O’Reilly’s List of the World’s Most Powerful Data Scientists

I came across this list through Bob Gourley‘s post on sys-con.com.  Bob references a Forbes pictorial of Tim O’Reilly’s list of the world’s 7 most powerful data scientists.  O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, where his company publishes plenty of technical resources, and hosts the fast growing Strata conferences.

Bob gives a nice overview of the Forbes list – you should read his analysis here…  But here are O’Reilly’s top seven (well, ten…):

  • Larry Page (Google)
  • Jeff Hammerbacher (Cloudera) and DJ Patil (Greylock Ventures)
  • Sebastian Thrun (Stanford) and Peter Norvig (Google)
  • Elizabeth Warren (Candidate, U.S. Senate, Massachusetts)
  • Todd Park (Dept. Health and Human Services)
  • Alex “Sandy” Pentland (MIT)
  • Hod Lipson and Michael Schmidt (Cornell)

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