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Influenced by Rice faculty mentors, Rice MDS alumna recommends balancing data science skills with industry domain knowledge.

Houston-based Rice MCS Online graduate student uses both data science and computer science skills as a tax, technology & transformation consultant

See how Rice MDS Online grad students are exercising applied data science/ML skills and building strong portfolios in the hands-on Capstone course.

Technical interviews are used to assess a candidate's applied skillset. Read Rice U’s guide to technical interview prep & software engineer interview questions.

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Computer Science vs Information Technology: What’s the Difference? Tuesday, May. 23, 2023

While connected, computer science & information technology differ in key areas. Learn about the education paths, skills, and career outcomes of each with Rice.

Is a Master's in Computer Science Worth It - 5 Situations

Is a Master's in Computer Science Worth It? Friday, Apr. 14, 2023

There are 5 major benefits of earning a Master of Computer Science degree. This article can help you determine whether a master’s program is right for you.

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Computer Science vs Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning: What’s the Difference? Thursday, Apr. 13, 2023

AI is a sub-discipline of computer science, and machine learning is a sub-discipline of AI. Learn more from Rice's Master of Computer Science leaders.

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Data Science vs Computer Science: What’s the Difference? Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022

While there are similarities between data science vs computer science, distinct skill sets and career paths differentiate these two fields. Learn more with Rice.

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Computer Science vs Programming: What’s the Difference? Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022

Programming is writing code in a computer language. Computer science is far broader, involving more advanced technical concepts & skills. Learn more with Rice.

Data science vs Data engineering

Data Scientists vs Data Engineers: What's the Difference? Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022

Data engineers build the infrastructure that enables Data scientists to analyze data at scale and draw inferences. Learn about each role’s skills, jobs & education.

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Computer Science vs Software Engineering: What’s the Difference? Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

Debating Software Engineering vs. Computer Science? Though related, Software Engineering is a subset of Computer Science, the holistic study of computers. Read more now.

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Computer Science vs Cybersecurity: What's the Difference? Friday, Nov. 11, 2022

Cybersecurity professionals work to protect & secure sensitive data from online attacks. Learn more about information security and its connection to computer science.

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How to Choose the Best Master’s in Computer Science Program Monday, Oct. 31, 2022

Before you select a master's program in computer science, make sure to evaluate the key differences among programs, like curriculum, ROI and flexibility.

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Computer Science vs Computer Engineering: What’s the Difference? Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022

While computer engineering and computer science often overlap, there are many differences. Learn more from Rice.

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What is a Big Data Engineer? Monday, Oct. 24, 2022

Big data engineers are responsible for secure data collection, modeling & integration strategies. Learn about data engineering pathways and careers from Rice.

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How to Become an AI & ML Engineer: Roles, Responsibilities & Salaries Friday, Oct. 21, 2022

AI & ML engineers are in high demand due to their skills and experience. Learn what these engineers do and how to launch your career in AI or ML.

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The Difference Between an MCS, MSCS and PhD in Computer Science Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2022

While all teach computer science concepts, MCS, MSCS & PhD degrees have key differences. Learn about CS programs & which degree can help advance your career.

Jermaine, Mukherjee and team achieve program synthesis breakthrough by combining neural machine learning and symbolic methods to write programs without semantic errors

ML models teach computer programs to write other computer programs Friday, Feb. 11, 2022

Jermaine, Mukherjee and team combine neural machine learning and symbolic methods to write programs without semantic errors

Bingbing Huang (MCS '22): Learn to Articulate Ideas

Bingbing Huang (MCS '22): Learn to Articulate Ideas Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

MCS student, specializing in data science and ML, says collaboration is key to successful projects

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Is a Coding Bootcamp Worth It? Consider Your Next 20 Years Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

Whether a coding bootcamp is worth it or not will depend on your personal goals. Learn how coding bootcamps differ from certificate and MCS programs.

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Rice launches Quantum Initiative Monday, Sep. 20, 2021

Rice is adding top-notch quantum scientists and engineers with complementary expertise to strengthen the university’s quantum information science and technology research community

Shrivastava’s AI startup receives $6M in seed funding

Shrivastava’s AI startup receives $6M in seed funding Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

ThirdAI seeks to democratize AI through software innovation

Six new faculty members join Rice Computer Science

Six new faculty members join Rice Computer Science Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2021

New hires include experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational biology, and ethics in computing

Vardi honored with esteemed 2020 Allen Newell Award

Vardi honored with esteemed 2020 Allen Newell Award Wednesday, May. 26, 2021

Allen Newell Award recognizes far-reaching work in theoretical computer science 


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