With demand for data scientists projected to grow 34% between 2014-24, the ability to produce useful insights from complex data has never been in greater demand. The College of Science employs some of the bets and brightest minds in mathematics, statistics and bioinformatics to meet the growing need for strong quantitative data science and reasoning skills in an increasingly data-driven era. We produce interdisciplinary analytical thinkers and capable data scientists who analyze large high-dimensional data sets to address complex interdisciplinary problems.
Data science tackles today’s toughest challenges
The need for data-driven scientific conclusions, decision-making and performance assessment is accelerating a worldwide call for experts in data science. From more accurate models of climate change to disease contagion and prevention, from personalized medicine to precision agriculture, data science is fomenting breakthroughs and shaping new thinking across a wide range of research topics in the College.
Today’s large data sets require major transformations in tools, techniques and methods and most importantly, in the application of scientific principles to data generation and interpretation.