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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


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Dr. SungJune Park Named DSBA Graduate Program Director
   August 11, 2020

After three years as graduate program director of the Data Science and Business Analytics program, Dr. Chandra Subramaniam has announced his intention to step down from the position on July 1st, 2020. Dr. Subramaniam will become the chair of the ...

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Top 4 Ways to Prepare for Fall
   August 7, 2020

The School of Data Science’s bachelor of science in data science degree is the first of its kind in Carolinas’, and as the University prepares for classes to begin this fall, SDS is thrilled to welcome the first class of data science niners into our new, innovative program. Before classes begin on Monday, September 7th, check out our top four tips to help you...

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Visualizing The COVID-19 Pandemic
   August 6, 2020

As the United States battles a drastic resurgence in coronavirus cases, a group of UNC Charlotte researchers aggregated, analyzed and visualized publicly available COVID-19 data to produce an interactive dashboard in order to better understand the rapid spread of the virus.

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Ignite COVID-19 Flash Grants: Now Accepting Research Proposals
   June 22, 2020

The School of Data Science (SDS) and UNC Charlotte’s Research and Economic Development are thrilled to announce the Ignite COVID-19 Flash Grants utilizing Twitter data associated with the global pandemic. 

SDS partnered with Twitter to acquire a...

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Graduate Student Selected As Semifinalist In MIT COVID-19 Datathon
   May 27, 2020

Health Informatics and Analytics and Master’s in Health Administration student, Timothy Sokphat, recently participated in the MIT COVID-19 Datathon, in which his team was chosen as a semi-finalist in the disparities in health outcomes from COVID-19 research track...

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