New Data Science Program Meets Growing Workforce Demand

The explosion of data in today’s world is rapidly shaping the landscape of our lives. GW’s new, interdisciplinaryprogram was created to help meet the need for specialists with the skills to process, interpret and extract actionable insights from the vast amounts of data being produced. The curriculum draws on techniques and theories from statistics, computer science and mathematics, then focuses these techniques on the skills necessary for effective analysis and use of large data. The Certificate will be offered at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus starting in the summer of 2016.   Data science is recognized as one of eight top R & D needs in information technology by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). In their August 2015 report they note, “Large data collections and…


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