Category Archives: Learn Data Science

This is a category for all things related to learning data science.

What is a Data Scientist?

A nice short and sweet video about what a data scientist is. Josh Wills of Cloudera defines a data scientist as follows:

Person who is better at statistics than any software engineer and better at software engineering than any statistician.

I would say that definition is pretty good.


Real-Time Machine Learning for Industry

Michael Cutler, cofounder of TUMRA, gave a nice talk to the University of Oxford Computer Science Department. The following quote from his talk sums up his idea.

Given a choice between a “best guess” now, and a “marginally better” answer later, I’d take the best guess every time.

Many times, academic people focus a lot of attention on improving the accuracy of an algorithm, when the resulting solution is too slow for industrial purposes.

reference: TUMRA Blog