Will went to Cornell for a B.A. in physics and to Rutgers to get his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. He focused on cancer research, studying pathology images. While working on writing his dissertation, he got more and more involved in Kaggle competitions, finishing very near the top in multiple competitions, and now works for Kaggle. Here’s what Will had to say.
Crowd-sourcing in Kaggle
What is a data scientist? Some say it’s someone who is better at stats than an engineer and better at engineering than a statistician. But one could argue it’s actually someone who is worse at stats than a statistician and worse at engineering than an engineer. Being a…
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