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Data science is one of the fastest growing industries and has been called the ‘Sexiest job of the 21st Century’. But what exactly is data science? In this podcast, brought to you by DataCamp, Hugo Bowne-Anderson approaches the question by exploring what problems data science can solve rather than defining what data science is. From automated medical diagnosis and self-driving cars to recommendation systems and climate change, come on a journey with experts from industry and academia to explore the industry that will change the course of the 21st century.

Data science is one of the fastest growing industries and has been called the ‘Sexiest job of the 21st Century’. But what exactly is data science? In this podcast, brought to you by DataCamp, Hugo Bowne-Anderson approaches the question by exploring what problems data science can solve rather than defining what data science is. From automated medical diagnosis and self-driving cars to recommendation systems and climate change, come on a journey with experts from industry and academia to explore the industry that will change the course of the 21st century.
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Data science is one of the fastest growing industries and has been called the ‘Sexiest job of the 21st Century’. But what exactly is data science? In this podcast, brought to you by DataCamp, Hugo Bowne-Anderson approaches the question by exploring what problems data science can solve rather than defining what data science is. From automated medical diagnosis and self-driving cars to recommendation systems and climate change, come on a journey with experts from industry and academia to explore the industry that will change the course of the 21st century.

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Episodes

#41 Uncertainty in Data Science

9/24/2018
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Hugo speaks with Allen Downey about uncertainty in data science. Allen is a professor of Computer Science at Olin College and the author of a series of free, open-source textbooks related to software and data science. Allen and Hugo speak about uncertainty in data science and how we, as humans, are not always good at thinking about uncertainty, which we need be to in such an uncertain world. Should we have been surprised at the outcome of the 2016 election? What approaches can we, as a data...

Duration:00:58:37

#40 Becoming a Data Scientist

9/17/2018
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Hugo speaks with Renee Teate about the many paths to becoming a data scientist. Renee is a Data Scientist at higher ed analytics start-up HelioCampus, and creator and host of the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast. In addition to discussing the many possible ways to become becoming a data scientist, they will discuss the common data scientist profiles and how to figure out which ones may be a fit for you. They’ll also dive into the fact that you need to figure out both where you are in terms...

Duration:01:01:01

#39 Data Science at Stitch Fix

9/10/2018
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Hugo speaks with Eric Colson, Chief Algorithms Officer at Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service reinventing the shopping experience by delivering one-to-one personalization to their clients through the combination of data science and human judgment. Eric is responsible for the creation of dozens of algorithms at Stitch Fix that are pervasive to nearly every function of the company, from merchandise, inventory, and marketing to forecasting and demand, operations, and the styling...

Duration:00:59:35

#38 Data Products, Dashboards and Rapid Prototyping

9/3/2018
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Meet Tanya Cashorali, a founding partner of TCB Analytics, a Boston-based data consultancy. Tanya started her career in bioinformatics and has applied her experience to other industries such as healthcare, finance, retail, and sports. We’ll be talking about what it means to be a data consultant, the wide range of industries that Tanya works in, the impact of data products in her work and the importance of rapid prototyping and getting MVPs or minimum viable products out the door. How does...

Duration:00:51:28

#37 Data Science and Insurance

8/27/2018
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Hugo speaks with JD Long, VP of risk management for Renaissance reinsurance, about applications of data science techniques to the omnipresent worlds of insurance, reinsurance, risk management and uncertainty. What are the biggest challenges in insurance and reinsurance that data science can impact? How does JD go about building risk representations of every deal? How can thinking in a distributed fashion allow us to think about risk and uncertainty? What is the role of empathy in data...

Duration:00:59:34

#36 Data Science and Ecology

8/20/2018
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Hugo speaks with Christie Bahlai, Assistant Professor at Kent State University, about data science, ecology, and the adoption of techniques such as machine learning in academic research. What are the biggest challenges in ecology that data science can help to solve? What does the intersection of open science and data science look like? In scientific research, what is happening at the interface between data science & machine learning methods, which are pattern-based, and traditional research...

Duration:00:55:33

#35 Data Science in Finance

8/13/2018
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Hugo speaks with Yves Hilpisch about how data science is disrupting finance. Yves’ name is synonymous with Python for Finance and he is founder and managing partner of The Python Quants, a group focusing on the use of open source technologies for financial data science, artificial intelligence, algorithmic trading and computational finance. Why are banks such as Bank of America & JP Morgan adopting the open source data science ecosystem? What are the major sub-disciplines of Finance that...

Duration:00:59:13

#34 Data Journalism & Interactive Visualization

8/6/2018
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Hugo speaks with Amber Thomas about data journalism, interactive visualization and data storytelling. Amber is a journalist-engineer at The Pudding, which is a collection of data-driven, visual essays. We’ll discuss the ins and outs of what it takes to tell interactive journalistic stories using data visualization and, in the process, we’ll find out what it takes to be successful at data journalism, the trade-off between being being a generalist and specialist and much more. We’ll explore...

Duration:00:56:25

#33 Pharmaceuticals and Data Science

7/30/2018
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What are the biggest challenges in Pharmaceuticals that data science can help to solve? How are data science and statistics generally embedded in organizations such as Pfizer? What aspects of the pharmaceutical business run the gamut of nonclinical statistics? Hugo speaks with Max Kuhn, a software engineer at RStudio who was previously Senior Director of Nonclinical Statistics at Pfizer Global R&D. Max was applying models in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries for over 18 years.

Duration:00:59:56

#32 Data Science at Doctors without Borders

7/23/2018
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Hugo speaks with Derek Johnson, an epidemiologist with Doctors without Borders. Derek leverages statistical methods, experimental design and data scientific techniques to investigate the barriers impeding people from accessing health care in Lahe Township, Myanmar. If you thought data science was all machine learning, SQL databases and convolutional neural nets, this is gonna be a wild ride as to get the data for their baseline health assessments, Derek and his team ride motorcycles into...

Duration:00:54:53

#31 Chatbots, Conversational Software & Data Science

7/16/2018
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Hugo speaks with Alan Nichol about chatbots, conversational software and data science. Alan is co-founder and CTO of Rasa, who build open source machine learning tools for developers and product teams to expand bots beyond answering simple questions. Which verticals are conversational software currently having the biggest impact on? What are the biggest challenges facing the fields of chatbots and conversational software? What misapprehensions do we as a society have about these technologies...

Duration:00:57:06

#30 Data Science at McKinsey

7/9/2018
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Hugo speaks with Taras Gorishnyy, a Senior Analytics Manager at McKinsey and Head of Data Science at QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company. They discuss You’ll see the impact that data science can have not only in tech, but also in such various verticals as retail, agriculture and the penal system. Taras will also take us through the 5 steps required to change organizations through data science, all of which are necessary. Can you guess what they are? We're really excited to have Taras on the...

Duration:00:56:55

#29 Machine Learning & Data Science at Github

7/2/2018
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Omoju Miller, a Senior Machine Learning Data Scientist with Github, speaks with Hugo about the role of data science in product development at github, what it means to “use computation to build products to solve real-life decision making, practical challenges” and what building data products at github actually looks like. Machine learning has the power to automate so much of the drudgery around data science & software engineering, from automated code review to flagging security...

Duration:00:58:45

#28 Organizing Data Science Teams

6/25/2018
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What are best practices for organizing data science teams? Having data scientists distributed through companies or having a Centre of Excellence? What are the most important skills for data scientists? Is the ability to use the most sophisticated deep learning models more important than being able to make good powerpoint slides? Find out in this conversation with Jonathan Nolis, a data science leader in the Seattle area with over a decade of experience. Jonathan is currently running a...

Duration:00:59:05

#27 Data Security, Data Privacy and the GDPR

6/18/2018
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What are the biggest challenges currently facing data security and privacy? What does the GDPR mean for civilians, working data scientists and businesses around the world? Is data anonymization actually possible or a pipe dream? Find out in Hugo's conversation with Katharine Jarmul, a data scientist, consultant, educator and co-founder of KI protect, a company that provides real-time protection for your data infrastructure, data science and AI. Links from the show KI Protect, providing...

Duration:00:57:27

#26 Spreadsheets in Data Science

6/11/2018
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Why are spreadsheets ubiquitous in data analytics, why are so many data scientists anti-spreadsheet? Join Jenny Bryan, a software engineer at RStudio & recovering biostatistician who takes special delight in eliminating the small agonies of data analysis, and Hugo to discover why spreadsheets are in fact necessary in data analytics and how spreadsheet workflows can be incorporated into more general data science flows in sustainable and healthy ways. Welcome to the future. Links from the...

Duration:00:59:28

#25 Data Science for Everyone

6/4/2018
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Community building is an essential aspect of data science. But how do you do it? Find out in Hugo's conversation with Jared Lander, organizer of the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup and the New York R Conference. Jared is also the Chief Data Scientist of Lander Analytics, a data science consultancy based in New York City and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Columbia University. How does Jared think about creating safe and welcoming spaces for budding and practicing data...

Duration:00:53:21

#24 Data Science in the Cloud

5/28/2018
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"Cloud computing is a huge revolution in the computing space, and it's also probably going to be one of the most transformative technologies that any of us experience in our lifetime. " Paige Bailey, Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, in this episode of DataFramed. In this conversation with Hugo, Paige reports from the frontier of cloud-based data science technologies, having just been at the Microsoft Build and Google I/O conferences. What is the future of data science in the...

Duration:00:59:31

#23 Online Experiments at Booking.com

5/21/2018
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What do online experiments, data science and product development look like at Booking.com, the world’s largest accommodations provider? Join Hugo's conversation with Lukas Vermeer to find out. Lukas is responsible for experimentation at Booking in the broadest sense of the word: from Infrastructure and Tools used to run experiments, Methodology and Metrics that help people make decisions to Training and Culture that help people understand what to do. They'll be talking about how Booking...

Duration:00:58:49

#22 Robust Data Science with Statistical Modeling

5/14/2018
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Building models of the world is dangerous and there are pitfalls everywhere, even down to the assumptions that you make. To find out about many statistical pitfalls, and how to build more robust data scientific models using statistical modeling, whether it be in tech, epidemiology, finance or anything else, join Hugo's chat with Michael Betancourt, a physicist, statistician and one of the core developers of the open source statistical modeling platform Stan.

Duration:00:56:46