eventOctober 16 2014

Advancing the Field of Data Science

Chris Wiggins

Databite No. 12

Chris Wiggins discusses how his earlier research on applications of machine learning in biology has influenced his work on advancing the field of data science by improving ties between industry and academia. Chris also discusses his efforts to prove how the general advances in the natural sciences brought about by data science can benefit larger companies, particularly the New York Times, where he is Chief Data Scientist.

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