What Data Scientists Do All Day at Work

Ram Narasimhan says data science ‘will percolate into all of our daily lives.’ Photo: General Electric By Deborah Gage Deborah Gage The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @deborahgage deborah.gage Google+ Deborah.Gage@wsj.com March 13, 2016 10:12 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Demand for data scientists is growing, driven by companies and government agencies that are flooded with data and struggling to make sense of it. But what exactly do data scientists do? Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Gage spoke with one— Ram Narasimhan, who works at General Electric Co. GE 1.34 % ’s GE Global Research in San Ramon, Calif.—to shed some light on the profession. A former managing director at United Airlines in Chicago, Dr. Narasimhan moved to the Bay Area in 2012 and was among the first data scientists hired…


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