Lessons Learned in Data Science

Daniela's blog

I have recently moved to Seattle to the newly founded DIRAC Institute, which means that my three years at NYU’s Center for Data Science (CDS)  are coming to an end. I thought I’d take this opportunity for a little actually quite long (sorry) retrospective and summarize those three years in this post.
Coming to CDS was an experiment. Indeed, the CDS itself is an experiment, and its scientific mission currently funded by a joint grant provided by the Moore and Sloan foundations, along with two other institutes at UC Berkeley and UW Seattle. I came to CDS with the goal of learning as much as I can about how other fields deal with data. I did that, too, occasionally, but the learning experiences I value most have nothing at all to do with that. They’re in no particular order of importance, and credit for some of this…

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