Democratizing Data Science – the human in the loop
In this talk I will shortly explain that Data Science is all about
modeling with data. My own goal is the democratization of modeling to make it accessible to a broad audience, especially to those people that have data and want to answer questions based on this data. Often times, these folks are experts in their own fields, but not necessarily experts in math, stats, or computer science. The “secret” weapon in my approach is the appropriate use of visual analysis, leading to the field of Visual Data Science. I will present a number of developments in vis tools that make the interaction with data much easier than ever before. Further, I will talk about the challenges in collaboration between visualization experts and domain scientists in creating visual tools for very specific applications.