ata science relies on software programs to manage and analyze large data sets. Big data has become the buzzword and is helping both industry and academia to become data-driven. Researchers started using data science because of the need to analyze complex data sets. For instance, Karthik Ram is a trained ecologist learned programming and information management to analyze ecosystem data. He now works at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science. His colleagues include neuroscientists, social scientists, and biologists working as data scientists!