New Master’s Data Science Courses Expand Educational Opportunities

The UMass Amherst Center for Data Science announced four new courses towards the College of Information and Computer Sciences graduate concentration in data science, expanding the education and training opportunities for students and professionals looking to become data scientists. These include: CMPSCI 590D: Algorithms for Data ScienceCMPSCI 590S: Systems for Data ScienceCMPSCI 590V: Data Visualization and ExplorationCMPSCI 590N: Introduction to Numerical Computing with Python These courses complement the existing computer science theory and fundamentals classes already offered and address the growing demand for data science graduate programs. According to the Mass Technology Leadership Council, the data science workforce is expected to exceed 120,000 by 2018. Graduate students work with their advisors to determine whether concentrating their classes along a data science track is best for their career objectives. Others, including…


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