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Jul 8, 2016
Mark Meloon commented on Emmanuelle Rieuf's blog post What is in a Name? A Data Scientist by any other name
"I like to see "communication" as one of the four pillars of your diagram. From all the blogs and other articles out there about data science one would get the feeling that all one needs to do is be good at machine learning and *poof*…"
Jul 8, 2016
Mark Meloon commented on NYC Data Science Academy's blog post Web Scraping for New Business
"Very clever. And thanks for both revealing what problems you ran into and how you solved them! How this is producing some great leads for you."
Feb 6, 2016
Mark Meloon commented on Shahram Abyari's blog post Resolving Skewness
"The link given at the end of the article gives a "You do not have permission to preview drafts" error. You do not have permission to preview drafts."
Dec 26, 2015
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Tune Up Your Data Science Process at https://www.dominodatalab.com/webinar

December 9, 2015 from 11am to 11:30am
Businesses increasingly use data science to foster data-driven decision making. Unfortunately, many data scientists are doing "bad science," which leads to expensive mistakesDr. Benjamin S. Skrainka, Principal Data Scientist & Lead Instructor at Galvanize, has spent his career using statistical tools and software engineering to answer challenging scientific questions as well as teaching others how to do so.In this webinar, Ben will provide a framework to ensure correctness in scientific…See More
Nov 21, 2015
Mark Meloon commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Data Science 2.0.
"Any target date for Data Science 2.0 yet?"
Sep 4, 2015
Mark Meloon commented on William Vorhies's blog post Prescriptive versus Predictive Analytics - A Distinction without a Difference?
"I appreciate your efforts to keep things simple and for being vigilant against hype, but I think there's a very important added complexity between predictive and prescriptive approaches that I haven't seen any thought leader talk about:…"
Jul 28, 2015
Mark Meloon commented on Mirko Krivanek's blog post Is Data Scientist the right career path for you?
"Interesting that he doesn't include "Interview client, think deeply about their goals, then tactfully convince them that the problem they need to have solved is not the one they vehemently claim it is." That's Step Numero Uno of…"
Feb 9, 2015
Mark Meloon commented on Nilesh Jethwa's blog post What is the future of Data visualization and Dashboard solutions?
"Regarding Items #2 and #4, I don't see that allowing end-users to create their own visualizations as a good thing. Effective data visualization requires specialized knowledge to communicate findings accurately. Without this, I fear we'll…"
Dec 15, 2014
Mark Meloon commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Data science without statistics is possible, even desirable
"@Richard, thanks for clarifying the relevance of your post. If you reread mine, you'll see that I said that process mining "falls under the umbrella of data science." That means I agree that it's data science; I don't know…"
Dec 13, 2014
Mark Meloon commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Data science without statistics is possible, even desirable
"@Richard, Process Mining falls under the umbrella of data science, but not data mining. In fact, the course you link to explicitly calls process mining "data science in action" and then explains that it bridges the gap between traditional…"
Dec 11, 2014
Mark Meloon commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Data science without statistics is possible, even desirable
"Great article. Sadly, you are quite correct when you write " ...and you'll get a job if you know these techniques, more easily than if you don't know them, because progress is slow." Last time I was looking for a position, I was…"
Dec 9, 2014
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Nov 28, 2014
Mark Meloon commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Data Science 2.0.
"Fantastic! Looking forward to keeping this book next to me on my desk at all times.  :)"
Oct 28, 2014
Mark Meloon replied to Vincent Granville's discussion Correlation vs. causation
"Vincent, Since your post is 2012, you probably already know this but I'm posting here for future readers... Regarding Bayesia's (Stefan Conrad's company) flagship product, BayesiaLab, and causation: yes, they have an approach that…"
Oct 16, 2014
Mark Meloon commented on Vincent Granville's blog post My Data Science Book - Table of Contents
"This looks like it will be an eclectic -- and valuable -- list of topics. Congrats on your progress and I'll definitely be buying this as soon as it's released!"
Nov 27, 2013

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Short Bio
Head of US Data Science team at Impetus Technologies. Academic background: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Caltech.
My Web Site Or LinkedIn Profile
http://markmeloon.com
Field of Expertise
Analytics, BI, Big Data, Data Science
Professional Status
Technical
Years of Experience:
10+
Your Company:
Impetus
Industry:
Product development, software services and solutions
Your Job Title:
Head of US Data Science Team
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