The first thing to ensure when looking at a list involving subjective judgement is to come up with a good judging rubric. For example, if we were trying to rank the best pizza, what factors would we need to consider? Well, for starters, how chewy is the crust? How tangy is the sauce base? What about the cheese? We could go on and on.
For a data scientist to truly be considered crème de la crème, we have one main consideration – has their work in the field of data science-driven truly meaningful change, whether in terms of dollar revenue or social impact?
Therefore, to jump right in, here is our list of the top 10 data scientists in India today, in no particular order: