3 tips for successful Data Science Projects

I’ve been doing Data Science projects, delivering software and doing Mathematical modelling for nearly 7 years (if you include grad school). I really don’t know everything, but these are a few things I’ve learned. Consider this like a ‘joel test‘ for Data Science. Use a reproducible framework like Cookiecutter Data Science. My workflow used to… Continue reading 3 tips for successful Data Science Projects

Interview with a Data Scientist: Ivana Balazevic

Ivana Balazevic is a Data Scientist at a Berkeley based startup Wise.io, where she is working in a small team of data scientists on solving problems in customer service for different clients. She did her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb and she recently finished her… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Ivana Balazevic

Interviews with Data Scientists: NLP for the win

Recently I decided to do some quick Data Analysis of my interviews with data scientists. It seems natural when you collect a lot of data to explore it and do some data analysis on it. You can access the code here. The code isn’t in much depth but it is a simple example of how… Continue reading Interviews with Data Scientists: NLP for the win

Interview with a Data Scientist: Erik Bernhardsson

As part of my interviews with Data Scientists I recently caught up with Erik Bernhardsson who is famous in the world of ‘Big Data’ for his open source contributions, his leading of teams at Spotify, and his various talks at various conferences. 1. What project have you worked on do you wish you could go back to,… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Erik Bernhardsson

Interview with a Data Scientist: Rosaria Silipo

As part of my Interview with Data Scientists project I recently caught up with Rosaria – who is an active member of the Data Mining community. Bio: Rosaria has been a researcher in applications of Data Mining and Machine Learning for over a decade. Application fields include biomedical systems and data analysis, financial time series… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Rosaria Silipo

Interview with a Data Scientist: Erin Shellman

I recently caught up with Erin for an interview. Her interview is full of nice pieces of hard-earned advice and her final answer on Data Governance is gold! Erin does some great blog posts at her blog, which I recommend. Erin is a programmer + statistician working as a research scientist at Amazon Web Services. Before… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Erin Shellman

Interviews with Data Scientists: David J. Hand

I recently reached out as part of my Data Science interview series to David J. Hand. David has an impressive biography and has contributed a lot to fraud detection and data mining. His answers are insightful and from a statistical point of view. I feel that these academics have a lot to teach us practicing… Continue reading Interviews with Data Scientists: David J. Hand

Interview with a Data Scientist: Peadar Coyle

Peadar Coyle is a Data Analytics professional based in Luxembourg. His intellectual background is in Mathematics and Physics, and he currently works for Vodafone in one of their Supply Chain teams. He is passionate about data science and the lead author of this project. He also contributes to Open Source projects and speaks at EuroSciPy,… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Peadar Coyle

Interviews with Data Scientists: Vanessa Sabino

Time for another Interview with a Data Scientist. I caught up with Vanessa Sabino who is a lead data scientist in another one of Shopify’s teams.  1. What project have you worked on do you wish you could go back to, and do better? 1. Working as practitioner in a company, as opposed to consulting,… Continue reading Interviews with Data Scientists: Vanessa Sabino

Interview with a Data Scientist: Shane Lynn

I caught up with Irish startup co-founder and ex-Analytics Manager Shane to discuss Data Science.  Shane described himself the following way – I’m co-founder of KillBiller, a company that helps mobile operators to gain new customers. We provide a mobile phone plan comparison service in Ireland that allows people to use their own call, text, and data… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Shane Lynn