Data Science: Challenges and Directions

This paper proposes an updated answer to the question "What is data science?" that focuses on its interdisciplinary nature:

Data science is a new trans-disciplinary field that builds on and synthesizes a number of relevant disciplines and bodies of knowledge, including statistics, informatics, computing, communication, management, and sociology, to study data following "data science thinking".

It's a fascinating, but dense, read. The results of this research will trickle out elsewhere...


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