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Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s to expand data science programs with ethics, social responsibility components

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the iTReDS program will train undergraduate students in data science through a lens of social responsibility and engagement, including rigor and responsibility, ethics, society and policy.

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Political science professor’s NSF-funded team working to make data from states more accessible and easier to analyze

Author: Tom Coyne

Notre Dame political scientist Jeff Harden is part of a multidisciplinary research team awarded a $1 million National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator grant to create a hub that will make it easier to access and analyze data from states on public policy and economic and social outcomes. Harden said making comparisons across states is often difficult because data is decentralized and each state uses different methods to collect and record such data. His team will develop a comprehensive data hub that will allow users to easily explore, visualize and analyze the data.

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Through sociology, data science, and Latino studies, junior MacKenzie Isaac pursues her interest in public health

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

MacKenzie Isaac knew she wanted to improve her Spanish skills at Notre Dame. But to be truly fluent, she needed to learn more than the language. That mindset drew the junior sociology major to the Institute for Latino Studies, where she’s found academic inspiration, research support, and a welcoming community. She's also spent two summers doing research at Harvard, added a minor in data science, and hopes to pursue a career in public health. 

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MDSC affiliated professor's paper offering a new look at how students learn 
wins top award at Visualization and Data Analysis 2019

Author: Nina Welding

A paper co-authored by Chaoli Wang, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, received the Kostas Pantazos Memorial Award for Outstanding Paper in Visualization and Data Analysis at the IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging earlier this month.

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wins top award at Visualization and Data Analysis 2019

College of Arts and Letters announces new minor in data science

Author: Carrie Gates

The College of Arts and Letters is launching a new, interdisciplinary minor in data science. Housed in the Department of Sociology with support from the College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the program will be open to students in any college. “Data science impacts every industry today,” said Sarah Mustillo, professor and chair of sociology. “It is becoming increasingly important for solving problems and making decisions."

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