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115 C100 Kyle Polich – Data Scientists

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In today’s modern world, where everything seems dependent on technology, millions if not billions of data are being processed worldwide in a small fraction of time. That’s why professionals in the field of computer science who specialized in making sense of these data are vital in making all these processes possible and seamless.

Our guest for this week’s edition of the Top Career 100 Podcast is a data scientist–Kyle Polich–who has a vast specialization in from data analytics to metrology.

Polich is a data scientist who also hosts his own Data Skeptic podcast. He studied computer science and focused on artificial intelligence in grad school.

His general interests range from the obvious areas like statistics, machine learning, data viz, and optimization to data provenance, data governance, econometrics, and metrology.

Let’s join Felicia Gopaul, founder and the president of the College Funding Resources as she talks with Kyle while they discuss some interesting facts about the career of data scientist.

Some of the highlights of this week’s Career 100 interview series include:

  • How he started his journey in becoming a data scientist;
  • How data scientists help people/organizations make a better decision;
  • What are his area of specializations?
  • What advice he could offer to those young aspiring data scientists;
  • What skills and education are necessary for students preparing for a career in this field?

Kyle, together with his wife, Linhda, and their lilac crowned amazon parrot Yoshi, lives in Los Angeles, CA. To know more about Kyle, you may want to visit his website at dataskeptic.com.

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