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A Framework for Managing Ethics in Data Science: Model Risk Management

   September 28, 2020

By: Doug Hague, Executive Director, UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science

As data scientists work to understand the ethics and implications of their models, a framework for managing this is needed. Fortunately, the Model Risk Management (MRM) framework emerging from the financial services industry may be expanded to include ethics. Models from various industries...

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UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

National Recognition of Programs That Are Making a Difference for All Underrepresented Groups in STE
   August 17, 2020

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science has received the 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher...

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Ignite COVID-19 Flash Grants: Now Accepting Research Proposals

Exciting research opportunity utilizing Twitter data
   June 22, 2020

The School of Data Science (SDS) and UNC Charlotte’s Research and Economic Development are thrilled to announce the Ignite COVID-19 Flash Grants utilizing Twitter data associated with the global pandemic. 

SDS partnered with Twitter to acquire a...

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Graduate Student Selected As Semifinalist In MIT COVID-19 Datathon

HIA and MHA student uses data science to uncover health solutions for marginalized populations
   May 27, 2020

Health Informatics and Analytics and Master’s in Health Administration student, Timothy Sokphat, recently participated in the MIT COVID-19 Datathon, in which his team was chosen as a semi-finalist in the disparities in health outcomes from COVID-19 research track. 

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HIA Graduate Program Director to Step Down In June

   May 26, 2020

After three years as graduate program director of the Health Informatics and Analytics (HIA) program, Dr. Michael Thompson has announced his intention to step down from the position on June 30. 

The School of Data Science would like to thank Dr. Thompson for his years of service and leadership, as he was...

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School of Data Science Graduate Students Join Prestigious ORISE Fellowship Program

FDA selects DSBA and HIA graduate students for Risk Based Assessment Inspection Fellowships
   May 11, 2020

Two graduate students from UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science master’s programs were selected to participate in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship program. They are the first UNC Charlotte students to be selected to participate in the Silver Spring, MD, based program.

As a U.S. Department of...

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UNC Charlotte Launches North Carolina’s First Undergraduate Program in Data Science

Data science will create an estimated 11.5 million jobs nationally by 2026
   April 22, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - April. 22, 2020 -  UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science, North Carolina’s first undergraduate program in data science, is now enrolling undergraduate students for the fall semester. The program, the first of its kind to incorporate the liberal arts and sciences with technical data skills, allows the School of Data Science to expand its efforts in helping to...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Data Science in Health Care

Alum's expertise heightens the Coronavirus conversation
   April 21, 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the health care industry has used data science tools to monitor and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus that is at the heart of this pandemic. Researchers and data science professionals are using data to build accurate models of the virus’s spread, conduct antibody discovery and track the availability of hospital resources.

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Announcing the Summer 2020 Seed Grants for Data Science Recipients

Additional awards granted to support select spring recipients
   March 30, 2020

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science (SDS) is excited to announce its third round of Seed Grants for Data science. The grants were established to help nurture early-stage research in the field and to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations. As the University continues to advance as a leader in data science, research will be a core capability in the School of Data Science. 

Five...

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Data Science Initiative becomes School of Data Science

   January 15, 2020

This fall, the Data Science Initiative is becoming the School of Data Science. Read our recent press release here

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