Data Science News

Women in Data Science Conference 2017
As the regional host of the worldwide Women in Data Science Conference, Mount Holyoke declares liberal arts the perfect entry into this exploding field.
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Starting in fall 2016, the College will offer a program that will prepare students to develop and apply technical skills to real-world problems.
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Mount Holyoke College received a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to diversify faculty and promote collaboration among departments.
Valerie Barr, Chair of Computer Science; Jean E. Sammet Professor of Computer Science
“I love the 'aha!' moment and when I can get students as excited as I am about all the cool stuff you can do with computing.”
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Building on an existing faculty initiative, Mount Holyoke is partnering with MassMutual to train women in the emerging field of data science.
Mount Holyoke’s data science initiatives are part of a larger trend by liberal arts colleges toward interdisciplinary connections to computer science.
Cathy O’Neil, author of New York Times bestseller “Weapons of Math Destruction,” spoke at Mount Holyoke on April 8.
Algorithms are hardly as objective as people think, says Cathy O’Neil, author of “Weapons of Math Destruction,” in a talk and discussion at Mount Holyoke.