Top Skills for a Data Scientist – 2019

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We look at the top key skills required for a data scientist updated for 2019. We do so by gathering 2000 job posts and using text mining to retrieve information. We also use algorithms to find out how each skill is related to another. Finally, we look at implications of identifying the in-demand skills that will effect the workforce and economy. Read More “Top Skills for a Data Scientist – 2019”

Top Skills for a Data Scientist – 2018

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We look at the top key skills required for a data scientist. We do so by gathering 1000 job posts and using text mining to retrieve information. We also use algorithms to find out how each skill is related to another. Finally, we look at implications of identifying the in-demand skills that will effect the workforce and economy.

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Consequences of Severe Weather Events on the U.S. Population Health and Economy

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This report describes the harmful impact of severe weather events on the American population health and economy. To study the top weather events, we obtained the data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) storm database. NOAA keeps records of fatalities, injuries as well as estimates on property and crop damage. We specifically look at the years 1995 to 2011 because earlier years’ data is largely incomplete. From the storm database, we do an analysis to extract the top 10 severe weather events affecting population health and the economy. Our results show that severe events during warm climate months and storm seasons have the greatest impact on population health and the economy. Flooding, excessive heat and tornadoes are such examples. We also found that the economic consequences are significantly higher for properties than crops, as expected.
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