Over the last years, organizations in almost every domain have radically changed their decisionmaking processes. They no longer seek to merely satisfy existing stakeholder needs. There is now a fierce competition on who can best tap into the vast amount of available information in order to create new opportunities and more efficient markets.
Data Science has emerged out of this paradigm shift. This new, multidisciplinary style of analysis, utilizes techniques from computer science, mathematics and statistics, while requiring astute problem understanding and good communication skills. It aims to answer questions such as, “how can the datagenerated be useful ?” These anticipation and prediction abilities have made Data Science one of the most active fields in industry with a continuing shortage of talent.
Source : EPFL