The term ‘Data Science’ was first coined by Google, and like Google, Data Science has taken off! Corporations are overwhelmed by a firehose of data that they don't have the capability to sort, manage or interpret. They are faced with a critical shortage of Data Scientists who can synthesize huge amounts of information from multiple sources, derive new insights, convert data into actionable information, and articulate their findings.

With its long history of research in data management, statistics, and business analytics, WPI is one of a handful of universities ready to prepare graduates for the challenges of this rapidly expanding field. The program brings together a trifecta faculty mentors from computer science, mathematics, and business. Combined with our community of student scholars from all over the world, we have a team of visionary leaders and researchers prepared to contribute important insights that will change the way we live, how we work, and our interaction with the world around us.

Data Science in Research Magazine

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Professor Elke Rudensteiner

Professor Carolina Ruiz

Professor Rundensteiner quoted in TechTarget

Skills and Temperament Drive Success in Cloud-based Data Science

Fearlessness, curiosity, and mastery of statistics are keys to data science success, says Elke Rundensteiner, director of WPI’s Data Science program.

STEM Degree Program

WPI’s Data Science program is a 
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-designated degree program. Its Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code is 30.0801, indicating it has a Mathematics and Computer Science focus.

Data Science is now hiring!

Looking for faculty colleagues who engage deeply in both teaching and research within a curriculum that embraces student projects and independent learning?

We have two openings, one for a non-tenure track faculty position open effective immediately, and another one for a tenure-track faculty position in Data Science starting 2017/2018.  

Consider joining the faculty at WPI.  Click here to see the full list of positions in Data Science and apply.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2016 with applications continuing to be considered after that date until the positions are filled.

To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Facts & Figures

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 Worcester on list of "America's Most Livable Cities"

Forbes (2010)
#10

Best Career Placement

The Princeton Review (2016)
#11

Mid-Career Salary earning potential of Master's students

PayScale.com (2016)
Top 100

Best Colleges 

U.S. News & World Report (2016)

The U.S. government has recognized the importance of STEM education by offering certain privileges to STEM degree recipients who are foreign nationals, including a 24-month extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT).  Nearly all of WPI’s graduate programs are eligible for this extension, including data science, information technology, and operations analytics and management. Learn more about the STEM OPT Hub.

Technological advances in devices, software, networking, and other technologies have given rise to digital data rich in variety, volume, velocity, and complexity.
Elke Rundensteiner
Professor, Computer Science
Director of the Data Science Graduate Programs