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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Students must combine other skills with big data: Dean Ramayya Krishnan, Carnegie Mellon University

"Big Data not just the volume of data that has gone up but also the variety, like video, sounds and so on, says Ramayya Krishnan" reports Varuni Khosla, ET Bureau.

Big data scientists are in great demand. To get business value from big data, companies are looking for multi-skilled experts who understand programming, large-scale mathematics, statistics and business, and universities are introducing specialised programmes to meet this demand.

Big data not just the volume of data that has gone up but also the variety, like video, sounds and so on. Something as simple as using maps on phones generates a stream of data. 
Photo: Dean Ramayya Krishnan, Economic Times

Dean Ramayya Krishnan of Carnegie Mellon University, is the professor of Management Science and Information System. He spoke to Varuni Khosla on the new role of data scientists in both public and private secttors to understand policy, information sciences, and how the two intersect in order to create-forward thinking organisations. Edited excerpts: 
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Source: Economic Times 


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