Data scientists wanted for solving “wicked problems”
From Paris Cowan in IT News
Victoria’s chief technology advocate is on the lookout for ‘data scientists’ willing to embed themselves inside his team and tackle some of the State’s trickiest policy questions, using the government’s own data stores.
Grantly Mailes said he hopes to attract a revolving cast of big data experts, statisticians or mathematicians to his team on a quarterly or single project basis, in the same way a university faculty may appoint a visiting chair.
The data scientist will be “someone whose job it is to use data to solve problems” and who is willing to devote some time to helping the State on a pro-bono or discounted basis.
Data Scientists are being the current rage due to the ability to collect massive amount of data everywhere. However, we need to be able to understand and use that data. Good thinking.