[Scrap] Big data spawns new breed of ‘data scientist’

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Interestingly, Lapkin said, data scientists don’t generally come from academic computer science programs. Instead, she added, many members of the first generation of data scientists come from scientific research labs, such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

“They have a very, very big data problem because they have all of these masses of data that are coming back from the Mars exploration project and so on,” Lapkin said. “They have people who they have trained to do nothing but look at the data, analyze the data, figure out different datasets, build new types of queries, and so forth.”

[Scrap] Big data spawns new breed of ‘data scientist’