Tell me about: Data Science

So who provides the expertise and builds the infrastructure to harness ever-increasing volumes of information? The Master of Data Science at RMIT offers in-depth statistics and computer science knowledge to equip students with sought-after skills to manage and make sense of digital information. Associate Professor James Thom has led the development of this new program. RMIT spoke to him to find out more about this burgeoning area of science, strongly touted as an “area to watch”. What is Data Science and why is it so important? We live in a data-driven world that’s generating a great variety of data at ever increasing rates – social media, financial transactions, telecommunications, even scientific discovery – so it’s no surprise that the role of data scientist has been labelled by the Harvard Business…


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