In this Fast Company article, Chris Wiggins, NY Times Chief Data Scientist and Columbia University Professor, he discusses how we create and consume data. He also says, "What we’re aiming to do is try to inform product decisions and marketing decisions, as well as potentially newsroom decisions.”
In our age of information overload, Tony Jebara, associate professor of computer science, is working to help make sense of it all. Armed with a keen sense of order and a penchant for applying the rigor of mathematics to solve problems, he is helping machines seamlessly integrate and organize loads of data for us.
Culligan is principal investigator for the Columbia Green Roof Consortium and is charged with comparing and evaluating the effectiveness of different green roof technologies for use on campus and city buildings. The Consortium, which conducts research on one of New York City’s largest networks of green roof research stations, has been active in engaging high school students, undergraduates, and graduate research assistants in its monitoring efforts.
"Andrew Ledvina used to be a data scientist at Facebook... notably telling a WSJ reporter that when he was there from 2012 to 2014, there was no internal review board that might have had qualms about Facebook’s now infamous emotion manipulation study, that he and other data scientists were allowed to run any test they wanted as long as it didn’t annoy users..."
"Facebook's Data Science team reportedly has run hundreds of experiments without people's knowledge." In a recent CNET article on the news about Facebook's experiments on mood and behavior, aformer data scientist claims that these experiments have happened more often than anticipated.