In a policy statement issued today, the American Statistical Association (ASA) stated statistics is “foundational to data science”—along with database management and distributed and parallel systems—and its use in this emerging field empowers researchers to extract knowledge and obtain better results from Big Data and other analytics projects.
I recently caught up with Michael O’Connell who is Chief Data Scientist at TIBCO, a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, to talk about the flourishing career outlook, demand and job security that a career in data science and business analytics are bringing to the higher education community.
I was happy to receive a review copy of book employing a very unique approach for teaching mathematics, “The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra,” published by No Starch Press. This is a comic book, perfect for new data scientists! The book is great for newbies because it clearly spells out each minute step in performing calculations involving vectors, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, kernels, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.