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Master of Science in Data Science

100% of the graduating class of 2015 were hired in their chosen field.

It's happening in nearly every facet of life, from commerce to utilities.
  • MS in Data Science Candidate

    Rafael Garcia, '17

    "Rafael came to the U.S. to pursue his passion for data science and spent last summer interning as a full-stack web application developer at International Game Technology, in Austin, Texas."

    Student Profiles
  • MS in Data Science Candidate

    Nora Barry, '17

    "A highly motivated individual, Nora is interested in utilizing her analytical and technical skills to solve complex, data-driven problems in business and financial services."

    Student Profiles
  • MS in Data Science

    Urjitkumar Patel, '17

    "After completing his undergrad, Urjit worked at Wipro Technologies as a Data Analyst for two years, and is also an IBM Certified Deployment Professional - Maximo V7.5 Asset Management tool."

    Student Profiles
  • MS IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS

    Michele Ceru, '15

    "Michele Ceru holds a master’s degree in Theoretical Physics from Rome University, and worked as a database programmer for several banks, before beginning the Master of Science in Data Science program in the fall of 2015."

    Student Profiles
  • MS in Data Science

    Christina E Bogdan, '17

    "Christina became interested in data science after she started interning at The Weather Channel, where she analyzes large amounts of advertising data."

    Student Profiles
  • MS IN DATA SCIENCE

    Maria Leonor Zamora Maass

    "Maria Leonor Zamora Maass holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and worked in the financial analysis department at Citibank Banamex before beginning the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2015."

    Student Profiles
  • MS in Data Science Candidate

    Katrina Evtimova

    "Katrina Evtimova received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Harvard College, and spent two years as a research associate at Columbia’s Business School, before beginning the Maser of Science in Data Science program."

    Student Profiles
  • MS IN DATA SCIENCE

    Ali Josue Limon

    "Ali Josue Limon studied Actuarial Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and worked for the Central Bank of Mexico, before beginning the Master of Science in Data Science program."

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  • MS IN DATA SCIENCE

    Maria Elena Villalobos Ponte

    "Maria Elena Villalobos Ponte holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from Simón Bolívar University, and worked in IT consulting and back-end development, before beginning the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2015."

    Student Profiles
  • MS IN DATA SCIENCE

    Zewei Liu

    "Zewel Liu holds a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and Mathematics, and entered into the Master of Science in Data Science program to further study the use of machine learning and big data in the fields of social network analytics, computer vision, and bioinformatics."

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  • MS IN DATA SCIENCE

    Lanyu Shang

    "Lanyu Shang holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and entered into the Master of Science in Data Science program to further study the intersection of machine learning and risk management."

    Student Profiles
  • MS IN DATA SCIENCE

    Kaiwen Liu

    "Kaiwen Liu holds bachelor’s degrees in Applied Mathematics, Financial Economics, and Statistics from the University of Rochester, and began the Master of Science in Data SQincience program in the fall of 2015."

    Student Profiles
  • MS in Data Science

    Benjamin Jakubowski, '17

    "Benjamin served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer in Baltimore and taught 8th grade science in District of Columbia Public Schools."

    Student Profiles
  • MS IN DATA SCIENCE

    Alexandra Simonoff

    "Alexandra Simonoff holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from NYU, and worked as a data scientist at AIG, before beginning the Master of Science in Data Science program in the fall of 2015."

    Student Profiles
  • MS IN DATA SCIENCE

    Meina Zhou

    "Meina Zhou holds bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Economics, and entered into the Master of Science in Data Science program to further her interest in applying data analysis skills to the marketing and fashion industries."

    Student Profiles
  • MS IN DATA SCIENCE CANDIDATE

    Wenxi Lei

    "Wenxi Lei holds bachelor’s degrees in Statistics, Mathematics, and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014 to further study the use of machine learning and data mining techniques."

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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"