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6 LinkedIn Groups Every Data Scientist Should Join

Posted by Heather Hinman on Fri, Jan 17, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Staying informed and up-to-date on the latest industry news doesn't need to be a chore. Havestay connected on linkedin the latest news and trending topics delivered right to your inbox through LinkedIn Groups.

So while you are busy building models, working on consulting projects and dealing with daily frustrations, you won't be left in the dark due to the lack of time for sleuthing around the Internet. There are some excellent LinkedIn groups for data scientists that will help you stay data science-savvy and maintain relationships with other folks in the business. 

1) Advanced Business Analytics, Data Mining and Predictive Modeling

  • Created: September 28, 2007
  • Type: Professional Group
  • Members: 109,037
  • Owner: Vincent Grandville 

Group Profile

Data science, big data, visualization, business analytics, predictive modeling, data mining, web analytics, six sigma, econometrics, business intelligence, computational finance, quant, operations research, machine learning, data analysis, data warehousing, risk management, cloud computing, text mining, BI.

2) Data Mining, Statistics, Big Data, and Data Visualization

  • Created: July 25, 2008
  • Type: Professional Group
  • Members: 36,717
  • Owner: Jon Francis

Group Profile

This is a group for data mining and statistical professionals who wish to expand our network of people and share ideas. Methodological issues are fair game, as well as discussion of software (SAS, R, WEKA, etc), technology (Hadoop, relational databases, etc) conferences, and job postings. Please note that job postings should only be submitted in the Jobs space, while advertising of services should only be submitted in the Promotions space.

3) Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Machine Intelligence and Learning

  • Created: October 2, 2008
  • Type: Professional Group
  • Members: 14,958
  • Owner: Belur V. Dasarathy, Ph.D., FIEE

Group Profile

The Group is intended for all those interested in the areas of Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Machine Intelligence and Learning.


4) KDnuggets Analytics, Data Mining, and Data Science

  • Created: February 4, 2008
  • Type: Professional Group
  • Members: 4,234
  • Owner: Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro

Group Profile

A group for Analytics, Data Mining, and Data Science Professionals and Researchers, interested in solving real-world problems - part of KDnuggets network. 

5) Data Science Central

  • Created:February 10, 2012
  • Type: Professional Group
  • Members: 12,031
  • Owner: Richard Snee

Group Profile

Data Science Central is the industry's online resource for big data practitioners. From Analytics to Data Integration to Visualization, the Data Science Central approach is to provide a community experience that includes a robust editorial platform, social interaction, forum-based technical support, the latest in technology, tools and trends --and industry job opportunities.

6) Advanced Analytics, Predictive Modeling, & Statistical Analyses Professional Group

  • Created: July 10, 2008
  • Type: Professional Group
  • Members: 6,686
  • Owner: John Frischenmeyer

Group Profile

Members are technology professionals with a common foundation of advanced quantitative education and experience in areas of advanced analytics, statistical modeling, data mining and quantitative analyses. Network, collaborate, and find career opportunities.

What is your favorite data science group on LinkedIn? Tell us in the comments below.
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