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  • It’s Almost Time to Apply!

    December 4, 2019

    Believe it or not – 2020 is almost here! This means that the January 6th deadline to apply to the M.S. in Data Science program is just around the corner. Many of you will spend the next month working on your applications. Because we know that writing admissions essays is not the most exciting way…

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  • Student Profile: Andréia Sodré Nichols    

    November 21, 2019

    Name: Andréia Sodré Nichols            Job Title: Data Scientist Company: Microsoft Tell us a bit about yourself. I currently work as a Data Scientist at Microsoft. I’m originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I moved to the U.S. four years ago. I have bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Administration, focusing on behavior and decision making. I…

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  • Advice for Reapplicants

    October 18, 2019

    Admission to the MSDS program is very competitive. The fact of the matter is that we simply cannot admit all of the qualified applicants we receive in a given year. Many applicants who are not successful wonder if they can reapply to the MSDS program during the next application cycle. The short answer is yes!…

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  • Summer Internship Profile: Prakhar Agarwal

    September 30, 2019

    Name: Prakhar Agarwal Position: Machine Learning Intern Company: Apple Inc. Location: Cupertino, CA. Congratulations on your summer internship! Tell us about the position. I worked on Knowledge Extraction for the Maps team at Apple. My internship involved natural language processing, feature extraction and building a context-aware human intent inference. I was involved in the entire pipeline,…

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  • MSDS Admissions Insights: 2019-2020 Application Essays

    September 23, 2019

    Happy first day of fall! The MSDS program recently launched our 2019-2020 application, and we revised our essay prompts for this year. Because we recognize that writing application essays is one of the most challenging aspects of applying to any graduate program, we want to provide you with some direct insights into what we are…

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