Nairobi Data Science Meetup: Paradigm Shift in Research with Samuel Kamande

Samuel Kamande is a Data Scientist at Nielsen and his presentation will focus on “Paradigm Shift in Research”.We caught up with him and he shared a lot about his work at Nielsen, some of the projects he has worked on like “Digital Divide project in Trinidad and Tobago in 2013”,thoughts on the future of Data Science and something on Baidu’s Deep-Learning System among other things. We’d like to hear your story of how you got into data science. What motivated you to work in data science? I am a statistician by training (MSc. Statistics, University of Nairobi). One person quipped that a Data Scientist is a statistician living in San Francisco or using a mac – By those definitions, I guess I am still a statistician. Transforming data into information,…


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