Thursday, May 30, 2019
The College is buzzing about statistical consulting, the Statistics and Data Science Fellows and the recently established Computer Science and Algorithmic Thinking Fellows programs. What is all this about? In short, there is growing interest across campus in statistics, computer science and data science among both students and faculty. The statistics major is in its fifth year, graduating about 20 students this year, and the computer science department has grown to having about 50 majors graduate each year. Both programs have recently expanded their numbers of faculty. Together, we are imagining what a data science program at the College might look like. Amy Wagaman, Associate Professor of Statistics, and Matteo Riondato, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, will share more about these developments.