Data Scientists in Software Teams: State of the Art and Challenges

Data scientists are becoming popular within software teams, e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft are creating a new career path for data scientists. In this paper, we present a large-scale survey with 793 professional data scientists at Microsoft to understand their educational background, problem topics that they work on, tool usages, and activities.

Great paper. The most interesting part to me was the nine clusters of data scientists the researchers identified. Worth thinking about where you fit in.


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