Data scientists much in demand, says US professor

: In the last two years, data analysis has been rated as the top job in the world, according to Jeffrey Strickland, a data scientist, and adjunct faculty from George Washington University, United States. Professor Strickland is now teaching a month-long course in Data Analytics for post- graduate students of VIT University. “The role of a data scientist is to get relevant data, turn it into information for better decision,” he told reporters during an interaction on Thursday. For the last two years, the job of data scientists had been rated as number one in the world, he added. The field, according to him, had great prospects. “However, presently, there is inadequate number of data scientists in the world. It is a multi-disciplinary job as candidates require skills in computer…


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