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In the last 20 years, nothing has shaped the realm of sports more than the incorporation of quantitative analysis, mathematics and statistics. More recently, the rise of modern analytics has driven nearly all major sports organizations to expand their use of data beyond traditional television broadcasts – to uncover insights to improve team and player […]

Charlotte, N.C. – (May 25, 2021) – Qintess and its chairman, CEO and chief culture officer, Nana Baffour MS, ’97 have established a new partnership with UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science (SDS) through the Founding Members program. “A company such as Qintess joining the Founding Members program demonstrates SDS’s potential to make an impact […]

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science (SDS) is excited to announce its seed grants for data science recipients for the spring and summer 2021 cycles. The grants were established to help nurture early-stage research in the field and to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations. As the University continues to advance as a leader in data science education […]

Doug Hague, executive director of UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science (SDS), joins Amaresh Tripathy, SDS founding member and senior vice president and global business leader, Genpact, for a podcast series on Journeys in Transformation Analytics. The three-episode mini series focuses on the future of data science and AI in the workforce and the evolving […]

Charlotte, N.C. – (May 6, 2021) – The Charlotte 49ers Athletics Department has partnered with UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science (SDS) and the Department of Kinesiology to provide sports analytics for each of the 49ers’ 18 athletic programs. The new internship program, which is set to launch in fall 2021, offers students the opportunity […]

A study conducted by Stanford University recognized four faculty members from UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science (SDS) in the top two percent of the world’s most cited researchers. The study analyzed data across a 20 year period, covering more than seven million scientists in 22 major research fields. The SDS researchers are recognized for […]

As the United States battled a drastic resurgence in COVID-19 cases last summer, a group of UNC Charlotte researchers aggregated, analyzed and visualized publicly available data to produce an interactive dashboard to better understand the rapid spread of the virus. Two of the project’s collaborators – Jean-Claude Thill, an associate professor for UNC Charlotte’s School […]

Jan. 13, 2021 – CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNC Charlotte is responding to the greater Charlotte region’s employment needs with three new degree programs and five new graduate certificate programs that are relevant to the current and future job market. Several are available for spring; by fall 2021 all will be open to new and current […]

By: Mia Sturdivant, SDS marketing undergraduate assistant A group of UNC Charlotte researchers have received a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Grant, allowing the team to develop an interactive platform to visualize statistical and machine learning models of enterprise performance management (EPM) data. The NSF I-Corps program is designed to support the commercialization of […]

Many of our master’s students had a dream of graduating with an in-person ceremony, walking across the stage, turning their tassels among their classmates and celebrating with friends and family. Unfortunately, 2020 had other plans. As UNC Charlotte’s May and December Commencement Ceremonies transitioned to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School […]

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science has raised more than $100,000 through its Founding Members program to support the educational and research needs of the School. With the recent launch of Bachelor’s of Science in Data Science degree, much of the funding will assist students and propel the program forward for years to come. “The […]

Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 3, 2020) UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science, is a finalist in one category for the NC TECH Awards: Public Sector Project. The NC TECH Awards are North Carolina’s statewide technology awards organized by the North Carolina Technology Association. The awards program recognizes institutions, organizations and/or collaborations for their use of technology. […]

Automated resume screeners eliminating female candidates, facial recognition tools missing black faces and crime predictions determined by the neighborhood, not by the individual. These are just a few examples of the challenges and consequences that have emerged from the growth and development of artificial intelligence and machine learning models. These issues have raised many ethical […]

Dr. Dongsong Zhang has been appointed as the Director of Research for UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science. Zhang, who joined UNC Charlotte in 2018 as a Belk Endowed Chair Professor in Business Analytics, has more than 20 years of data science related research experience. He will be instrumental in the ongoing success of the […]

Dr. Angela Berardinelli has been appointed Interim Undergraduate Program Director (UPD) for UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science. Berardinelli, who joined UNC Charlotte in 2018, has extensive experience in launching undergraduate programs in the field. Alongside Dr. Andrea Pitts and Dr. Stephanie Moller, she has been instrumental in the development of the first studio courses […]

As I have been thinking through the ethical implications in data science, one thing has become glaringly obvious to me. Data scientists like math! Nothing very surprising there. But as we go about our work building models and making great predictions, we tend to reduce the conversation about ethics into mathematical terms. Is my prediction […]

By: Doug Hague, Executive Director, UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science As data scientists work to understand the ethics and implications of their models, a framework for managing this is needed. Fortunately, the Model Risk Management (MRM) framework emerging from the financial services industry may be expanded to include ethics. Models from various industries including […]

An academic partnership between The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s School of Data Science (SDS) and Wake Technical Community College will grant students a new opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Data Science. The initiative allows graduates of Wake Tech’s Associate in Applied Science degrees in Computer Programming, Data Science and Programming, and […]