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The School of Data Science is now accepting research proposals for the summer 2020 seed grants for data science funding cycle. This grant opportunity provides up to $20,000 per award, a grand total of $60,000, in funding for UNC Charlotte and partnering faculty and researchers. The School of Data Science is committed to identifying and […]

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science (SDS) is pleased to announce that Lucia Tian, Chief Analytics Officer at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will present as a keynote speaker at the third annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference on March 24, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte. WiDS Charlotte is a one-day event hosted […]

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science (SDS) is excited to announce its data science seed grant recipients for spring 2020. 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 and research, the greater the […]

UNC Charlotte has opened the Carolina’s first School of Data Science. The interdisciplinary school allows UNC Charlotte to expand its programs in the field and open up the growing and diverse field of data science to students with varied career interests. The School of Data Science is planning to offer the state’s only bachelor’s program […]

Submission for Spring 2020: Due December 9th, 2019 Submission for Summer 2020: Due March 15th, 2020 SDS Mission Statement: The School of Data Science(SDS) provides a practical learning and research environment that enables the application of analytics to enhance and impact social and economic conditions. In anticipation of the launch of the new School of […]

Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley Jr. has been invited to deliver a keynote at the sixth annual Analytics Frontiers Conference. As a career army military intelligence officer, Lieutenant General Ashley will bring a unique perspective to the conference, bringing attention to data security in a world of threats, as well as how to utilize data-driven […]

Nialah Sharp, a dual Master of Health Administration and Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics student (and 2019 BSPH alumna) is the 2019 recipient of the Haynes Rice Award. The Haynes Rice Award is bestowed by NAHSE, the National Association of Health Service Executives, to outstanding graduate students who are striving to become […]

Doug Hague has been named interim executive director for UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative (DSI), an interdisciplinary industry-university-state partnership that since 2015 has focused on preparing students and industry leaders to apply the power of data to solve problems in business and society. Hague, who holds four U.S. patents, brings more than 20 years’ experience […]

On March 27, UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) and Computing and Informatics (CCI) successfully held the 2019 Analytics Frontiers Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte. The conference included a full day of keynotes, break-out sessions, and an exhibitor hall. It also culminated with an evening networking reception at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, where attendees […]

UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative hosted the second annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, NC the afternoon of March 26, 2019. This half-day event hosted over 300 participants, and featured several keynote speakers, a panel discussion, and an evening networking reception. Our networking reception allowed the opportunity for students, academics, […]

On November 14th, a team of students from UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) walked away with the top prize – $10,000 cash and a $500 credit from Amazon Web Services – at the 2018 University Fintech Hackathon. For three months and through several elimination rounds, the CCI squad competed against more than […]

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger will deliver a keynote at the next Analytics Frontiers Conference on March 27, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, NC. The Conference is hosted by UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative and title sponsor, Bank of America. As one of the world’s leading experts on artificial intelligence and big data, Viktor will address ethical […]