College of Science
Data science is an emerging discipline that combines mathematics, computing, and statistics to develop and apply methodologies required for data-driven industries. High demand for data scientists exists in technology, government, and banking. Students graduate prepared to obtain positions in industry using data for decision-making to improve production, reduce costs, and optimize operations.
All data science Ph.D. candidates offered a teaching assistant or research assistant position, if needed
Emphasis on moving from theory to practice in data science for working in interdisciplinary settings involving data-intensive analysis.
Current collaborative research projects applied to finances and Hispanic health disparities in the West Texas Borderplex.
After four years teaching high school math, Clarissa Reyes was ready for a career outside the classroom. She returned to UTEP for a master's degree in statistics and was introduced to the Ph.D. in Data Science. The coursework has exposed Clarissa to data scientist careers in research and business. She looks forward to conducting research in clustering techniques and dimension reduction and hopes to work in a national lab after graduation.
Data science experts are needed in virtually every job sector, including tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. Other corporations include banking and financial institutions, healthcare, and consulting.