The DataScience@SMU Blog

Faculty Spotlight: Ginger Holt

Ginger Holt, who previously taught Quantifying the World in the online master's in data science program, answers a few questions about her focus on practical applications of data science in the real world, including her current role with Facebook’s data science team.

Faculty Spotlight: David Lary

David Lary, who teaches Machine Learning in the online Master of Science in Data Science program at SMU, answers a few questions about his passion for data-driven service, his extensive background spanning decades, and the benefits as well as advancements in machine learning.

Faculty Spotlight: Ira Greenberg

DataScience@SMU faculty member, Professor Ira Greenberg, is currently showing his most recent work, “Embodied Algorithm: [Re]embracing the Analog,” at the SMU Hamon Library Hawn Gallery. A combination computer science expert and traditional artist, Greenberg is conversant in coding and Cézanne, algorithms and abstractions. For this DataScience@SMU Faculty Spotlight, Greenberg chats about coding, art, his new exhibit, and why visualization is a skill that every data scientist needs in his or her toolkit.

DataScience@SMU Student Spotlight: Sam Coyne

Q&A with Sam Coyne, DataScience@SMU student. Sam discusses his key to success in an online program and maintaining a personal life balance that includes a passion for live music, working as an analytics specialist, and schoolwork as he progresses through the Master of Science in Data Science program at SMU.

DataScience@SMU Student Spotlight: Danny Murphy

Q&A with Danny Murphy, DataScience@SMU student. After traveling the globe in search of the best whitewater rafting the world has to offer and teaching English, Murphy shifted gears as a data analyst. Danny provides insight into why DataScience@SMU was the right fit for him. 

Class of 2016 - DataScience@SMU Graduates the Inaugural Class

On Saturday, December 17, 2016, degree candidates, faculty, and staff assembled in the Moody Coliseum for the all-University Commencement Convocation. The ceremony brought together disciplines from SMU’s seven degree-granting schools. Among them were fourteen graduates of the inaugural Master of Science in Data Science class.