Announcing OCLB ASA 1st Quarterly Social of 2016
A Panel Discussion on
Data Scientist versus Statistician – What are the differences?
Traditionally, statistician has been the professionals whose job is to deal with data, from designing the way data to be collected to establishing the way data to be analyzed. In recent years, "Data Scientist" has emerged as a new profession. Some ambiguity, confusion, and debate have been generated between the two fields. Can you tell the differences, or are they different at all? Come and learn perspectives from leaders and practitioners about what Data Scientist and Statistician mean and how you can become one but not the other, or both.
OCLB ASA’s first quarterly social in 2016 will present a panel session to discuss this topic. Each invited panel member will give a brief presentation; afterwards, audience may raise questions or offer comments in an open forum. The event is free. As a bonus, the panel discussion will follow the keynote speech for the 2016 Career Day, to be delivered by the current President of American Statistical Association - Professor Jessica Utts of UCI.
Date: 05 March 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Place: McCarthy Hall (Building 18), Cal State at Fullerton
Fee: Free for the event, paid on-campus parking costs. (Please register at Meetup for planning purpose as light snacks and drinks will be provided)
Special Notes: In the morning of 05March, OCLB ASA will hold its annual Career Day at the same location. You are more than welcome to attend both events; but please register both of them at the Meetup. If you want to attend the panel discussion or the panel discussion plus the keynote speech by Professor Utts, you need to register only for the Quarterly Social.