Using Data Science to Solve Society’s Problems

In the Data Science Bowl, researchers work on real problems to develop solutions that will benefit society. This year’s competition focused on heart disease. Over the last decade, data science has evolved from a promising idea into a mainstream tool that businesses and others use to take products and services to an entirely different level. Of course, data science is also valuable for addressing a growing array of problems in areas including medicine and biology. “The advances in the field are profound,” observes Steven Mills, a principal and data science executive leader at management and IT consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. “Data science now touches almost every aspect of our lives.” One of the offshoots of this is the just completed Data Science Bowl, a 90-day open competition that the…


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