NASA Helps Launch Data Science Grad Program

Another U.S. university is adding a data science specialization to its curriculum, this one as part of an online Masters of Science degree in engineering. The University of California at Riverside said the data science track was developed in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) science staff. The partners said the data science program is aimed at engineers, scientists along with medical and social media professionals seeking to expand their training in data mining, data visualization, machine learning and statistical computing. The graduate program will be offered through UC-Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering. Engineering faculty along with JPL’s science staff developed the multidisciplinary program. “The online Master’s program in the data science specialization will equip students with the knowledge needed for a career in data analytics,” Bahram Mobasher, a…


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