How Data Science Happens

Natalie M. Scala; James P. Howard, II (Ed.): Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research. Chapman and Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, Florida, Forthcoming

8 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2019

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James P. Howard, II

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Date Written: April 15, 2019

Abstract

Data science allows practitioners to find deep patterns within data and turn the data into actionable information. The actionable information may be advisory, an indication of a general trend, or may be specific instructions to take. Using data visualization, advanced geospatial mapping, data mining, and predictive analytics, analysts can discover information hiding the data and create predictions based on prior behavior of people, organizations, and objects. This chapter presents an outline for the student or nonpractitioner about what data science is and how it works. Using this, a student may find first stepping stone into the field. The nonpractitioner can learn the vocabulary and concepts to work better with data scientists on their team.

Keywords: data science, machine learning, visualization, data analysis

JEL Classification: C63, C53, C81

Suggested Citation

Howard, James, How Data Science Happens (April 15, 2019). Natalie M. Scala; James P. Howard, II (Ed.): Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research. Chapman and Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, Florida, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3393965

James Howard (Contact Author)

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory ( email )

11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723
United States
2405920219 (Phone)
20723 (Fax)

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