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The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.

Data Skeptic Kyle Polich

    • Technology
    • 4.5 • 482 Ratings

The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.

    Polarizing Trends in the Gig Economy

    Polarizing Trends in the Gig Economy

    On the show today, Fabian Braesemann, a research fellow at the University of Oxford, joins us to discuss his study analyzing the gig economy. He revealed the trends he discovered since remote work became mainstream, the factors causing spatial polarization and some downsides of the gig economy. Listen to learn what he found. 

    • 46 min
    Remote Learning in Applied Engineering

    Remote Learning in Applied Engineering

    On the show today, we interview Mouhamed Abdulla, a professor of Electrical Engineering at Sheridan Institute of Technology. Mouhamed joins us to discuss his study on remote teaching and learning in applied engineering. He discusses how he embraced the new approach after the pandemic, the challenges he faced and how he tackled them. Listen to find out more.
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    • 25 min
    Remote Productivity

    Remote Productivity

    It is difficult to estimate the effect on remote working across the board. Darja Šmite, who speaks with us today, is a professor of Software Engineering at the Blekinge Institute of Technology. In her recently published paper, she analyzed data on several companies' activities before and after remote working became prevalent. She discussed the results found, why they were and some subtle drawbacks of remote working. Check it out!  
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    • 29 min
    Does Remote Learning Work?

    Does Remote Learning Work?

    We explore this complex question in two interviews today.  First, Kasey Wagoner describes 3 approaches to remote lab sessions and an analysis of which was the most instrumental to students.  Second, Tahiya Chowdhury shares insights about the specific features of video-conferencing platforms that are lacking in comparison to in-person learning. Click here for additional show notes on our website!
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    • 48 min
    Covid-19 Impact on Bicycle Usage

    Covid-19 Impact on Bicycle Usage

    In this episode, we speak with Abdullah Kurkcu, a Lead Traffic Modeler. Abdullah joins us to discuss his recent study on the effect of COVID-19 on bicycle usage in the US. He walks us through the data gathering process, data preprocessing, feature engineering, and model building. Abdullah also disclosed his results and key takeaways from the study. Listen to find out more.  Click here for additional show notes on our website.
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    • 31 min
    Learning Digital Fabrication Remotely

    Learning Digital Fabrication Remotely

    Today, we are joined by Jennifer Jacobs and Nadya Peek, who discuss their experience in teaching remote classes for a course that is largely hands-on. The discussion was focused on digital fabrication, why it is important, the prospect for the future, the challenges with remote lectures, and everything in between.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
482 Ratings

482 Ratings

Mike K, MKG Marketing ,

Always learning about data w/ Kyle

Similar to one of my other favorite analysts - Avinash Kaushik - Kyle constantly pushes & challenges assumptions to arrive at opportunities or actions clearly supported by data. I always learn something tuning into the show.

Steveo CO ,

Amazing

I have been following for a few months now. If you’re looking for a wide perspective on big data and AI, this is the place. Kyle has a wide knowledge base, he’s not focused on a simple thing, rather, he explores multiple models, to help with research. His guests are amazing. I can’t wait to be invited to appear on the show to discuss standard operations

The Happy Barista ,

Best Data Science Podcast!

This is my favorite data science podcast! Kyle interviews such interesting guests and covers the coolest papers. This podcast has covered multiple methods that I have applied to problems as a practicing data scientist. I’m always excited when a new episode comes out!

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