What It Takes to Be a Data Scientist from Wayfair’s Frank Lo

Data scientists: Every company wants one, but few people can articulate exactly what the role entails. That’s probably because it requires these professionals to be good at a little bit of everything. I caught up with Frank Lo, director of data science at Wayfair, who built the data science department over at the online furniture company from the ground up. Lo has been in Boston his entire life. He was born and raised around here, attended MIT for college and stuck around here for work following graduation. And he’s been in the data science space before it was cool to do so. Now going on five years spearheading data science at Wayfair, Lo has grown all the wiser. He explained, “I’ve seen data science grow tremendously at Wayfair. I started…


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