What do data scientists do?
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