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Data Science and Prediction

13 Pages Posted: 31 May 2012  

Vasant Dhar III

New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business; New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences

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Date Written: October 2012

Abstract

The use of the term 'Data Science' is becoming increasingly common along with 'Big Data.' What does Data Science mean? Is there something unique about it? What skills should a 'data scientist' possess to be productive in the emerging digital age characterized by a deluge of data? What are the implications for business and for scientific inquiry? In this brief monograph I address these questions from a predictive modeling perspective.

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Dhar, Vasant, Data Science and Prediction (October 2012). NYU Working Paper No. 2451/31635. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2071041

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New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences

44 West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012
United States

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