Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of services and products advertising automation of machine learning. Data Robot and H2O.ai offer platforms that allow the creation of machine learning algorithms in point-and-click interfaces. They’ll even do the feature engineering for you! This functionality, or something like it, is …read more
Since I wrote a review of my experience with The Data Incubator bootcamp, a lot of people have reached out in one way or another wondering if they should bother with a data science bootcamp. Many people interpreted my review as very negative. To be clear, I do think there …read more
Lately I’ve read a lot of attempts at defining data scientist and differentiating it from other data-centric roles. The terms ‘data scientist’, ‘data analyst’, and ‘data engineer’ are obviously interrelated. But recently I’ve seen some weird definitions of them.
Let me make clear that this isn’t just …read more
I've recently written a couple of guest blog posts about data science in the healthcare space.
The first is a pretty general article about some of the challenges and opportunities for data science and predictive analytics in healthcare. You can find it here.
The second one is about the importance …read more
Ever since I've started writing about my transition from academia to industry (both my reasons for leaving and what I think about the transition in retrospect), I've started receiving a lot of requests for advice on making that transition. Sometimes these requests come from former peers, former professors looking to …read more
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