Data analysts bring new tools to the table

Data analysts are both scientists and story-tellers, said Cuneyd Kaya, analytics specialist at Sabre Holdings. Kaya spoke to an introduction to programming class taught by Gene Moo Lee, assistant professor in the Information Systems and Operations Management Department, Lee hosted the lecture today at the College of Business. Kaya is one of the last speakers invited to speak in celebration of Business Week. To become a data scientist, a person needs basic skills such as math, statistics and programming, Kaya said. Another skill is substantive expertise, which data scientists develop when they analyze information and present it to companies to show problems or patterns in their business. “It’s always a good thing to be able to tell your story very well,” Kaya said in the lecture. “You should use any…


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