Kaiser Fung is a well-respected educator who has taught at Columbia University and New York University, as well as an analytics leader who trains the next generation of data science and analytics professionals.
A few of Kaiser’s former students have provided testimonials for his teaching and career mentorship.
I have had the pleasure of being a part of Prof Kaiser Fung’s Business Analytics class at New York University. I think my biggest takeaway from his class was a strong number sense and the approach to handle data in a very logical and practical way. Prof Fung gave us a complete insight into the world of data analytics and simplified the process of data cleaning, analyzing and visualizing.
At the end of the class I walked away with a very objective attitude towards the complex world of data analytics. I really appreciate the invaluable real world insights and cases that were discussed in class. What most coding and technical classes can teach you is the ability to absorb a particular language and its nuances, but Prof Fung’s class groomed me with a critical and analytical mindset towards handling complex data problems, the potential to model data based on core statistical concepts, and the ability to determine the integrity of data in a very realistic way.
Being a statistician, Prof Fung not only gives you the requisite quantitative skills, but being an industry expert for years, he also gives you the soft skills which most analytics classes do not give. I definitely think the world of analytics needs more Professors like Prof Kaiser Fung because anyone can teach you numbers but not everyone can give you a “Numbersense”.
Kaiser Fung’s class on careers in data science is not only a comprehensive overview of the field, its roles and the skills associated with them, it is also probably the only one of its kind. Kaiser is one of the few people in the data arena that I have met who is a high-powered scientist, a great communicator and has had extensive business experience. As a result, Kaiser’s perspective takes in everything from coding to management skills from the highest levels of academia and business. His class enabled me to identify an area that makes sense for my technical skills a personality-based, human point of view as well. The information in this class was invaluable in my recent career change.
To quote the great scientist, Astronaut Kalpana Chawla, “The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get onto it and the perseverance to follow it.”