Analytics Strategist

May 11, 2006

The Coming of Age of Datarologist

Filed under: Datarology — Tags: , — Huayin Wang @ 3:22 pm

The name Datarologist was born quietly, with no fanfair, announcement or celebration.
Before we have datarologist, it was called many names: statistician, data analyst, data miner, modeler, etc. and the art of trade is called similarly: statistics, data mining, pattern recognization, artificial intelligence, informatics …

The common part that they all share isn’t incidental. On the contrary, the flourish of all of the different fields are pretty much driven by This common, shared element: the skills, the knowledge, the art of trade that able to read relevant insights from data.

子曰: “名不正则言不顺;言不顺则事不成”
(“If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success.” — Analects by Confucius, Chapter 13 )

I smile when reading job reqirement on KDD website. The titles are so varied while the skills are so similar: ) I often felt the pain of the writers. They could have just write: Opening position for a level 5 datarologist!

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