What do data sci­en­tists do?

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By merg­ing Black Fri­day and Cy­ber Mon­day e- mail sub­ject lines with en­gage­ment re­sults, SendGrid dis­cov­ered that sub­ject lines with “50 per­cent off” per­formed no bet­ter than those of­fer­ing “20 per­cent off”— and that sub­ject lines with no men­tion of any per­cent­age off per­formed the best. – Vic­tor Amin, a data sci­en­tist at SendGrid, which sends mil­lions of e- mails a day for his clients Quickly find ab­nor­mal cell growth in slides of breast- can­cer biop­sies. This could pin­point mi­to­sis ac­tiv­ity and di­rect pathol­o­gists to view spe­cific ar­eas on the slide, sav­ing time and of­fer­ing a se­cond opin­ion. – Pooja Ramesh, a re­cent Gal­va­nize grad­u­ate who ap­plied data sci­ence to breast can­cer re­search for her pro­ject Where the health care in­dus­try has kept pa­tient data sep­a­rate— such as pre­scrip­tions, doc­tor vis­its and in­sur­ance— data sci­ence could com­bine a pa­tient’s records to flag the doc­tor or pa­tient if a pre­scrip­tion went un­filled. – Shawn Wang, vice pres­i­dent of data sci­ence for An­them’s health care an­a­lyt­ics depart­ment

Pooja Ramesh

Shawn Wang

Vic­tor Amin

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