Data Science Open House – October 15th
Find out more about the Masters in Data Science program Learn More

Follow Us on Twitter @NYUDataScience
Keep up with the Center for Data Science on Twitter Follow Us

NYU Data Science is on Facebook!
View What's Happening in the Masters in Science program on our Facebook page Take a Look

Artificial Intelligence Coming To NYU
IBM Watson Partners with NYU Learn More

Data Science can Unleash the True
Power of the Digital Age.

Data is being produced at unprecedented speed and scale.

It's happening in nearly every facet of life, from commerce to utilities.
 

Master of Science in Data Science

Data science creates meaning from vast amounts of complex data.

Using automated analytical methods, it reveals patterns humans alone might never see. Data science combines aspects of:

Computer
Science

Applied
Mathematics

Statistics

Machine
Learning

Visualization
 

Data science offers new approaches to age-old decision-making and problem-solving processes.

A look at how data science is fundamentally shifting the way professionals do their work:



The Journalist

Databases and visualization software are becoming the newest tools of the trade for investigative journalists. Take for example the The Declassification Engine, a project to sift through a massive amount of declassified U.S. government documents using natural language processing and statistical/machine learning. A group of individuals, let alone an individual journalist, could never reasonably achieve such a feat.

Listen to a member of the project discuss The Declassification Engine

 

The Emergency Services Manager

Cities have long collected and analyzed information about emergency response times, but according to Michael Flowers, director of analytics for New York City’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, the information has typically been limited to location. With his office’s help, the city is trying to streamline the emergency response process and get to people in need sooner by looking at a wider range of data elements, such as the operator’s script.

Listen to Michael Flowers talk about the way data is improving NYC

 

The TV/Film Producer

A time-honored way to ensure that a TV program or movie becomes a hit is screening it with test audiences, tweaking the final product in reaction to audience feedback. That’s all changing thanks to online platforms like Netflix that gather information on viewer’s behavior (which episodes are rewatched, at which episode in a series most viewers quit the series, how many minutes into a movie people hit pause) like never before. Such data may change how TV and films are made and distributed. TV and movie makers will have new insight into what audiences like before scripts are shot; producers will be able to target their creations to the individuals that will embrace them most.

Read: "At Netflix, big data can affect even the littlest things"