High demand for data scientists makes them real-life superheroes among employers–but which fictional superhero would make a great data scientist? Batman would make a great data scientist, according to 43 percent of people participating in a poll conducted by data science training provider Metis.

Not everyone agreed with the poll’s outcome. One Twitter respondent asked, “Does Bruce Wayne even know how to code?” “Barbara Gordon is literally a data scientist and she’s in second place, which says a lot about our society,” another weighed in.

Also known as Batgirl or Oracle, Barbara Gordon came in second with 23 percent of the vote, while Black Panther and Wonder Woman followed with 19 percent and 15 percent, respectively.

If #batman had been a #millennial, would he have been a #datascience hero instead?

The informal poll was taken in advance of Metis’ September 27 Demystifying Data Science Live Online Conference, a free 12-hour program of live data science presentations from experts in the field. Presentations are archived and will be available here.

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