New Master of Data Science coming to UBC

If all goes well at the provincial Ministry of Education, UBC could have a new Master of Data Science program by September. The program — a joint effort of the department of computer science and department of statistics — will be a 10-month long, intensive program aimed at those interested in managing and using data. “We realized that if we wanted UBC to be able to train people in this area, it wasn’t something you could achieve in either statistics or computer science alone,” said Jenny Bryan, associate professor of statistics and researcher at Michael Smith Labs. “It wasn’t something that was terribly well accommodated in our existing Master of Statistics or Master of Computer Science, so we really needed to acknowledge the hybrid nature of it and team up…


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