Data Science Resources

Resources for Data Scientists and those interested in the field

If you are new to the field of Data Science or you are a seasoned expert, you need access to professional opportunities, research and associations so you can sharpen your skills, share information and collaborate with like-minded professionals. The resources provided encompass all levels of data science, with a look at various technologies, great people and research institutions to follow in the field and more. If you are looking to expand your skill set with a training or webinar, attend a conference, join a professional organization, or even get a Master’s in Computer Science we have the information for you. As a student, potential student or as a professional, these resources can provide a fresh outlook and a new eye to concepts you may use daily.

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Data Science Associations

Data Science Association

The DSA supports the Data Science community through a membership organization, competency and advancing data science.

American Statistical Association

The American Statistical Association has membership, meetings, and publications promoting the practice and profession of statistics.

International Conference on Data Mining

The ICDM is the world’s premier conference on data mining, hosted every two years in a new city where experts convene and present research results.

International Data Science and Engineering Association

IDEAS hosts a conference, has a certification and membership opportunities bridging the gap between academia and the industry.

Driven Data

Driven Data hosts online challenges where a global community of data scientists work to find the best statistical models for various problems.

Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

SIGKDD provides a forum for the advancement of knowledge discovery and data mining for all data stored in computers and networks.


INFORMS is an international association for professionals in Operations Research and Analytics. 

Data Mining Group

The Data Mining Group develops data mining standards including PMML and PFA where companies can become members.

International Institute for Analytics

The International Institute for Analytics works with organizations to improve their analytics performance.

Digital Analytics Association

The Digital Analytics Association advances the use of data through community and professional development.

Association for Computing Machinery

The San Francisco Bay chapter of the ACM has professional development, a science fair, videos and more to provide a forum for exchange of ideas.

Special Interest Group of Management of Data

The ACM SIGMOD is interested in database management systems and data management technology for developers, researchers and academics.

Data Science Blogs

Edwin Chen's Blog

In Edwin Chen’s blog neural networks are discussed in depth and mathematically the process of how neural networks function is explained in depth. 

Machine Learning Theory

Machine Learning Theory is an online subscription that allows followers to comment about Reinforcement Learning Workshops and use reviews to benefit the community.

Statistical Modeling, Casual Inference, and Social Science

This blog goes over in-depth solutions to equations that have multiple variables and discusses common mistakes made during the problem solving process.

No Free Hunch

No Free Hunch is the official blog of which compiles a diverse amount of blogs featuring topics that range from analyzing ethereum classic to helpful insights into crowdfunding.

Smart Data Collective

The Smart Data Collective helps users track their KPI’s but providing thorough data reports and dashboards and also provides tips for writing Linux device drivers.

Data Science Central

Data Science Central is an online technology-based resource for data practitioners that provides an educational platform for forum-based support.


Combines interesting topics regarding ML in a easy to ready way that will intrigue readers and remove any frustration from theories and methods that may be difficult to understand

Walking Randomly

Walking Randomly goes into in-depth discussions regarding high-cost computing in regards to utilizing the cloud vs. utilizing on-site cost comparison.

Data Mining Blog

Data Mining Blog discusses research and applications in regards to data mining. Posts in this blog forum feature topics including research issues, recent applications and important events.

What's the Big Data

What’s the Big Data is a blog that was designed to discuss availability of on-demand computing and storage resources in the cloud.


Applied AI with DeepLearning, IBM Watson IoT

100% online advanced certificate programs the Applied AI with DeepLearning, IBM Watson IoT Data Science Certificate course teaches machine learning, apache spark, deep learning and ISTM.

Cloudera Certified Associate: Data Analyst

Cloudera provides a blend of on demand learning and instructor led training that is available for the CCA Data Analyst. Credential is earned after passing the CCA159 course.

Data Science Council of America (DASCA)

The Data Science Council of America is also known as DASCA and is the world’s most sought after standards body and credentialing body in regards to the data science profession. 

Dell EMC Data Scientist Advance Analytics Specialist

Dell EMC Data Scientist Advance Analytics Specialist is designed to build on the skills developed in the Associate level course in big science and big data analytics. 

IBM Certified Data Architect

IBM Certified Data Architect is a certification earned that will require one works closely with the customer and the solutions architect to translate the customer’s business requirements into a Big Data solution.

SAS Certified Data Scientist

SAS Certified Data Scientist certification is for individuals that can deploy models at scale who have been able to manipulate and gain insights from big data with a variety of SAS and open source tools and make business recommendations.


Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science


The Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science will help to expand careers by Learning data science fundamentals, key data science tools, and widely-used programming languages.

SAS Certified Big Data Professional

The SAS Certified Big Data Professional certification is presented as 9 courses, case studies and 2 guides. You can demonstrate your ability to use the tools and technology designed to handle big data.

Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)

Certified Analytics Professional is better known as CAP and is a premier global professional certification that is for practitioners in the analytics industry.

Cloudera Certified Professional: CCP Data Engineer

These certification programs provide a perfect blend of instructor led training as well as on demand learning. The CCP Data Engineer program requires candidates to have in-depth experience.

Dell EMC Data Scientist Associate (EMCDSA)

The Dell EMC Data Scientist Associate certification evaluates a candidate’s knowledge and validates your ability to apply the techniques and tools that are required by big data analytics.

HDP Data Science

HDP Data Science analyzes the data science lifeline and analyzes data through techniques such as predictive analytics, machine learning, and data mining.

Microsoft MCSE: Data Management and Analytics

The Microsoft MCSE: Data Management and Analytics certification works both on-premises and in cloud environments to demonstrate your skill set in regards to QL administration and building enterprise-scale data solutions.

Microsoft Certified Azure Data Scientist Associate


The Microsoft Certified Azure Data Scientist Associate will utilize their skills to apply Azure’s machine learning techniques to train, evaluate, and deploy models that solve business problems.

SAS Certified Advanced Analytics Professional

The SAS Certified Advanced Analytics Professional is a certificate program that can easily be obtained from home during down time. This certification is for people who analyze big data with a variety of statistical analysis and predictive modeling techniques.



The Symposium on Data Science and Statistics has a list of conferences where you can learn about new methodologies and data tools.

Women in Statistics and Data Science

The Women in Statistics and Data Science conference is for women working in statistics and data science will gather and find unique opportunities to grow their influence, community, and knowledge.

Data Science NY

The Data Science NY conference discusses the current data-driven culture through peer-to-peer analysis for top data science minds.

Chief Analytics Officers and Influencers

The Chief Analytics Officers and Influencers convention is an executive-level event for analytics professionals to learn about the latest tools, techniques, and real world case studies.


Modern Data Management

The Modern Data Management summit discusses topics within master data management, big data analytics, data science.

AI and Data Science in Trading

The AI and Data Science in Trading conference is a major event for senior management from hedge funds and investment banks to discover how to maximize this opportunity.

Marketing Analytics and Data Science

The Marketing Analytics and Data Science convention introduces trends and insights to help professionals apply technology and methods that effectively help solve business problems.

Business Analytics Conference

Business Analytics Conference unites over 1,000 leading analytics professionals and industry experts who will actively aim to discover new mathematical solutions to problems.

Open Science Data Conference

The Open Science Data Conference is one of the largest gatherings of professional data scientists within the USA, Europe and Asia.

SAS Global Forum

The SAS Global Forum in Texas consists of demos and sessions from top-tier organizations clearly revealed the transformative capability of analytics. 

Global Big Data Conference

The Global Big Data Conference is held annually in various cities with speakers from companies like Amazon, Uber and Microsoft.

The Data Science Conference

The Data Science Conference in Chicago Illinois is a vendor-free, sponsor-free, and recruiter-free meeting space for data scientists that discuss big science and big data.

Deep Learning Summit

The Deep Learning Summit brings together the smartest minds in AI from both industry and academia. 

Data Science Salon


The Data Science Salon unites the brightest leaders in the media and entertainment and health care and technology industries. 

Data Institute

The Data Institute promotes the next generation of cross-disciplinary research by drawing leaders in the industry together to discuss pressing topics.

Strata Data Conference

The Strata Data Conference promotes an exchange of knowledge between data scientists, executives, engineers, developers, and researchers from a wide range of industries.



 AnacondaCON is a conference where professionals discover the best practices for developing ML/AI pipelines from laptop to production.

Big Data in Healthcare

Big Data in Healthcare hosts summits to bring together big data analysts and health care professionals to promote Big Data more effectively for the benefit of the Health Sector.


The MLConf shares lessons learned in machine learning by providing and encouraging the best practices to achieve success. 



Dezyre features free live webinars for the introduction to machine learning algorithms for data science


Gartner is an online research tool that that discusses in depth the essentials of data science and machine learning.

Statistical Computing

Statistical Computing is a visual reporting application that connects directly to R and is designed with a drag-and-drop interface allows you effortlessly connect to libraries and packages.

Data Science Central

Data Science Central is an online resource for big data practitioners. This resource site also features statistics, forums, jobs and podcasts.



KDNuggets hosts webinars and podcasts in regards to AI, Big Data, Data Science and Machine Learning. 

Data Science

Oracle + Data Science establishes introductions and fundamentals involved in data science and the adoption of AI.


EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training

EPSRC Center for Doctoral Training is a cohort-based PhD with training and industry opportunities.

NYU Center for Data Science

The NYU Center for Data Science is New York University’s university-wide initiative in data science and statistics.

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota features a wide range of data mining activities of interest to Data Science students.

Boston University

Boston University research site discusses pressing topics that include how machine learning.

Singapore Management University

Singapore Management University openly posts data science and engineering research areas that feature key research capabilities.


Data Science Research at UF highlights influence extraction from social networks and query processing over large knowledge bases.