UM-Dearborn offers new data science grad program

By | August 4, 2017
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(UM-Dearborn)

A new UM-Dearborn graduate program will teach students how to effectively process, analyze, and use massive data collections. The 30-credit-hour Master of Science in Data Science degree teaches students how to locate relevant data, clean it, manage it, analyze it, interpret it and use insights drawn from it. Housed in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) and starting this fall, the interdisciplinary program will educate students on how to manage large-scale, complex data, formulate and design data analytic solutions and communicate the implications to stakeholders. Computer and Information Science Professor Qiang Zhu said the program was a great fit for the campus because of the educational need and career opportunities, and the university’s faculty expertise in the field and collaborations with data scientists in the industry. “For many application problems such as autonomous vehicle control and smart automotive commerce, the solution lies in the data. Our job is to prepare students to know what to look for and how to find it.”