Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Getting to know the Nation's First Chief Data Scientist

Data is a big deal. If we haven't heard the buzz yet, seeing the increasing number of MLA webinars that mention data are giving us a heads-up that data is coming to health sciences and medical librarianship. It's already here in our hospitals, universities, and health care systems. 

According to Patil, the best data scientists all have one thing in common: "unbelievable curiosity.” I was thinking that the best librarians I know have that same trait. Maybe there are future data scientists right in our midst?


10 Questions for the Nation’s First Chief Data ScientistDJ Patil reflects on his first year as chief data scientist in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.


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