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Introducing the Founders of UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science
   December 1, 2020

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...

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UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science Selected as Finalist for the Public Sector Project Award by NC TECH
   November 3, 2020

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...

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Dr. Dongsong Zhang Named Director of Research
   October 12, 2020

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 School of Data Science (SDS) as a leader in data...

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AI Ethics In The Data Science Classroom
   October 12, 2020

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...

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Dr. Angela Berardinelli Named SDS Interim Undergraduate Program Director
   October 6, 2020

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...

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Unbiased ≠ Fair: For Data Science, It Can’t Be Just About Math
   October 5, 2020

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 for Caucasian Americans the same as African Americans...

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A Framework for Managing Ethics in Data Science: Model Risk Management
   September 28, 2020

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...

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Bridging The Data Science Gap: A New Academic Partnership With Wake Technical Community College
   September 1, 2020

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...

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Introducing The Analytics Frontiers And WiDS Charlotte Fall 2020 Webinar Series
   August 18, 2020

In light of the ongoing developments of COVID-19 across North Carolina and the country, and after careful consideration with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and industry partners, the School of Data Science has decided to delay the annual Analytics Frontiers and WiDS Charlotte conferences, previously rescheduled for September 9th, 2020, until March 2021.

In the spirit of...

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UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award
   August 17, 2020
UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science has received the 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Programs in STEM Award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science,... Read more