Friday, December 13, 2019

How to Kickoff a Career in Data Science

Paul Mahler remembers the day in May 2013 he decided to make the switch. The former economist was waiting at a bus stop in Washington, D.C., reading the New York Times on his smartphone. He was struck by the story of a statistics professor who wrote an app that let computers review screenplays. It launched the academic into a lucrative new career in Hollywood. “That seemed like a monumental breakthrough. I decided I wanted to get into data science, too,” said Mahler. Today, he’s a senior data scientist in Silicon Valley, helping NVIDIA’s customers use AI to make their own advances.