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.

Both data scientists & statisticians work with data, but the problem solving techniques and size of data distinguish the two fields. Learn more from Rice.

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.

Extracting knowledge from data requires data scientists to manage and interpret insight from big data. Learn the differences between big data and data science.

Though data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are all connected, there are key differences. Learn more about the distinctions from Rice.

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

An illustration comparing big data with basic data analytics and visualization

Data Science vs Data Analytics: What Are the Similarities & Differences? Friday, Feb. 11, 2022

The differences between data scientists and data analysts lie in how they work with data, but lead to varying career paths, job titles, and salaries.

Two Data scientists collaborating on a machine learning model

12 Key Skills Required to Become a Data Scientist Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022

Both technical and non-technical skills, like programming and curiosity, are required to be a data scientist. Read our 12 essential data science skills now.

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

Rice CS’ Xia Ben Hu wins Technology Development Fund grant for open source e-commerce machine learning system

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 Data Scientists Do

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.

Data science vs Data engineering

Data Science vs Data Engineering: What's the Difference? Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022

Data engineers build the architecture and infrastructure that enables data scientists to draw inferences. Learn about differences in skills, jobs & education.

Rice University computer scientist Ashumali Shrivastava and graduate student Ben Coleman

Big data privacy for machine learning just got 100 times cheaper Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021

New hashing method slashes cost of implementing differential privacy

Senior data scientist and engineer leading industry transformation

Is a Master's in Data Science Worth It? Monday, Oct. 25, 2021

Interested in pursuing a master's in data science, but not sure if it's worth it? Discover Rice's 4 situations where a master's in data science is worthwhile.

Data science vs computer science icons

Data Science vs Computer Science: What’s the Difference? Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

While the fields overlap, computer science and data science often appeal to different skill sets and provide distinct career paths. Learn more about the differences between computer science vs data science.


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