Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Transportation Data Scientist

Data Scientist is a newly introduced type of job in the data analytics community. It is also known as the sexiest job of the century. The job of a data scientist is to analyze complex or big data to understand and predict various patterns.

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 probably improve your employability if you know some JavaScript and HTML to do cool data visualizations.
  • 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.


2 comments:

  1. Do you know of any company actively pursuing big data in transportation.

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