Winning with Data Science with Howard Friedman, PhD

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Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: Winning with Data Science

Instructor: Dr. Howard Friedman Engr '98 (MSE), Med '99(PhD)

Brought to you by Odyssey   

April 04, 2024 (1 Session)  

Thursday, 6PM,  ET  

Virtual via Zoom 



Course Description: Whether you are a newly minted MBA or a project manager at a Fortune 500 company, data science will play a major role in your career. Knowing how to communicate effectively with data scientists in order to obtain maximum value from their expertise is essential. 

This course is a compelling and comprehensive guide to data science, emphasizing its real-world business applications and focusing on how to collaborate productively with data science teams. This course will walk participants through each step of managing a data science project, from understanding the different roles on a data science team to identifying the right software.

 This course will equip participants with critical questions to ask data analysts, statisticians, data scientists, and other technical experts to avoid wasting time and money. It provides clear explanations of key terms, tools, and techniques, illustrated through practical examples. The book follows the stories of Kamala and Steve, two professionals who need to collaborate with data science teams to achieve their business goals in a narrative approach. 

*Participants who sign up by the 21st of March will receive a copy of his award-winning book in the mail.


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ABOUT Dr. Howard Friedman
Author, Data Scientist, Consultant & Medical Professional

Howard Steven Friedman is a data scientist, health economist, and writer with decades of experience in the private sector, public sector and academia.

Friedman’s private sector experience includes being a director at Capital One where he led teams of statisticians, analysts and programmers in various areas of operations and marketing. Later he founded a number of companies focused on data analytics with a focus on health care, finance, telecommunications, and retail. He also has specific experience supporting private equity firms where he has led analytic teams on projects, communicated to senior executive and lay-audiences, and taught data science to technical and non-technical teams.

His public sector work has focused on public health and applications of data science and statistics. This work has included leading many research projects for governments and international organizations.

His academic work includes teaching at data science, statistics, and program evaluation at Columbia University. He has authored/co-authored over 100 scientific articles and book chapters in areas of applied statistics, health economics and politics.

In June 2012, Prometheus Books released his book Measure of a Nation. This book focuses on how to improve America by first comparing its performance with thirteen competitive industrial nations, then identifying the best practices found throughout the world that can be adopted here in the United States. Measure of a Nation was named by Jared Diamond as the best book of 2012 in an interview published in the New York Times.

Friedman’s other published books include three Statistical Software manuals, an e-book on government financing, A Modest Proposal for America (2013), and a poetry book, Angels and Stardust (1995).

His book on how human life is valued, Ultimate Price (2020), was translated in numerous languages.  His latest release, Winning With Data Science (2024), shows business managers and leaders how to be a good data science customer by focusing on important questions to ask the data science team.

 Event Date
Thursday, April 4, 2024
Start Time: 6:00pm EDT
End Time: 7:00pm EDT

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