Unlocking big data's possibilities
August 09, 2022
August 09, 2022
“I’m a curious person,” Soda said. “Data science gives me the room to explore different subjects.”
Data science is valuable in many professional disciplines, including economics, business, natural and applied sciences, and the humanities, where data extraction and analysis can be used to study language patterns in literature or even changes in human behavior over time.
This flexibility is exactly what Soda envisioned when he helped develop Quinnipiac’s BS in Data Science program. A big part of the program’s foundation is how algorithms are used. For example, grocery store chains and online retailers such as Amazon examine our buying patterns to help predict future purchases. Likewise, Netflix and other streaming services suggest new TV shows based on our viewing history.
“These outcomes are made possible by algorithms developed by data scientists,” he said. “Industries are becoming increasingly aware of the power they have in data.”
As established industries grow and new ones emerge because of data, Soda believes that wherever his College of Arts and Sciences students land, they’ll be able to apply the critical thinking skills they learned at Quinnipiac.
“Our program prepares students for success not just today but five years from now,” Soda said.
We know success doesn’t just happen. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to help unleash the ambition found in every member of Bobcat Nation.
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