Top Data Science Influencers To Follow on Twitter (2020)

Werner Vogels: Werner Hans Peter Vogels is the chief technology officer and vice president of Amazon in charge of driving technology innovation within the company. Vogels has broad internal and external responsibilities.

Andrew Ng: Co-Founder of Coursera; Stanford CS adjunct faculty. Former head of Baidu AI Group/Google Brain. #ai#machinelearning#deeplearning#MOOCs

Jeff Hammerbacher: Jeff along with DJ Patil coined the term ‘Data Scientist’. Jeff is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Cloudera. Previously, he led the Data Team at Facebook.

Travis Oliphant: Creator of SciPy, NumPy, and Numba; founder and Director of Anaconda, Inc. Founder of NumFOCUS. CEO of Quansight

Monica Rogati: Data Science & AI advisor; fractional CDO. Former VP of Data @Jawbone & @LinkedIn data scientist. Equity Partner @DCVC. CMU CS PhD.

Chris Albon: Using data to fight for something that matters. Director of Data Science @DevotedHealth. Created Cofounded @TheRealYonder

Kirk Borne: Principal Data Scientist and Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Big Data & Data Science advisor, TedX speaker, researcher, blogger, Data Literacy advocate.
Worldwide top influencer since 2013, Social Reporter for your Data Event…

Peter Skomoroch: Machine Learning, AI, Data Science Exec & Investor. Past: Cofounder/CEO @SkipFlag (acq by @Workday), EIR at @Accel, Early data team lead @LinkedIn, ML @AOL@MIT

Randy Olson: Lead Data Scientist, @LifeEpigenetics. #MachineLearning, #AI, and #DataViz. Community leader for @DataIsBeautiful. #OpenScience advocate.

Ronald van Loon: Director Adversitement•Helping Data-Driven Companies Generating Success•Top10 Big Data, Data Science, IoT, AI Influencer

Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, Ph.D.Gregory Piatetsky is a well-known expert in Big Data, Business Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science, and Machine Learning and is among top influencers in those fields. He is the president of KDnuggets, a leading site in the field, with over 500,000 visitors per month and over 250,000 subscribers/followers. Gregory is also the founder of KDD (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conferences) and co-founder and past chair of ACM SIGKDD, the professional association for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. You can follow him on LinkedIn.

David Robinson: Chief Data Scientist at @DataCamp#rstatsfan/evangelist

Gilad Lotan: Head of Data Science & Analytics @buzzfeed

Bernard Marr: Bernard Marr is an internationally best-selling author, popular keynote speaker, futurist, and a strategic business & technology advisor to governments and companies. He helps organizations improve their business performance, use data more intelligently, and understand the implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchains, and the Internet of Things.

 Evan Sinar, PhD: Chief Scientist & VP at Development Dimensions International (@DDIworld); Author & Top Influencer on #leadership | #dataviz | #analytics | #datascience | #iot

Jeff Leek: Professor @ JHBSPH, co-editor Simply Statistics, co-director JHU Data Science Lab. co-founder Problem Forward Data Science.

 Cindi Howson: Gartner VP Research, Business intelligence, data & analytics. Product insights from hands-on testing. #data4good#womenintech.

 Jen Stirrup: Jen is a data strategist and technologist, SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP), founder ofData Relish Ltd, SQLFamily and community advocate, public speaker and blogger, published author ofTableau Dashboard Cookbook and Teched Alumni speaker.

 Hilary Mason:  Hilary is a general manager, machine learning, at Cloudera. She was the founder and CEO of Fast Forward Labs, an applied machine learning research company that Cloudera acquired in 2017. She also serves as data scientist in residence at Accel Partners, a leading global venture capital firm.

 Bob E. Hayes: Researcher, writer, and consultant, B.O.B. holds a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology. Interests in #datascience#cx#statistics#machinelearning

Tamara Dull:  Principal Open Source Technologist at Amazon Web Services

Dr. GP Pulipaka: Chief Data Scientist at Confidential | PostDoc CS, PhD | Top Data Science Influencer | #SAP | Bestselling Author

Roger D. Peng: Professor @jhubiostat; Author of R Programming for Data Science; Co-editor of @simplystats; Co-host of @NSSDeviations@theeffortreport podcasts

Gary King: Harvard Professor (social scientist, statistician). Co-founder OpenScholar, Crimson Hexagon, Learning Catalytics, Perusall, etc.

Hadley Wickham: Chief Scientist at RStudio, and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of AucklandStanford University, and Rice University.

Craig Brown, PhD: Dr. Craig Brown is a top Techpreneur and Technology expert covering 28+ years of various technological and innovative projects for top fortune 1000 companies. He is also a Big Data subject matter expert, a technology & business consultant, philanthropist, cancer survivor and mentor.

Carla Gentry: Data Scientist & Owner Analytical-Solution DataNerd RT ≠ equal endorsement. Love sharing info about #DataScience#WIT

Note: The above list of influencers are selected on the basis of their research work, social media influence, funding goals and achievements, and their association with startups and innovation in the Data Science domain. 

Please note: This is not a ranking article.

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