stylianos kampakis

My name is Stylianos (Stelios) Kampakis and I am a data scientist. I am also a member of the Royal Statistical Society,and the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. I am also an educator in data science running online and in-person courses on the subject.

I have been academically active in the area of data science for around 5 years, and 3 years as a professional. Coming from a diverse background (that includes soft sciences such as Psychology and music studies, to a PhD in Computer Science and a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics) has given me a unique perspective in the world of data science.

Throughout my career my main drives has been scientific curiosity and the search for knowledge and objective truth. In our age, the best method by far we’ve come up with until now is data analysis. The different perspectives on the use of data (statistics, machine learning, data mining, qualitative methods, etc.) gave rise to the term “data science“.

Some people dispute the use of the validity of the term “data science”, but in my opinion, data science can now be treated as a new field on its own. This blog will outline my opinions and  insights about this field.

More specifically, I have created this blog for the following reasons:

1) I want to share some of my opinions and perspectives with others, whether they are fellow data scientists, or professionals that care about the field (e.g. academics or executives).

2) I want to make data science accessible to a non-technical audience.

3) I want to educate new data scientists in the field.

This blog will be a mix of technical articles, articles for a wider audience and, occasionally, scientific articles not focused on data science.

I hope that you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it!