Data Science program continues rapid growth

SoIC News Data Science program continues rapid growth 2016-10-10   David Wild wakes up every day knowing that when he goes to his office he will be surrounded by the sexiest students on campus. Hundreds, in fact. It’s a new reality for the associate professor of informatics and computing and director of the data science programs at the School of Informatics and Computing, who less than two years ago didn’t have a single student in the program. Data science has been called the “sexiest job of the 21st Century,” one that is both in high demand and features an average salary in six figures. Wild has seen the program explode from just an idea to more than 550 students since January 2015. “Data science is really changing the world,” Wild…


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