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The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) offers an online master’s degree in data science to working professionals who are seeking to expand their expertise in the rapidly developing field of data science. The Master of Data Science Online (MDS) program combines concepts from statistics, computer science, and applications where data is at the forefront. With the worldwide big data explosion, demand for data scientists is growing in nearly every sector of the economy. The MDS program leverages our world-renowned Halicioǧlu Data Science Institute and Computer Science and Engineering Department to ensure program graduates are robustly equipped for success in performing data-driven tasks; including the ability to: (1) collect raw data from various sources and convert this raw data into a curated form amenable to algorithmic analysis; (2) understand machine learning algorithms and how to run them on large data sets; and (3) interpret the results of these algorithms to answer questions about the data.

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Halicioglu Data Science Institute

Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute

Founded in 2018 as a fully independent academic unit, the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) is the epicenter of data science at UC San Diego. HDSI exists to establish and reinforce the scientific foundations of data science; develop new methods and infrastructure; and train students, faculty and industry partners to use data to solve the world’s most pressing problems. More info: datascience.ucsd.edu


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Computer Science & Engineering Department
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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) embodies UC San Diego’s tradition of excellence as a world-class leader in computer science and engineering education and research. CSE is in a period of exciting growth and opportunity. Regularly ranked in the top 10 for public universities nationwide, the department is dedicated to research, education and overall excellence. More info: cse.ucsd.edu


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Digital Learning advances teaching and learning excellence and increases access to education using digital technologies. The Digital Learning team contributes to student success by collaborating with faculty, teaching & instructional assistants and academic administrators to strengthen the quality and breadth of UC San Diego's educational offerings, and by providing a variety of academic services, including online teaching workshops, consultations and instructional technology support. More info: digitallearning.ucsd.edu


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Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute 
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0555
La Jolla, CA 92093

Email: OMDS@ucsd.edu