Data Scientist - Manager of the Discovery Lifecycle

Kurt Englmeier, Fionn Murtagh

Abstract

Data Scientists are the masters of Big Data. Analyzing masses of versatile data leads to insights that, in turn, may connect to successful business strategies, crime prevention, or better health care just to name a few. Big Data is primarily approached as mathematical and technical challenge. This may lead to technology design that enables useful insights from Big Data. However, this technology-driven approach does not meet completely and consistently enough the variety of information consumer requirements. To catch up with the versatility of user needs, the technology aspect should probably be secondary. If we adopt a user-driven approach, we are more in the position to cope with the individual expectations and exigencies of information consumers. This article takes information discovery as the overarching paradigm in data science and explains how this perspective change may impact the view on the profession of the data scientist and, resulting from that, the curriculum for the education in data science. It reflects the result from discussions with companies participating in our student project cooperation program. These results are groundwork for the development of a curriculum framework for Applied Data Science.

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in Harvard Style

Englmeier K. and Murtagh F. (2017). Data Scientist - Manager of the Discovery Lifecycle . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA, ISBN 978-989-758-255-4, pages 133-140. DOI: 10.5220/0006393801330140


in Bibtex Style

@conference{data17,
author={Kurt Englmeier and Fionn Murtagh},
title={Data Scientist - Manager of the Discovery Lifecycle},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA,},
year={2017},
pages={133-140},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006393801330140},
isbn={978-989-758-255-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA,
TI - Data Scientist - Manager of the Discovery Lifecycle
SN - 978-989-758-255-4
AU - Englmeier K.
AU - Murtagh F.
PY - 2017
SP - 133
EP - 140
DO - 10.5220/0006393801330140