Monday, March 09, 2015

On the Case at Mount Sinai, It’s Dr. Data -

An excerpt from Steve Lohr's latest book, “Data-ism: The Revolution Transforming Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, and Almost Everything Else," which will be published tomorrow

"Eric Schadt, the computational biologist who recruited Mr. Hammerbacher to Mount Sinai, says the goal is to transform medicine into an information science, where data and computing are marshaled to deliver breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Mount Sinai is only one of several major medical schools turning to data science as a big part of the future of medicine and health care.

They are reaching out to people like Mr. Hammerbacher, whose career arc traces the evolution of data science as it has spread across the economy. After a job designing trading models at Bear Stearns, he worked for a few important years at Facebook, where he started the social network’s data team and made his reputation and a tidy sum. Next, he was one of four founders of Cloudera, a fast-growing company that makes software tools for data science. And now he is immersed in medicine."
On the Case at Mount Sinai, It’s Dr. Data -
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