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A Very Short History of Data Science

          

Gil Press is researching the origin and evolution of data science as a discipline and a profession and collects some significant milestones.

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Whats The Big Data, Gil Press, April 26, 2012

I'm in the process of researching the origin and evolution of data science as a discipline and a profession. Here are the milestones that I have picked up so far, tracking the evolution of the term "data science," attempts to define it, and some related developments. I would greatly appreciate any pointers to additional key milestones (events, publications, etc.).

1974 Peter Naur publishes Concise Survey of Computer Methods in Sweden and the United States.

1989 Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro organizes and chairs the first Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) workshop. In 1995, it became the annual ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD).

1996 Members of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) meet in Tokyo for their biennial conference. For the first time, the term "data science" is included in the title of the conference ("Data science, classification, and related methods").

Data Science History

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June 2009 Nathan Yau writes in "Rise of the Data Scientist": "As we've all read by now, Google's chief economist Hal Varian commented in January that the next sexy job in the next 10 years would be statisticians

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May 2011 Pete Warden writes in "Why the term 'data science' is flawed but useful": "There is no widely accepted boundary for what's inside and outside of data science's scope. Is it just a faddish rebranding of statistics?

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Comments:

Yun xiong
Thank you. The term 'data science' has been used and started from many years ago. some related references about the history as follows, Dataology and Data Science: Up to Now , Data Explosion, Data Nature and Dataology, or Dataology and Data Science: Up to Now (PDF)

datascience.fudan.edu.cn


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