data science

Harvard launches data science master’s degree program

Harvard will offer a Master of Science (SM) degree in Data Science beginning in fall of 2018. The new degree, under the joint academic leadership of the faculties of Computer Science in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and of Statistics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), will train students in the rapidly growing field of data science.

Predicting Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death among U.S. adults, yet the chronic neurodegenerative disease has no cure or effective treatment. The key to developing successful therapies likely lies in early detection, since Alzheimer’s causes neurons and synapses to deteriorate slowly and irreversibly.

Pushing boundaries

“Be the smart girl. . .The best way to fight implicit bias is through hard work.”

That was the advice Margo Seltzer, Hershel Smith Professor of Computer Science, offered to more than 100 female technologists, researchers, and students who gathered in Cambridge, Mass., for the global Women in Data Science Conference (WiDS), a daylong event to inspire, connect, and educate women in tech.

IACS Seminar Series

The IACS Seminar series will resume in early September.

IACS seminars are generally held every other Friday during the academic year, and are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place at Harvard University in Maxwell Dworkin G115.

***NEW TIME*** Due to the new class schedule, seminars will now be held from 1:30-2:30pm. Light refreshments will be served from 1-1:30pm.

Graduate Programs in Applied Computation

Applied Computation, which encompasses Data Science (DS) and Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), is an exciting and rapidly evolving field that exploits the power of computation as an approach to major challenges on the frontiers of natural and social science and all engineering fields.

A new S.M. degree program in Data Science will begin in fall 2018.
For more information, contact Daniel Weinstock, Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Applied Computation.

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