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Data Science Top Influencers


Data Science A-list - latest update: @analyticbridge, @derrickharris, @kdnuggets, @rwang0, @gilpress, @cloud_aware, @swgoof, @data_nerd, and @al3xandru.



From: Gregory Piatetsky
The latest update (as of Jan 26, 2013) of the Data Science A-list, curated by Gil Press includes these 10 leaders below.

In addition to Reach (audience size), Resonance (ability to engage their community), and Relevance (to Data Science context), defined by Traackr, I also added Klout influence scores as of Jan 30, 2013.

Influencer Klout Reach Resonance Relevance
1. Vincent Granville, Analytic Bridge, @analyticbridge 52 100 40 91
2. Derrick Harris,GigaOM, @derrickharris 59 84 83 82
3. Gregory Piatetsky, KDnuggets, @kdnuggets 65 72 73 85
4. R Ray Wang, Constellation Research, @rwang0 66 94 81 79
5. Gil Press, gPress, @gilpress 57 68 70 78
6. Jian Zhen, VMware, @cloud_aware 46 91 65 74
7. Ryan Swanstrom, Wells Fargo @swgoof 48 28 80 79
8. Carla Gentry, Analytical-Solution @data_nerd 61 71 21 80
9. Alex Popescu, MyNoSQL, @al3xandru 56 86 80 63
10. Maria Deutscher, SiliconANGLE na 65 41 73

 
Most of the influencers get their influence from Twitter, except for Derrick Harris and Maria Deutscher - the 2 journalists on the list.

In comparison with a similar Data Science A-list from March 2012, only 2 names have remained among top 10:

  • Gregory Piatetsky, @kdnuggets (in 3rd place both years)
  • Alex Popescu, MyNoSQL, @al3xandru (dropped from #1 to #9).

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