50 Data Science Gurus (and 10 Organizations) You Must Follow On Twitter

Get ready to up your data science game on Twitter.

Our own Ben Bruning (@NCSUalum) recently scoured the Twitterverse for top data science accounts.

Ben started with a search for “data science” and “data scientist,” then chose accounts with a strong focus on data topics.

He also included some popular accounts that occasionally go off-topic but still frequently drop tasty nuggets of data-driven wisdom.

The result: a list of 50 (update: now 51!) excellent data science gurus to follow on Twitter, plus 10 follow-worthy data science organizations.

We’ve named all the accounts at the end of this post. But first, you can read all sixty accounts in one fell swoop with this glorious Twitter list:

Did we leave some amazing data science accounts off this list? Absolutely!

Find and follow us @AInsights to let us know your favorite producers of data science tweets.

UPDATE 8/19/14: We added Kirk Borne to the list after he proved his #DataWrangling bona fides with the words “Lord, I was born a Wranglin’ man.”

And by the way, if you’re looking for Automated Insights employees on Twitter, Ben’s made a list for that, too.

And now, the names of the chosen:

THE FULL LIST: Individuals

Adam Drake

https://twitter.com/aadrake

Age Sluis

https://twitter.com/AgeSluis

Alessandro Gagliardi

https://twitter.com/MadDataScience

Amit Seth

https://twitter.com/aseth

Andrew Means

https://twitter.com/meansandrew

Andy Kirk

https://twitter.com/visualisingdata

Ben Lorica

https://twitter.com/bigdata

Boris Chen

https://twitter.com/borisachen

Bruno Gonçalves

https://twitter.com/bgoncalves

Cameron Marlow

https://twitter.com/cameronmarlow

Carla Gentry

https://twitter.com/data_nerd

Chris Wiggins

https://twitter.com/chrishwiggins

Christopher Long

https://twitter.com/octonion

Dan Hammer

https://twitter.com/econohammer

David Smith

https://twitter.com/revodavid

Dean Eckles

https://twitter.com/deaneckles

DJ Patil

https://twitter.com/dpatil

Drew Conway

https://twitter.com/drewconway

Edward Tufte

https://twitter.com/EdwardTufte

Gilad Lotan

https://twitter.com/gilgul

Gregory Piatetsky

https://twitter.com/kdnuggets

Hadley Wickham

https://twitter.com/hadleywickham

Heather Krause

https://twitter.com/datassist

Hilary Mason

https://twitter.com/hmason

Ian Ozsvald

https://twitter.com/ianozsvald

Jeff Elmore

https://twitter.com/enzondio

Jeroen Janssens

https://twitter.com/jeroenhjanssens

Joe Blitzstein

https://twitter.com/stat110

Joe Bob Hester

https://twitter.com/joebobhester

John Foreman

https://twitter.com/John4man

Joshua Lande

https://twitter.com/joshualande

Joshua Stevens

https://twitter.com/jscarto

Kirk Borne

https://twitter.com/KirkDBorne

Krish Krishnan

https://twitter.com/datagenius

Lillian Pierson

https://twitter.com/BigDataGal

Mark Allen

https://twitter.com/siah

Michael Cavaretta

https://twitter.com/mjcavaretta

Mina Doroud

https://twitter.com/mdoroud

Monica Rogati

https://twitter.com/mrogati

Nigel Hawtin

https://twitter.com/nigelhawtin

Peter Skomoroch

https://twitter.com/peteskomoroch

Rachel Kalmar

https://twitter.com/grapealope

Ram Ravichandran

https://twitter.com/ram

Sam Wang

https://twitter.com/SamWangPhD

Sands Fish

https://twitter.com/sandsfish

Scott Golder

https://twitter.com/redlog

Sean Owen

https://twitter.com/sean_r_owen

Sean Taylor

https://twitter.com/seanjtaylor

Simon Rogers

https://twitter.com/smfrogers

Taylor Phillips

https://twitter.com/taylorcphillips

Trey Causey

https://twitter.com/treycausey

THE FULL LIST: Organizations

datascience@berkeley

https://twitter.com/BerkeleyData

Data Science Dojo

https://twitter.com/DataScienceDojo

Data Science London

https://twitter.com/ds_ldn

Simply Statistics

https://twitter.com/simplystats

DataKind

https://twitter.com/DataKind

DataRobot

https://twitter.com/DataRobot

Data Science Central

https://twitter.com/DataScienceCtrl

Data Tau

https://twitter.com/__DataTau__

Database Trends and Applications Magazine

https://twitter.com/dbtrends

Scientific Data

https://twitter.com/ScientificData

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