Our Mission

To provide practical, down-to-earth data science guidance.


EliteDataScience.com teaches machine learning, data analysis, and data visualization.

As practitioners, we can offer you:

  • Step-by-step tutorials
  • Resources and guides for self-study
  • Practical explanations of technologies and methodologies
  • Advice for becoming a data scientist

If you enjoy learning new skills and tackling fun projects, then you'll feel right at home here.

  • 150K+ Monthly Visitors

    We’re growing rapidly, almost primarily through word-of-mouth (no outside funding).

  • 190+ Countries

    Data is a universal language, and our readers hail from over 190 countries around the world.

Hello, and welcome!

My name is David Ma and I'm the founder of EliteDataScience.com.

I started this company to address the growing demand for practical data science skills. We help analysts, developers, and students from various disciplines learn applied machine learning & data science.

I've been fortunate to have data science experience in both product development and business analysis roles:


  • Data scientist for EliteDataScience.com
  • Entrepreneur and value investor using machine learning aided strategies

Product development experience:

  • Data scientist for a venture-backed machine learning studio
  • Trained deep neural networks for a computer vision startup that later raised seed funding at a $15M valuation

Business analysis experience:

  • Data scientist (strategy team) for a leading healthcare research and technology company
  • Business consultant (big data analytics) serving Fortune 500 clients such as Walmart and Mastercard


  • Statistics and C.S. from Harvard University

If you're just starting your journey in data science, my best advice is to "learn by doing."

Textbooks and lectures were great as references, but I never felt confident delivering real-world results until I started doing end-to-end projects.

Take it one step at a time. I know it may feel like there's a lot to learn, but it'll get much easier as you gain more practice.

Check out the resources we offer below, and I wish you the best.

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