UCSB’s Data Science Initiative – A Response to Shifting Interests

This Quantcrunch Report examines how a major, top ranked university is addressing shifting student, employer and donor interest in data science and related fields. A Top Ranked University Envisions a Data Science Degree Program University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) is ranked number 34 among national universities and number 5 among public universities in US News […]

Is There a Data Scientist Shortage in 2019?

Since December 2013, data science postings have rocketed 256%—more than tripling. – Indeed Hiring Lab, January 2019. Demand for data scientists is booming and will only increase. The supply of skilled applicants, however, is growing at a slower pace. – Search Business Analytics, January 2019 Data Science has taken off like discounted Nutella in a European supermarket – Clint Chegin, Product Scientist […]

Do Data Scientists Need a Master’s in Data Science?

Google (or Bing if you please) “Master’s in Data Science” these days and you will see at least four ads for Data Science degree programs. You’ll also probably see several links to https://www.mastersindatascience.org including one sporting their ad: “How to Become a Data Scientist: Master’s Degree in Data Science” You’ll see articles ranking and discussing the merits […]