My own academic training is grounded in a specific biological application domain but with formal training in artificial intelligence (AI), complex adaptive systems, and statistics. I didn’t know it at the time, but my cross-disciplinary training prepared me very well for a career in data science.
What is data science? What does a data scientist do? How do I become a data scientist? These are commonly asked questions on data science social media sites and often debated in academic circles. These can be difficult questions to answer because data science is so new and rapidly evolving.