Cassandra Turk

“The most important thing I've gained this summer is a sense of understanding of what it's like to work for a client and produce deliverables on a timeline. The biggest takeaway I've gotten about data science is how much data is missing in the world, and how hard it can be to find. There are a lot of really beautiful, well formatted datasets out there, but sometimes, there just isn't a way to get what you're looking for--and that's often where you come in. There's a lot of time spent putting together these datasets in a meaningful way, and figuring out how to format them in the most helpful way for future work, especially if you're not going to be the ones using them. It's a lot like commenting code, but tagging your columns is really important to ensure that everyone going forward knows how to work with what you've put together.”
Cassandra Turk
Identifying Extreme Events in Wholesale Energy Markets

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