What do you need to become a data scientist?
- You need to know analytics and programming in R, SAS, Python, Matlab, or other analytical/programming tools.
- You also need to know how to work with databases (e.g. MySQL).
- You also need to boost up your skills with some big data and machine learning skills.
Data plays a key role in transportation planning, operations, and management. Is it time for the transportation industry & government agencies to open up positions for transportation data scientists? Maybe hiring Chief Data Officers (CDO)?
I personally believe we can do much better with transportation data. There is certainly a need for highly skilled data scientists to pump some new blood into the transportation profession & research. Integrating advanced machine learning and big data techniques with traditional transportation analytics could revolutionize the transportation industry and research.