The School of Data Science will position the University as a global leader in efforts to improve society through teaching and research based on the powerful, emerging field of data science.
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In response to growing demand for advanced training in the use of big data, the Data Science Institute will offer an online master’s program beginning next summer.
As “big data” plays a growing role in business decisions around the world, graduates who combine solid business strategy with an in-depth knowledge of computer science, statistics and analytics will be uniquely positioned to make an impact.
The online ad that led you to your new favorite pair of shoes might seem innocuous, but according to University of Virginia Associate Professor of Economics and Computer Science Denis Nekipelov, the algorithms behind such ads could lead to an unforeseen financial crash – something he hopes his research will prevent.
Over the past five years, scores of universities around the country have introduced master’s-level data science programs, but few universities approach data science the way the University of Virginia does.
In May, the Data Science Institute graduated 44 students with the University of Virginia’s first master’s degrees in data science.
Computer scientists, engineers and researchers are finding that work involving “big data” increasingly lands at the intersection of disciplines.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named University of Virginia astronomer Shane Davis as a Sloan Research Fellow for 2015.
The University of Virginia’s Applied Research Institute has signed an agreement with the Navy Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division to support a variety of research efforts, including work in the area of cyber security and big data analytics, and to provide executive education to military and civilian leaders working with the agency.