EP23 – Data Scientist : Hilary Mason

Hello People,

Here is the eleventh article of my series concerning famous Data Scientists. We will be focused on Data Scientist who turned Entrepreneur. Today we will talk about Hilary Mason. From Bitly to HackNy while Creating Fast Forward Labs

So we will follow the following steps.
(1) Who is this Data Scientist?
(2) What is his work & Entrepreneur project are about?
(3) How can I benefit of such learning insights in my career path & theme selection?

Who is this Data Scientist?

Hilary Mason, is an American data scientist. Her general research area is about data, analysis and application in the business world. Finally I get a data scientist doing such stuff, no more the computer engineer or scientist thing ! Mason, is a consultant & adviser helping business to get the best out of data. Meanwhile, she also gives talk about various fields ranging from e-mail hacking, to machine learning, and more.

“I believe technology should give us superpowers,” Hilary Mason

What is his work about?

Starting her business data dedicated career at Bitly, Mason co-founded HackNY, a non-profit that helps talented engineering students (2010). She was also on the Fortune 40 under 40 Ones to Watch list (2011). later on, she received the TechFellows Engineering Leadership award (2012).

She is known as the founder of technology startup Fast Forward Labs as well as Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners.

HackNY: Co-organized by faculty from NYU and Columbia, HackNY has since February 2010 organized the HackNY Fellows program and HackNY student Hackathons during the school year in order to create and empower a community of student-technologists

Fast Forward Labs: Fast Forward Labs helps organizations accelerate their data science and machine intelligence capabilities. Every quarter we profile a different near future technology, producing a report on its development and a prototype demonstrating its application. Paired with our advising services, our reports and prototypes enable you to make the most of the recently possible.

How can I benefit of such learning insights in my career path & theme selection?

Mason is an outstanding Data Scientist for her initial contributions to data analysis itself. Her Career path between business and research represent a blueprint for future data scientist wishing to apply data for insight generation.

She got me with this caption: “Simply: I make beautiful things with data.”

Mason belongs more to the entrepreneurs Data Scientist due to her inclination to work in business related fields and advising. Being inclined to generate insights via machine learning, data analysis, coding and related tools for business while being a consultant, she fits as a role model for me on my DoctoRoad.

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