Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 16: Randy Olson

Renee interviews Randal S. Olson, Senior Data Scientist in the Institute for Biomedial Informatics at UPenn, about his path to becoming a data scientist, his interesting data science blog posts, and his work with non-data-scientists and students.

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Mentioned in the episode:


Dr. Kenneth Stanley at the University of Central Florida

evolutionary algorithm

Michigan State University Artificial Intelligence

BEACON NSF Science and Technology Center at MSU

Randal S. Olson publications

Randy’s blog

Data Is Beautiful Reddit

traveling salesman problem

Google Maps API

Moneyball (book)

Data Science Handbook (book)



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