Data Science: Time for Professionalisation?

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at LSE Workshop on Data Science Theory and Practice on Mar 27, 2018 [reveal]
Neil D. Lawrence, Amazon Research Cambridge and University of Sheffield

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Abstract

Machine learning methods and software are becoming widely deployed. But how are we sharing expertise about bottlenecks and pain points in deploying solutions? In terms of the practice of data science, we seem to be at a similar point today as software engineering was in the early 1980s. Best practice is not widely understood or deployed. In this talk we will focus on two particular components of data science solutions: the preparation of data and the deployment of machine learning systems.