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Center for Data Science

Supporting research in the production, analysis, and storage of 21st Century data types.

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Phone: (202) 885-2940 Graduate programs: spagrad@american.edu Undergraduate programs: aupublicaffairs@american.edu

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Public Affairs, School of 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Center for Data Science

We are living in a data-driven world. Every sector in our global economy is using data to make better management and policy decisions. The mission of the AU School of Public Affairs' new Center for Data Science is to provide technical, managerial, and institutional resources to aid research and grant development focused on the production, analysis, and storage of 21st century data.

Across public, private, and nonprofit sectors, big data is making a big difference. Those with the right skills will lead this change. In fact, Data Scientist has ranked the number one job in America for the last three consecutive years. And by 2020, it is predicted that there will be a 28 percent increase in data science jobs.

In 2018, SPA established its Center for Data Science to focus on the theoretical and practical research aspects of computer technology, software engineering, computer architecture, artificial intelligence, simulation, modeling, and much more.

Director

Learn more about Jeff Gill, Distinguished Professor of Government, Professor of Statistics, and Member of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at American University.
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Undergraduate Researchers

The Center for Data Science is looking for undergraduate researchers who are interested in working with faculty projects associated with the center. Contact Jeff Gill jgill@american.edu.

Upcoming Events

Date TBD — The center is sponsoring a 2-day workshop on Text As Data with Professor Justin Grimmer (Stanford University) as the instructor. Details to follow. Check back with this page.

January 12, 2019 — Math bootcamp for incoming Masters in Data Science students. Other graduate students welcome upon communicating with the center director.

January, 2020 — The center will sponsor a 2-week Institute for Data Science with 3 graduate course credits. Professor Ryan Moore will be the instructor. Participants also receive a certificate of completion. Details forthcoming in 2019.

Women teaching data science class

MS Data Science

Build your skill set in data science with this shared degree program, offered by SPA and the AU College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

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