How it works:
The sponsor specifies a challenging business problem and provides data for the students to analyze. A team of three or four Data Science graduate students works under the terms of a mutually beneficial agreement between the corporate sponsor and WPI. Students are expert in a variety of technical and professional skills. Each team is adept in computing, machine learning, statistics, big data management, deep learning, and visualization, and with using industry-standard analytical software tools. They also receive instruction in teamwork, project management, and communication. The Graduate Qualifying Projects contribute to cutting-edge data science STEM programs provided by the industry sponsors through innovative project-based education that bridges the gap between educational training and industry.