A non-comprehensive list of awesome female data people on Twitter

I was just talking to a student who mentioned she didn’t know Jenny Bryan was on Twitter. She is and she is an awesome person to follow. I also realized that I hadn’t seen a good list of women on Twitter who do stats/data. So I thought I’d make one. This list is what I could make in 15 minutes based on my own feed and will, with 100% certainty, miss really people. Can you please add them in the comments and I’ll update the list?

  • @JennyBryan (Jenny Bryan) statistics professor at UBC, teaching a great intro to data science class right now.
  • @hspter (Hilary Parker) data analyst at Etsy (former Hopkins grad student!) and co-creator (I think) of #rcatladies, also wrote this nice post on writing an R package from scratch
  • @acfrazee (Alyssa Frazee) Ph.D. student at Hopkins, writes a great blog on data stuff, works on statistical genomics
  • @emsweene57 (Elizabeth Sweeney) - Hopkins Ph.D. student, developer of methods for neuroimaging.
  • @hmason (Hilary Mason) - currently running one of my favorite startups Fast Forward Labs, but basically needs no introduction, one of the biggest names in data science right now.
  • @sherrirose (Sherri Rose) - former Hopkins postdoc, now at Harvard. Literally wrote the book on targeted learning.
  • @eloyan_ani (Ani Eloyan) - Hopkins Biostat faculty, working on neuroimaging and EMRs. Lead the team that won the ADHD-200 competition.
  • @mrogati (Monica Rogati) - Former Linkedin data scientist, now running the data team at Jawbone.
  • @annmariastat (AnnMaria De Mars) - runs the Julia group, also world class judoka, writes one of my favorite stats/education blogs
  • @kara_woo (Kara Woo) - Works at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and maintains their projections blog
  • @jhubiostat (Betsy Ogburn) - Hopkins biostat faculty, not technically her account. But she is the reason this is the funniest/best academic department twitter account out there.
  • @lovestats  (Annie Pettit) - Does surveys and data quality/MRX work. If you are into MRX, check out her blog.
  • @ProfEmilyOster (Emily Oster) - Econ professor at U Chicago. Has been my favorite writer for FiveThirtyEight since their relaunch.
  • @monachalabi (Mona Chalabi) - writer for FiveThirtyEight, I like her “Am I normal” series of posts.
  • @lisaczhang  (Lisa Zhang)- cofounder of Polychart.
  • @notawful (Jessica Hartnett) - professor at Gannon University, writes a great blog on teaching statistics.
  • @AliciaOshlack (Alicia Oshlack) - researcher at Murdoch Children’s research institute, one of the real superstars in computational genomics.
  • @AmeliaMN (Amelia McNamara) - graduate student at UCLA, works on the Mobilize project and other awesome data education initiatives in LA school system.
  •  @leighadlr (LEIGH ARINO DE LA RUBIA) Editor in chief of DataScience.LA
  • @inesgn (Ines Germendia) - data scientist working on official statistics at Basque Statistics - Eustat
  • @sgrifter  (Sandy Griffith) - Biostat Ph.D., fellow #rcatladies creator, professor at the Cleveland Clinic in quantitative medicine
  • @ladamic (Lada Adamic) - professor at Michigan, teacher of really highly regarded social network analysis class on Coursera, now at Facebook (I think)
  • @stephaniehicks - (Stephanie Hicks) postdoc in compbio at Harvard, lead teaching assistant for Data Science course at Harvard.
  • @ansate - (Melissa Santos) manager of Hadoop infrastructure at Etsy, maintainer of the women in data list below.
  • <@lauramclay> (Laura McClay) - professor of operations research at UW Madison, writes a blog with an amazing name: Punk Rock Operations Research.
  • @bioannie (Laura Hatfield) - professor at Harvard, also has one of the best data titles I’ve ever heard: Princess of Bayesia
  • @kaythaney (Kaitlin Thaney)  - director of the Mozilla Science Lab, also works with Data Kind UK.
  • <@laurieskelly>  (Laurie Skelly)- Data scientist at Data Scope analytics
  • @bo_p (Bo Peng) - Data scientist at Data Scope analytics
  • @siminaboca (Simina Boca) - former Hopkins Ph.D. student, now assistant professor at Georgetown in Biomedical informatics.
  • @HelenPowell01 (Helen Powell) - postdoc in Biostatistics at Hopkins, works on statistics for relationship between air pollution and health.
  • @victoriastodden (Victoria Stodden) - one of the leaders in the legal and sociological aspects of reproducible research.
  • @hannawallach (Hanna Wallach) - CS professor and researcher at Microsoft Research NY.
  • @kralljr (Jenna Krall) - postdoctoral fellow in environmental statistics at Emory (Hopkins grad!)
  • @LssLi (Shanshan Li) - professor of Biostatistics at IUPI, works on neuroimaging, aging and epidemiology (Hopkins grad!)
  • @aheineike (Amy Heineike) - director of mathematics at Quid, also excellent interviewee.
  • @mathbabedotorg (Cathy O’Neil) program director of the Lede Program at Columbia’s J School, writes a very popular data science blog.
  • @ameiliashowalter (Amelia Showalter)  Former director of digital analytics for Obama2012. Data consultant.
  • @minebocek (Mine Cetinkaya Rundel) Professor at Duke, teaches the great statistics MOOC from them based on OpenIntro.
  • @YennyWebbV (Yenny Webb Vargas) Ph.D. student in Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins, one of the founders of Bmore Biostats and a blogger
  • @OMGannaks (Anna Smith) - former data scientist at Bitly, now analytics engineer at rentherunway.
  • @kristin_linn (Kristin Linn) - postdoc at UPenn, formerly NC State grad student, part of the awesome statistics band (!) @TheFifthMoment
  • @ledell (Erin LeDell) - grad student in Biostatistics at Berkeley working on machine learning, co-author of subsemble R package.
  • @atmccann (Allison McCann) - writer for FiveThirtyEight. Data viz person, my favorite post of hers is how to debug a jet
  • @ReginaNuzzo (Regina Nuzzo) - stats prof and freelance writer. Her piece on p-values in Nature just won the statistical reporting award.
  • @jrfAleks (Aleks Collingwood) - programme manager for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Working on poverty and aging.
  • @abarysh (Anastasia Baryshnikova) - princeton Lewis-Sigler fellow, co-leader of major project on large international yeast knockout study.
  • @sharon000 (Sharon Machlis) - online managing editor at Computerworld.
  • @2plus2make5 (Emma Pierson) - Stanford undergrad, Rhodes Scholar, frequent contributor to FiveThirtyEight and other data blogs.
  • @mandyfmejia (Mandy Mejia) - Johns Hopkins PhD student, brain imaging analyzer, also writes a great blog!

I have also been informed that these Twitter lists are probably better than my post. But I’ll keep updating my list anyway cause I want to know who all the right people to follow are!

 

 
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