behind data and analytics at Walmart. 1. We build…

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