June 23-26, 2013
INFORMS Healthcare 2013
October 6–9, 2013
2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting
June 10-14, 2013
Predictive Analytics World
September 8-14, 2013
2013 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Big Data
Women right at home in analytics
A blogger named “Amy” on the Data Science Central Webpage recently asked readers if they could name 10 famous data scientists who were women. Amy says she wants to write an article about female data scientists, but all the articles she reads regarding “top data scientists” are all about men.
The fact is, women are fairly well represented in data science and all corners of the analytics world, and their numbers continue to rise. Analytics magazine, for example, has benefited from the contributions of many women over the years, including Margit Zwemer, a data scientist at Kaggle, who wrote the July/August cover story on “Competitive Crowdsourcing.”
One of the first names put out there in answer to Amy’s blog was Piyanka Jain, founder, president and CEO of an analytics training company called Aryng. Jain appears on the cover of the July/August issue of Analytics magazine as the author of the issue’s Executive Edge column. In the column, Jain discusses a handful of misconceptions about predictive analytics, including this gem: “Predictive analytics does not produce perfect predictions.”
To read Margit’s cover story and Piyanka’s column, as well as the rest of the issue, click here.