Future Career Paths for Data Scientists in Academia

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL21F (San Jose Convention Center)
Cecilia Aragon, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
With a focus on human centered data science, I will address the socio-technical ecosystem of data science. I will argue that for academic data science to be a success that we need to consider additional human dimensions such as incentives, engagement, and respect. I will then discuss our initial approaches at UW to creating career paths for data scientists.