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Data engineers build the architecture and infrastructure that enables data scientists to draw inferences. Learn about differences in skills, jobs & education.

Whether a coding bootcamp is worth it or not will depend on your personal goals. Learn how coding bootcamps differ from certificate and MCS programs.

A master’s degree in computer science develops broad knowledge, including machine learning and AI, to maximize your career potential and versatility.

Programming is writing code in a computer language. Learn how computer science is far broader than coding, involving more advanced technical concepts & skills.

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How to Choose the Best Computer Science Master’s Program for You Monday, Oct. 18, 2021

Your master’s education will affect your career outcomes. Learn how to evaluate the best computer science program for you: online or in person, curriculum, ROI, and more.


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Data Science vs Computer Science: What’s the Difference? Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

While the fields overlap, computer science and data science often appeal to different skill sets and provide distinct career paths. Learn more about the differences between computer science vs data science.


Is a Master's in Computer Science Worth It - 5 Situations

Is a Master's in Computer Science Worth It? Monday, Sep. 27, 2021

See the 5 situations where a master’s degree in computer science is worth it. Learn how a master’s education can increase your salary and career potential.


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Rice launches Quantum Initiative Monday, Sep. 20, 2021

Rice is adding top-notch quantum scientists and engineers with complementary expertise to strengthen the university’s quantum information science and technology research community


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Computer Science vs Software Engineering: What’s the Difference? Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021

Debating Software Engineering vs. Computer Science? Though related, Software Engineering is a subset of Computer Science, the holistic study of all aspects of computers. Read more now.


Computer Scientist with expertise in Computer Engineering to innovate the Internet of Things

Computer Science vs Computer Engineering: What’s the Difference? Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021

While Computer Science is the holistic study of all aspects of computers, Computer Engineering is one path within Computer Science focused on designing and building computer hardware. Read more now.


Shrivastava’s AI startup receives $6M in seed funding

Shrivastava’s AI startup receives $6M in seed funding Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

ThirdAI seeks to democratize AI through software innovation


Six new faculty members join Rice Computer Science

Six new faculty members join Rice Computer Science Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2021

New hires include experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational biology, and ethics in computing


Vardi honored with esteemed 2020 Allen Newell Award

Vardi honored with esteemed 2020 Allen Newell Award Wednesday, May. 26, 2021

Allen Newell Award recognizes far-reaching work in theoretical computer science 


Eric Schumacker MCS@Rice Student

Branching out with MCS@Rice Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021

Online student Eric Schumacker expands his CS knowledge, feeding essential medical workers and doing battle on the front lines of cybersecurity


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