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Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering

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Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Data Science Program

Major, Minor, and CMSE Minor

  • Office: 428 Shaw Ln., Room 1501B;
  • Phone: (517) 884-8947
  • Interim Chairperson: Ed Brown

Potential Career Opportunities:

  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Computer Vision Engineer
  • Research Scientist
  • Data Driven Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Python Developer
  • Data Statistician

Typical Tasks

  • Drive scientific discovery through analysis of data
  • Develop machine learning and AI solutions for real world problems
  • Communicate ideas through visualization of data
  • Interpret data for commercial, non-profit, consumer, and/or government stakeholders

Example Data Science Problems:

  1. In your job at NASA, you have been given the task of identifying a short list of solar systems with a high probability of habitable planets from a repository of millions of archived satellite images.
  2. While working for the City of Chicago, you have been tasked with creating a computational model to predict homeless shelter needs to ensure emergency shelter capacity throughout the winter
  3. Develop a model to predict the number and optimal locations for electric car charging stations in the state of Michigan

Resources for further exploration: