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University of Minnesota Data Science M.S. Program Ranked Third in Nation

Posted August 26, 2022

Fortune Magazine recently ranked the University of Minnesota's M.S. Data Science the third best program in the nation. Read more about the value of a data science master's degree.

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Research

CS&E Data Scientists Create First-of-its-kind Lakes and Reservoirs Dataset

Posted July 19, 2022

CS&E data scientists led an interdisciplinary research team to publish a comprehensive global dataset of lakes and reservoirs, tracking changes over the last 30+ years.

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How to become a data scientist at a Big Tech company

Posted June 14, 2022

Specific technical knowledge is needed to become a data scientist, and a master’s degree in a quantitative field—while not always required—is a good way to upgrade your skills.

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Student awards and honors

Bob Sturm was awarded the "People's Choice Award" at the Spring 2022 Data Science Poster Fair

Posted May 21, 2022

Data Science master's student Bob Sturm was awarded the "People's Choice Award" at the Spring 2022 Data Science Poster Fair for his project, "Towards Efficient IACT Calibration with Deep learning-based Muon Identification".

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Research

CS&E makes big showing at IEEE BigData 2021

Posted December 17, 2021

Seven papers from faculty, students, and alumni were accepted to the top tier research conference in Big Data.

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Faculty awards and honors

Analyzing big data to understand the developing brain

Posted November 3, 2021

Data science graduate faculty Mark Fiecas co-leads the analytics core at the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB).

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Research

Kumar's climate work featured on Minnesota Public Radio

Posted October 11, 2021

MPR interviewed Vipin Kumar about how the new NSF-funded climate modeling center will help improve future models.

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Faculty awards and honors

Vipin Kumar appointed first director of Data Science Initiative

Posted October 7, 2021

He will lead the effort to enhance the quality and visibility of data science research at the University of Minnesota.

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Profiles

Miguel Miguélez Díaz: The universal versatility of data science

Posted September 17, 2021

This international student discovered that Minnesota was the perfect spot to pursue a stronger foundation in data science.

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Research

U of M is part of $25M AI-based climate modeling center

Posted September 10, 2021

The NSF-funded center will leverage big data and machine learning to improve climate projections.