Tag: University

Data Science Ed: 5 Tips for Undergrads

Oct 16, 2017 |

Demand for data scientists continues to rise as organizations seek new ways to monetize their data. Those who want to be considered for top data science jobs need a solid education behind them, including postgraduate degrees in many cases. Read more…

Continuing Your Data Science Education

Aug 31, 2017 |

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question kids around the world are asked a million times a day. Until a few years ago, the odds are good that none of them answered “I want to be a data scientist.” Read more…

Overcoming the Quant Crunch

May 30, 2017 |

Think it’s hard to find trained data scientists in the job market now? According to a new report from IBM dubbed “The Quant Crunch,” the shortage will grow so big in the years to come that it could derail the delivery of big data benefits that we all expect. Read more…

Data Analytics in Higher Education: A Mixed Bag

Nov 1, 2016 |

Like many companies in the United States, American universities are looking to big data to give them a competitive edge in attracting, educating, retaining, and ultimately graduating students. However, the actual application of data analytics is not balanced across the board, and in some cases is actually hurting students, a new report suggests. Read more…

Big Data University Programs Get Real

Apr 10, 2014 |The sky-high demand for data scientists is driving universities and software companies to launch new educational and certification programs. What's different about the programs recently launched by the University of Southern California, Stanford University, Colorado Technical University, and Cloudera is the focus on giving people real-world business skills, such as creating big data business strategies in financial services or detecting fraud in Medicare data. Read more…

Will Obama’s Plan to Use Big Data to Reduce College Costs Work?

Sep 11, 2013 |No stranger to the benefits of big data analytics, the Whitehouse recently announced a plan aimed at using big data to create market aids targeted to help students to be better informed shoppers of colleges and universities. The plan aims to reform the higher education, and how it gets funded. Will it work? Read more…