Category Engineering

Ongoing Struggles with Data Science

Dear Students, Yesterday Gil Press featured our class in his Forbes column, Big Data News of the Week. I’d like to take the opportunity to briefly discuss the ideas discussed in his article, as well my broader struggles with the celebrification of data scientists. Our class in the press I call this to your attention […]

Week 13: MapReduce

Each week Cathy O’Neil blogs about the class. Cross-posted from mathbabe.org. The week in Rachel Schutt’s Data Science course at Columbia we had two speakers. The first was David Crawshaw, a Software Engineer at Google who was trained as a mathematician, worked on Google+ in California with Rachel, and now works in NY on search. […]

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