Needed: More women in data science

Stanford Report, November 12, 2015 Needed: More women in data science A recent gathering at Stanford on the emerging science of big data turned the usual gender ratio of science conferences on its head. By Dan Stober The rise of big data is visible almost everywhere. Using huge databases too unwieldy for conventional computing, data scientists are extracting insights that change the way we see the world. From Internet search algorithms to understanding and targeting retail customers, from medical research and health care, financial markets and weather prediction, the new insights available from big data have pushed data science into the top tier of cutting-edge research. L.A. Cicero Margot Gerritsen is director of the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering, main sponsor of the inaugural Women in Data Science conference…


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