If you’ve ever wondered what you could do with a data science skill set, this two-part icrunchdata News interview, Jennifer Lewis Priestley Talks Analytics and Kennesaw State University, is for you. It’s also a must-read for any of you professors who’d like to bring an advanced analytics degree program to your university.
Priestly spent the 1990s in corporate jobs that had her traveling the world and living out of suitcases. In 2000, at 33, she traded her suits and brief case for academia and never looked back. Today, she’s a professor of statistics and data science at Kennesaw State University, which has a Ph.D. in advanced analytics and data science thanks to her efforts.
If you've already read Part 1 of the interview with Priestly, go directly to Part 2 and get her take on how to balance theory with real-world application, what tool set data scientists need in order to succeed and much more.