Decision science meets machine learning: LinkedIn embraces its data-driven culture | #WiDS2017

As a well-known site with more than 300 million users, LinkedIn is a vital social media platform, sometimes thought of as “Facebook for businesses.” For most people, it is a great way to keep in touch with current and former colleagues, and its depth of information is invaluable for anyone who is looking to change jobs or research a company. The site is a treasure trove of information, and it thrives on the data that its users generate. Yael Garten (pictured), director of data science at LinkedIn Corp., explained that LinkedIn has a strong “culture of data,” where data scientists can grow and thrive, knowing that data itself is valued by the company, as well as their contributions as scientists. Garten recently joined Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile…


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