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Data Science and Cancer Research

Data Science has a lot of interesting applications, from financial to medical ones. Today I want to tell you about the medical ones, specifically what can be done in cancer research. I have a bachelor degree in Bioinformatics and I am now attending the last year of a Master in Medical Bioinformatics, so the studies…
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A data science use case

Communication and translation. While technical application gives data science legs, translating business or domain problems into a formulated data science problem is essential its utility. Building models and performing analysis a portion of the task, listening to the needs of the business and elaborately articulating a data-driven solution or story is what truly measures a…
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NFL + Pizza + Data Science

A national pizza chain always runs sales during NFL playoff games.  The sales are presented in the form of discounts, i.e. 20, 30, 40 % off or free items. The CEO has challenged the CIO and IT team to find out if the sales are really working to increase the amount of goods sold, OR…
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We are born with data science mindset

Have you ever gone with grandma to the local market as a little kid and saw her walk away from that tomato because she saw a couple of them are bad? But she picked some from another shop that has less bad ones? (Population inference from the sample?) Have you noticed dad evaluating sales offers…
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So you think you can ‘Data Science’ ?

“No, sir. CSV is not a database.” I said as I sipped my third cup of coffee at 9 am. That is how my day began. How about you? We all know the good old overly simplistic(?) role of Data Scientist – Data Cleaning, Exploration, Statistical modelling/Machine Learning and Visualizations. I don’t think this needs…
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17 Key Traits of Data Literacy

I just published an ebook entitled “17 Key Traits of Data Literacy” that I believe also applies to data scientists. The 17 traits are broken up into 4 categories: Knowledge (what we know), Skills (what we can do), Attitudes (how we think and feel) and Behaviors (how we act). The ebook is available for free…
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Its not just about the science

It’s true that all data scientists need to have good analytical abilities, and expertise with the tools, languages and packages that enable them to do what they do. There are 3 other qualities that make a great data scientist, which are not about the ‘science’ in Data Science: It’s not about the tools: A great…
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Qualities of an elite data scientist

In my perspective, the following are the top qualities that can help to become an elite data scientist. The other characteristics can be built on these foundations. Curiosity: A key to smartness is curiosity. This helps a data scientist to be aware of what’s trending, keep learning and be persistent with the data. Such a…
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The Three P’s :- Essential Qualities of a Data Scientist

The Three P’s :- Essential Qualities of a Data Scientist Passion :- If you are self motivated or driven, have a huge interest in all things data, and a desire to learn learn and learn again, then you have passion, and this will be your fuel in your journey into Data Science. Persistence :- Whilst…
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Clear Window Pane

A woman always complained about her neighbour’s wife. She once commented to her husband on the breakfast table to look through the window and see that her neighbour’s wife doesn’t even clean the clothes properly. She said – ” Look, she’s hanging the linen on the wire, see how dirty her washed clothes are even…
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