Data Science News, Breakthroughs & University Stories
Data science is becoming more and more critical to how industries solve problems and discover new opportunities. Follow our blog to get the latest data science news, learn about exciting breakthroughs, discover how data science affects different industries and learn about how the future of data science is being shaped by our university.
See how Rice MDS Online grad students are exercising applied data science/ML skills and building strong portfolios in the hands-on Capstone course.
Rice MDS alumna recommends balancing data science skills with industry domain knowledge.
Rice OMCS student utilizes both data science and computer science skills as a tax technology consultant
As data becomes increasingly valuable, new applications of data science are emerging across different industries. See how and where data science is used.
How to Prepare for a Technical Interview Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2023
Technical interviews are used to assess a candidate's applied skillset. Read Rice U’s guide to technical interview prep & software engineer interview questions.
What is Big Data? Thursday, Jun. 1, 2023
Extracting insights from data increasingly requires data scientists to process and analyze big data. Learn what big data is & how it relates to data science.
What is Data Visualization for Data Science? Thursday, Jun. 1, 2023
Data scientists & analysts use Data Visualization to communicate important findings with others. Learn more about these tools and how they differ by role.
Data Science vs. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: What’s the Difference? Thursday, Apr. 13, 2023
Though data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are all connected, there are key differences. Learn more about the distinctions from Rice.
Choosing Between an Online vs. In-Person Master of Data Science Degree Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
Looking to pursue a Master of Data Science, but not sure if an online or in-person program would be best for you? Learn more about these two options with Rice.
Data Science vs Business Analytics: What Are the Similarities & Differences? Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
Business analytics and Data science share a focus on data analysis and evidence-based decisions. Learn more about these two data-driven fields with Rice.
What is Bioinformatics? Monday, Feb. 6, 2023
Bioinformatics involves tracking, analyzing and storing biological data to help solve big health challenges. Learn about bioinformatics & data science here.
12 Best Programming Languages for Data Science and Analytics Friday, Jan. 20, 2023
Python, R, and SQL are among the most important programming languages for data science. Learn more about essential coding languages for data science with Rice.
12 Essential Skills Required for Data Scientists in 2023 Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022
Both technical and non-technical skills, like programming and curiosity, are required for a data scientist. Read our 12 essential data scientist skills here.
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.
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.
Data Science vs Data Analytics: What Are the Similarities & Differences? Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
The main differences between data science and data analytics involve the methods and tools for working with data, as well as career paths, titles & salaries.
Is a Master's in Data Science Worth It? Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Interested in pursuing a master's in data science, but not sure if it's worth it? Discover the situations where a master's in data science is worthwhile.
Data Science vs Software Engineering: What's the Difference? Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2022
While data scientists extract and analyze data sets, software engineers develop systems and applications to meet user and business needs. Learn more from Rice.
Data Science vs Statistics: What's the Difference? Tuesday, May. 24, 2022
Both data scientists & statisticians work with data, but the problem solving techniques and size of data distinguish the two fields. Learn more from Rice.
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 Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022
MCS student, specializing in data science and ML, says collaboration is key to successful projects
Rice CS’ Xia Ben Hu wins Technology Development Fund grant for e-commerce ML system Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022
Hu’s research aims to democratize and accelerate small businesses’ digital transformation
What Does a Data Scientist Do? Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022
The responsibilities of Data scientists extend beyond data analysis into managing big data at scale. Read more to learn what a Data scientist does.
Big data privacy for machine learning just got 100 times cheaper Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021
New hashing method slashes cost of implementing differential privacy