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In May 2024, the UNC Charlotte School of Data Science celebrated a significant milestone by awarding its 1000th degree. Griffin Corriher, a graduate of the undergraduate data science program and the Data Science and Business Analytics graduate program, had the honor of being the 1000th graduate. This achievement is a testament to the growth and […]

We’re wrapping up March with another Women’s Month alumni spotlight, featuring Kim Harris! General Information Academics College Experience

Student Spotlight: Nancy Rios received her Master’s degree in Healthcare Informatics and Analytics last Friday and currently works as a Data Research Analyst at OrthoCarolina Research Institute. Why Data Science? I chose data science because I wanted to make an impact in healthcare. I took a quality improvement course in undergrad that introduced me to […]

Himadri Verma of Indore, India will graduate from the UNC Charlotte School of Data Science with a master’s degree in Health Informatics and Analytics after leaving behind her former career as a dentist. Her previous knowledge of biostatistics and experience in the healthcare industry laid a strong foundation when it came to understanding data, as […]

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science and the William States Lee College of Engineering have established a partnership that will benefit both students and faculty with collaborative initiatives and a cross-listed curriculum. A goal of this effort is to enhance engineering graduates’ knowledge and use of data analytics, which has become increasingly integral across the […]

By: Mia Sturdivant, SDS marketing undergraduate assistant A group of UNC Charlotte researchers have received a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Grant, allowing the team to develop an interactive platform to visualize statistical and machine learning models of enterprise performance management (EPM) data. The NSF I-Corps program is designed to support the commercialization of […]

Many of our master’s students had a dream of graduating with an in-person ceremony, walking across the stage, turning their tassels among their classmates, and celebrating with friends and family. Unfortunately, 2020 had other plans. As UNC Charlotte’s May and December Commencement Ceremonies transitioned to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School […]

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science has raised more than $100,000 through its Founding Members program to support the educational and research needs of the School. With the recent launch of Bachelor’s of Science in Data Science degree, much of the funding will assist students and propel the program forward for years to come. “The […]

Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 3, 2020) UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science, is a finalist in one category for the NC TECH Awards: Public Sector Project. The NC TECH Awards are North Carolina’s statewide technology awards organized by the North Carolina Technology Association. The awards program recognizes institutions, organizations and/or collaborations for their use of technology. […]

Automated resume screeners eliminating female candidates, facial recognition tools missing black faces and crime predictions determined by the neighborhood, not by the individual. These are just a few examples of the challenges and consequences that have emerged from the growth and development of artificial intelligence and machine learning models. These issues have raised many ethical […]

Dr. Dongsong Zhang has been appointed as the Director of Research for UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science. Zhang, who joined UNC Charlotte in 2018 as a Belk Endowed Chair Professor in Business Analytics, has more than 20 years of data science related research experience. He will be instrumental in the ongoing success of the […]

As I have been thinking through the ethical implications in data science, one thing has become glaringly obvious to me. Data scientists like math! Nothing very surprising there. But as we go about our work building models and making great predictions, we tend to reduce the conversation about ethics into mathematical terms. Is my prediction […]