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School of Data Science Affiliate Faculty Members Receive 2021 National Science Foundation I-Corps Grant

Utilizing data analytics to uncover solutions to enterprise problems
   January 12, 2021

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...

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Virtual “Cheers!” To the School of Data Science Class of 2020

Faculty, staff, students and alumni share their pride and congratulate the School's graduates.
   January 11, 2021

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 of Data Science...

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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 of Science in Data Science degree, much of...

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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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AI Ethics In The Data Science Classroom

SDS faculty understand the harm data science can cause and are teaching students to do the same
   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. 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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Unbiased ≠ Fair: For Data Science, It Can’t Be Just About Math

By: Doug Hague, Executive Director, UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science
   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 various industries...

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UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

National Recognition of Programs That Are Making a Difference for All Underrepresented Groups in STE
   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...

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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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