Data Science News, Breakthroughs & University Stories

Data science is becoming more and more critical to how industries solve problems and discover new opportunities. Follow our blog to get the latest data science news, learn about exciting breakthroughs, discover how data science affects different industries and learn about how the future of data science is being shaped by our university.

Hu’s research aims to democratize and accelerate small businesses’ digital transformation

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022

What Does a Data Scientist Do?

The responsibilities of Data scientists extend beyond data analysis into managing big data at scale. Read more to learn what a Data scientist does.

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

New hashing method slashes cost of implementing differential privacy

Senior data scientist and engineer leading industry transformation

Is a Master's in Data Science Worth It? Monday, Oct. 25, 2021

Interested in pursuing a master's in data science, but not sure if it's worth it? Discover Rice's 4 situations where a master's in data science is worthwhile.

Data science vs computer science icons

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.

How to Become a Data Scientist - Education, Qualifications, Career Paths

How to Become a Data Scientist Friday, Sep. 24, 2021

The demand for Data scientists continues to grow. Learn how to become a Data scientist and what education is needed to help realize your goals.

What is Data Science?  The Business Advantage of Big Data

What is Data Science? Monday, Sep. 13, 2021

What is Data Science? Learn about one of the fastest-growing career paths of the 21st century.

Online Master of Data Science - Students Getting Real-World, Practical Experience and Building Data Science Portfolios

Building a Career in Data Science Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021

Learn about fast growing careers in data science, opportunities for career advancement, and the importance of data scientists within business and society.

Rice Data Science Image with Houston Skyline

Rice launches Master of Data Science degree program Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

Classes begin this fall for both online and in-person degree options

CS chair Luay Nakhleh named new dean of School of Engineering

CS chair Luay Nakhleh named new dean of School of Engineering Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

Nakhleh will begin his new role on January 1, 2021

Rice CS computational biologists developing methods to further understand cells at the molecular level

Understanding how life works through computation Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

Rice CS computational biologists developing methods to further understand cells at the molecular level

Wallach shares security expertise in build up to 2020 election

Wallach shares security expertise in 2020 election coverage Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

Wallach’s work on election security has recently been covered in Wired Magazine, CNET, USA Today, CNBC and more.

Treangen Lab part of multi-institutional team awarded $11 million to study multi-drug resistant infections

Treangen and multi-institutional team awarded $11M to study multi-drug resistant infections Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

Researchers seek to explain the microbial, clinical, and antimicrobial resistance factors of three major pathogens


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