Profiles in Data Science: Monica Rogati

Current position: Senior Research Scientist – Analytics, LinkedIn

Bio: Built the LinkedIn product analytics team from 2 to 10 data scientists. Spearheaded many of LinkedIn’s key products: the Talent Match system that matches jobs to candidates; the first machine learning model for People You May Know; and the first version of Groups You May Like. Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon.

Quotable quote: “By definition all scientists are data scientists. In my opinion, they are half hacker, half analyst, they use data to build products and find insights. It’s Columbus meet Columbo – starry eyed explorers and skeptical detectives.”

Papers/presentations/posts/interviews:  Lies, Damned Lies, and the Data Scientist; Monica Rogati interviewed at Strata Summit 2011; The Model and the Train Wreck – A Training Data How-To; The Data-Driven Parent

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