Top 5 Data Scientists Ruling the World
By Aditi Bhat
The world is full of individuals who have a great thirst for knowledge. They are the role models for millions around the world. This blog highlights the journey of some of the most prominent data scientists from across the globe, which will definitely motivate you to search for your grand purpose of life and work towards achieving it.
Let’s read more about these data scientists and their journey.
1.Dr. DJ Patil
The first name on the list is Dr. DJ Patil, the U.S Chief Data Scientist at The White House. He is the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. That designation is quite remarkable in itself and his journey to the top has been quite phenomenal too.
Dr. Patil is the one who coined the term Big Data. He has been associated with LinkedIn, RelateIQ, Skype, PayPal, Greylock Partners and eBay in the past. He also held a crucial and important position at the Department of Defense, United States. Further, Newton and Einstein have been his role models who have inspired him to be what he is today.
Second on the list is Yann Lecun, Director of AI Research Wing, Facebook. He has 14 US patents registered under his name. He has worked on several Deep Learning experiments as well as projects and is the founding director at NYU Center for Data Science. He also holds a PhD in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI).
Yann has been serving as a professor at the New York University from the last 12 years. In addition to that, Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience, Deep Learning and Computer Vision are his areas of interest and expertise.
Allen Bonde was one of the earliest advocates of the data-driven marketing concept. He holds an MS degree from the University of Virginia. Also, there numerous patents in the field of Data Science and Marketing under his name. He currently serves as SVP, Marketing at Placester, Inc.
Jeff Hammerbacher’s knowledge in the field of data science was the driving factor behind building the first formal Facebook Data Science team. He is the co-founder of Cloudera and is also working as an Assistant Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Josh James was able to raise a funding of $125M after he took Omniture (an online web analytics and marketing business unit) public. It eventually got acquired by Adobe for a staggering $1.8B. Furthermore, he is the co-founder of DOMO, a SaaS company he founded to solve the business intelligence problems in marketing. He also works as a Young Global leader with the World Economic Forum.
These top data scientists are influencing the world with their achievements by inspiring countless data science enthusiasts. Also, their achievements have sparked immense interest in the field of data science and Artificial Intelligence. Consequently, the world is yet to witness a lot in terms of their contribution to the society in the near future.