Earlier this year, Glassdoor announced their list of the top 50 jobs in America and for the second straight year ‘Data Scientist’ is at the top of the list. There is no doubt Data science is booming and jobs are in high demand, the question is now 'how do you actually become a Data Scientist?'
Founder and CTO of the NYC Data Science Academy, Adjunct Professor at Stony Brook University, Vivian Shangxuan Zhang founded NYC Data Science Academy, which provides short-term training programs in analytics. She also founded the NYC Open Data Meetup and is CTO/Co-founder, SupStat.
Vivian is a data scientist who has been devoted to the analytics industry and the development and use of data technologies for many years. She obtained expertise in data analysis and data management as a Senior Analyst and Biostatistician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Scientific Programmer at Brown University.
She earned her M.S. in Computer Science and Statistics and B.S. in Computer Science. Vivian is a programmer and all-around dataholic, and considers herself a visualization evangelist. Vivian teaches courses in Hadoop, Python, Spark and R along with other faculty at the NYC Data Science Academy and is based in New York, NY. She is listed as one of nine women leading the pack in data analytics according to Forbes.