Data Scientist Creates Her Own Covid-19 Community Dashboard Despite Being Fired by the State of Florida

Poet Maya Angelou once said, “if you don’t like something, change it…” and that’s exactly what data scientist Rebekah Jones did. Dissatisfied with the way the Department of Health in the state of Florida was reporting Covid-19 statistics - Jones created her own dashboard to accurately depict infection and death rates in her state.

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The United States Air Force Academy Creates New Data Science Major

The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado recently announced their new Data Science major for incoming cadets as of June 4th. In a press release from the academy, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein stated, “It’s not enough to have more data than our adversaries. It’s how we understand the information and use it at the speed of relevance that matters.”

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'Winging it' Vs 'Statistical Reasoning' Part II: Why Statistics Can Fail

With a few more weeks to go in the NFL season I checked back in with Stephanie Martin and Matty Van Riper to see if the statistics they had used to pick their fantasy football teams at the beginning of the season were proving to be successful. Was their strategy of winging it or using statistics to pick their teams working or hindering their team’s performance?

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Big Data is helping Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Fight Childhood Cancer

Data isn’t solely used by data scientists and analysts anymore.  Data is a currency that’s being monetized by marketers, recruiters, and sales managers to influence decision makers and stakeholders. One research organization understands this all too well. The need to analyze and interpret big data is now bleeding into the medical research field in hopes to drive results that will eventually lead to a cure for childhood cancers.

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