According to the National Science Foundation StatSNSF Committee, Data Science comprises the “science of planning for, acquisition, management, analysis of, and inference from data.” In other words, it is the use of quantitative data to describe the world. The theoretical foundation is based in mathematics and computer science; the practical applied meanings come from interpreting the data in the context from which it arose. However, data science cannot exist outside of its larger issues of ethics and fairness. The data science minor provides students with fundamental tools in statistics and computing, experience applying those tools in two different departments in the social sciences and/or natural sciences, and consideration of broader societal implications raised by data science and its capabilities.
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SU Student Cameron Henkel ‘21 Wins National Design Contest, Exhibits His Smart Medication Dispenser at CES Conference in Las Vegas
Inspired by his late great-grandmother, Cameron hopes his design will “help people lead independent lives while providing reassurance to their caretakers and loved ones.”READ FULL STORY
Alumnus Alan Lowry ’11, (business major, computer science minor) who is currently a Senior Decision Science Analyst at USAA, will talk about his role at USAA and his path to this current job, as well as opportunities he sees in Data Science. Dr. Barbara Anthony will describe the structure of the Data Science minor, provide a list of upcoming courses in the minor, and be available to answer questions. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the events and classes the Data Science minor will be putting on and supporting in 2018-2019.READ FULL STORY