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Data Science

Master of Science in Data Science

The Data Science Initiative at Brown offers a new master's program (ScM) that will prepare students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds for distinctive careers in Data Science. Rooted in a research collaboration among four very strong academic departments (Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics), the master's program will offer a rigorous, distinctive, and attractive education for people building careers in Data Science and/or in Big Data Management. The program's main goal is to provide a fundamental understanding of the methods and algorithms of Data Science. Such an understanding will be achieved through a study of relevant topics in mathematics, statistics and computer science, including machine learning, data mining, security and privacy, visualization, and data management. The program will also provide experience in important, frontline data-science problems in a variety of fields, and introduce students to ethical and societal considerations surrounding data science and its applications.

The program's course structure, including the capstone experience, will ensure that the students meet the goals of acquiring and integrating foundational knowledge for data science, applying this understanding in relation to specific problems, and appreciating the broader ramifications of data-driven approaches to human activity. Moreover, our strong industry partnerships will help you better learn about industry's needs and directions, and will expose you to novel and unique opportunities. In addition, several professors from all across the different department's groups work closely with industry (regional and beyond) and the government, so you will be able to sharpen your skills here on problems that bring research ideas and methods to bear on problems of practical value.

The program will be conducted over one academic year plus one summer, with the option for an additional pre-program summer for students who lack one or more of the basic prerequisites. The regular program includes two semesters of coursework and a one-summer (5- 10 week) capstone project focused on data analysis in a particular application area.

There are nine credits unites required to pass the program: four in each of the academic year semesters, and one (the capstone experience) in the summer. The nine credit-units divide as follows:

3 credits in mathematical and statistical foundations,
3 credits in data and computational science,
1 credit in societal implications and opportunities,
1 elective credit to be drawn from a wide range of focused applications or deeper theoretical exploration, and
1 credit capstone experience.
We also offer an option as a 5-th Year Master's Program if you are an undergraduate at Brown. This allows you to substitute maximally 2 credits with courses you have already taken.

Master of Science in Data Science

Semester I
DATA 1010 An Introduction to Topics in Probability, Statistics, and Machine Learning2
DATA 1030Introduction to Topics in Data and Computation Science2
Semester II
DATA 2020Probability, Statistics and Machine Learning: Advanced Methods1
DATA 2040Data and Computational Science, Advanced Methods1
DATA 2060Data Science and Society1
An appropriate 1000-level or 2000-level course to be determined by the student and approved by the program advisor. Possible courses could range from advanced mathematical methods to very specific applications of data science.1
Summer
DATA 2050Capstone Project 11
Total Credits9

For more information on admission and program requirements, please visit the following website:

https://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/data-science

Professor

Mark Ainsworth
Francis Wayland Professor of Applied Mathematics

R. Bahar
Professor of Engineering; Professor of Computer Science

James Marshall Baker
Professor Emeritus of Music

Ugur Cetintemel
Professor of Computer Science

Eugene Charniak
University Professor of Computer Science

Constantine Michael Dafermos
Alumni-Alumnae University Professor of Applied Mathematics

Hongjie Dong
Professor of Applied Mathematics

Paul G. Dupuis
IBM Professor of Applied Mathematics

Peter L. Falb
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics

Wendell H. Fleming
University Professor Emeritus, Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics

Walter F. Freiberger
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics

Stuart Geman
James Manning Professor of Applied Mathematics

Basilis Gidas
Professor of Applied Mathematics

Dana A. Gooley
Professor of Music

Amy R. Greenwald
Professor of Computer Science

Yan Guo
Professor of Applied Mathematics

Maurice P. Herlihy
An Wang Professor of Computer Science

Din-Yu Hsieh
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics

John F. Hughes
Professor of Computer Science

Sorin Istrail
Julie Nguyen Brown Professor of Computational and Mathematical Science

David Josephson
Professor Emeritus of Music

George E. Karniadakis
Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics

Philip Klein
Professor of Computer Science

Shriram Krishnamurthi
Professor of Computer Science

Harold J. Kushner
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics and Engineering and L. Herbert Ballou University Professor Emeritus

David H. Laidlaw
Professor of Computer Science

Charles Lawrence
Professor of Applied Mathematics

Michael L. Littman
Professor of Computer Science

Anna A. Lysyanskaya
Professor of Computer Science

John Mallet-Paret
George Ide Chase Professor of Physical Science

Martin R. Maxey
Professor of Applied Mathematics; Professor of Engineering

Donald E. McClure
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics

Govind Menon
Professor of Applied Mathematics

Kiri M. Miller
Professor of American Studies; Professor of Music

George Morgan
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics

David Mumford
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics

Ron J. Nelson
Professor Emeritus of Music

Franco Preparata
An Wang Professor Emeritus of Computer Science

Kavita Ramanan
Roland George Dwight Richardson University Professor of Applied Mathematics

Steven P. Reiss
Professor of Computer Science

Joseph W. Rovan
Professor of Music

Boris L. Rozovsky
Ford Foundation Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics

Bjorn Sandstede
Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence

John E. Savage
An Wang Professor Emeritus of Computer Science

Gerald M. Shapiro
Professor Emeritus of Music

Chi-Wang Shu
Stowell University Professor of Applied Mathematics

Lawrence Sirovich
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics

Michael P. Steinberg
Barnaby Conrad and Mary Critchfield Keeney Professor of History

Walter A. Strauss
L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Chau-Hsing Su
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics

Rose Rosengard Subotnik
Professor Emerita of Music

Roberto Tamassia
Plastech Professor of Computer Science

Gabriel Taubin
Professor of Engineering; Professor of Computer Science

Jeff T. Titon
Professor Emeritus of Music

Eliezer Upfal
Rush C. Hawkins University Professor of Computer Science

Andries van Dam
Thomas J. Watson Jr. University Professor of Technology and Education

Todd E. Winkler
Professor of Music

Stanley B. Zdonik
Professor of Computer Science

Professor Research

Kathi Fisler
Professor of Computer Science (Research)

Visiting Professor

Nathan A. Baker
Visiting Professor of Applied Mathematics

Juan Cheng
Visiting Professor of Applied Mathematics

Vladimir Dobrushkin
Visiting Professor of Applied Mathematics

Sigal Gottlieb
Visiting Professor of Applied Mathematics

Leslie M. Smith
Visiting Professor of Applied Mathematics

Fabian Waleffe
Visiting Professor of Applied Mathematics

Homer F. Walker
Visiting Professor of Applied Mathematics

Associate Professor

Lucien J. E. Bienenstock
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics; Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Johnny Guzman
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

Matthew T. Harrison
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

Seny F. Kamara
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Caroline J. Klivans
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

Rodrigo Fonseca
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Ed Osborn
Associate Professor of Music; Associate Professor of Visual Art

Marc A. Perlman
Associate Professor of Music

Sohini Ramachandran
Associate Professor of Biology; Associate Professor of Computer Science

Sherief Reda
Associate Professor of Engineering; Associate Professor of Computer Science

Christopher Joshua Tucker
Associate Professor of Music

Hui Wang
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

Associate Professor Research

Thomas W. Doeppner
Associate Professor of Computer Science (Research)

Assistant Professor

Sona Akopian
Prager Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Stephen Bach
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Theophilus A. Benson
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Jerome B. Darbon
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Carsten Eickhoff
Assistant Professor of Medical Science; Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Guosheng Fu
Prager Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Jeff Huang
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Vasileios Kemerlis
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

George D. Konidaris
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Anastasios Matzavinos
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Debankur Mukherjee
Prager Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Eric T. Nathan
David S. Josephson Assistant Professor of Music

Ellie Pavlick
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Samuel Punshon-Smith
Prager Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Daniel C. Ritchie
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Yeonjong Shin
Prager Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Stefanie A. Tellex
Joukowsky Family Assistant Professor of Computer Science

James H. Tompkin
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Paul A. Valiant
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Lu Wang
David S. Josephson Assistant Professor of Music

Assistant Professor Research

Zhen Li
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics (Research)

Tim Nelson
Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Research)

Maziar Raissi
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics (Research)

Alireza Zarif Khalili Yazdani
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics (Research)

Assistant Professor of the Practice

Arlene M. Cole
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Music

Ian Gonsher
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Engineering and Computer Science

Visiting Assistant Professor

Erik DeLuca
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Benjamin S. Kunsberg
Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

William Thompson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Daniele Venturi
Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Kristina M. Warren
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Senior Lecturer

Louis Frederick Jodry
Senior Lecturer in Music

Matthew Richards McGarrell
Senior Lecturer in Music

Barbara J. Meier
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Mark F. Steinbach
Senior Lecturer in Music

Lecturer

James R. Moses
Lecturer in Music

Mark Seto
Lecturer in Music

Adjunct Professor

Michael J. Black
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

Thomas L. Dean
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

Donald L. Stanford
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

Adjunct Professor of the Practice

Alan M. Usas
Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

Adjunct Associate Professor

Tim Klas Kraska
Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science

Joseph J. Laviola
Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science

Adjunct Associate Professor Research

Carsten Binnig
Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science (Research)

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Gelonia L. Dent
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

John H. Jannotti
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Matteo Riondato
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Adjunct Assistant Professor Research

Bruce D. Campbell
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Research)

Adjunct Lecturer

Roger B. Blumberg
Adjunct Lecturer in Computer Science

Visiting Lecturer

Shawn Jaeger
Visiting Lecturer in Music

Visiting Scholar

Somayeh Ahmadi
Visiting Scholar in Applied Mathematics

Shawn Greenlee
Visiting Scholar in Music

Yosuke Hasegawa
Visiting Scholar in Applied Mathematics

Zhong Mingying
Visiting Scholar in Applied Mathematics

Jinlian Ren
Visiting Scholar in Applied Mathematics

Catherine A. Roberts
Visiting Scholar in Applied Mathematics

Yanhui Su
Visiting Scholar in Applied Mathematics

Masahiro Suzuki
Visiting Scholar in Applied Mathematics

Visiting Scientist

Antonios Liakopoulos
Visiting Scientist in Applied Mathematics

Elizabeth J. Makrides
Visiting Scientist in Applied Mathematics

Mark E. Nadel
Visiting Scientist in Computer Science

Kyongmin Yeo
Visiting Scientist in Applied Mathematics

Senior Research Associate

Lok Sang Lawson Wong
Senior Research Associate in Computer Science

Research Associate

Thomas A. Sgouros
Research Associate in Computer Science

Teaching Associate

Kathleen A. Boyd
Teaching Associate in Music

Hyunjung Choi
Teaching Associate in Music

Rosalind Y. Chua
Teaching Associate in Music

Gayane Darakyan
Teaching Associate in Music

Lois Finkel
Teaching Associate in Music

Mychal Gendron
Teaching Associate in Music

Bradford L. Gleim
Teaching Associate in Music

I. M. Harjito
Teaching Associate in Music

Daniel Harp
Teaching Associate in Music

Karen Heninger
Teaching Associate in Music

Linda Jiorle-Nagy
Teaching Associate in Music

Nancy E. Kidd
Teaching Associate in Music

Paul Kolesnikow
Teaching Associate in Music

Debra S. Mann-Morton
Teaching Associate in Music

Paul Mason
Teaching Associate in Music

Martin K. Obeng
Teaching Associate in Music

Kevin M. Plouffe
Teaching Associate in Music

Nancy E. Rosenberg
Teaching Associate in Music

David H. Rubinstein
Teaching Associate in Music

Ronald Sanfilippo
Teaching Associate in Music

Consuelo Sherba
Teaching Associate in Music

Katherine A. Winterstein
Teaching Associate in Music

Susan S. Wood
Teaching Associate in Music

Deborah Selig
Teaching Associate in Music

David Amato Zinno
Teaching Associate in Music