What is the best way to learn data science?

Learning about data science With the increasing popularity of data science, there are now countless online tutorials on machine learning, data science and statistics, Python and R. Most of these tutorials follow the same pattern: learn some basic commands, go …

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Can data science be automated?

Something I have been asked in the past is the extend to which data science can be automated. We discussed in a previous post how machine learning and AI are automating other parts of the economy. However, is it possible to actually …

What is wrong with election forecasting?

Election forecasting: trump and brexit In 2016, Donald Trump became the new president of the United States, and what was once improbable, according to election forecasts, became reality. As it happened with Brexit most polls got it completely wrong. The graph below …

Team data science processes

Team Data Science Process I have talked in the past in this blog about the need for standardisation of data science and data science processes. Microsoft has made progress on that front. It has released a particular methodology called TDSP (Team Data …

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Predictive modelling of football injuries

I recently uploaded my thesis on arXiv. My thesis, called Predictive Modelling of Football Injuries, was a collaboration with Tottenham Hotspur FC and dealt with the problem of predicting injuries in football. Sports analytics is a relatively new field and there are …