16 Books Data Scientist Hilary Mason Recommends


Hilary Mason is an American data scientist and the founder of technology startup Fast Forward Labs as well as Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners. She was the Chief Scientist at bitly.

She was named within the Top 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company.

1. Status Update by Alice E. Marwick

Social media technologies such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook promised a new participatory online culture. Yet, technology insider Alice Marwick contends in this insightful book…


2. Provenance by Ann Leckie

Following her record-breaking debut trilogy, Ann Leckie, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and Locus Awards, returns with a thrilling new story of power, theft, privileg…


3. Skunk Works by Ben R. Rich

From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America’s high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of Americ…


4. Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan

“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”―San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly e…


5. The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson

A New York Times Bestseller. A “fascinating” (Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times) look at how digital technology is transforming our work and…


6. Artificial Intelligence by Jerry Kaplan

Over the coming decades, Artificial Intelligence will profoundly impact the way we live, work, wage war, play, seek a mate, educate our young, and care for our elderly. It is likel…


7. Data Science from Scratch by Joel Grus

Data science libraries, frameworks, modules, and toolkits are great for doing data science, but they’re also a good way to dive into the discipline without actually understanding d…


8. The Works by Kate Ascher

A behind-the-scenes account of the interconnected technology, transportation, and utility systems supporting New York City pairs detailed graphic images with accessible explanation…


9. Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson

First contact isn’t all fun and games. Ariel Blum is pushing thirty and doesn’t have much to show for it. His computer programming skills are producing nothing but pony-themed vide…


10. Thinking with Data by Max Shron

Many analysts are too concerned with tools and techniques for cleansing, modeling, and visualizing datasets and not concerned enough with asking the right questions. In this practi…


11. Nexus by Ramez Naam

Book 1 of the Nexus Trilogy — Continued in Book 2: Crux In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link humans together, mind to mind. There are some who want to impr…


12. Apex by Ramez Naam

The Explosive Conclusion to Nexus and Crux Global unrest spreads through the US, China, and beyond. Secrets and lies set off shockwaves of anger, rippling from mind to mind. Riot p…


13. Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes

Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-cen…


14. Scarcity by Sendhil Mullainathan

In this provocative book based on cutting-edge research, Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that scarcity creates a distinct psychology for everyone struggling to manage wi…


15. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind’s potential is determined by its location in space — from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the li…


16. Twitter and Tear Gas by Zeynep Tufekci

A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements’ greatest strengths and frequent challenges To understan…



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