Data science is a pipeline between academic disciplines

August 16, 2011

Categories: Old News

Source: O’Reilly

We talk a lot about the ways in which data science affects various businesses, organizations, and professions, but how are we actually preparing future data scientists? What training, if any, do university students get in this area? The answer may be obvious if students focus on math, statistics or hard science majors, but what about other disciplines?

I recently spoke with Drew Conway (@drewconway) about data science and academia, particularly in regards to social sciences. Conway, a PhD candidate in political science at New York University, will expand on some of these topics during a session at next month’s Strata Conference in New York.

Our interview follows.

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