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Data Science IGERT in UW Daily

big data infographic.fullThe UW Daily reports on our new graduate program in Data Science, funded by an NSF IGERT (interdisciplinary graduate education) award:

“The big data Ph.D. track is a new interdisciplinary program at the UW … Five departments are participating in the track: computer science and engineering, statistics, astronomy, oceanography, and chemical engineering. Students who are accepted into the program take courses in data management, data visualization, statistics, and machine learning, in addition to the degree requirements laid out by their home department.”

Magda Balazinska, Carlos Guestrin, and Emily Fox are quoted.

“‘The key to discovery … is increasingly centered around data analysis,’ Balazinska said.”

Read more here.  Learn about our Data Science activities here.