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.
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.
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.
Bioinformatics involves tracking, analyzing and storing biological data to help solve big health challenges. Learn about bioinformatics & data science here.
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.
Big Data vs Data Science: What's the Difference? Friday, Mar. 18, 2022
Extracting knowledge from data requires data scientists to manage and interpret insight from big data. Learn the differences between big data and data science.
Data Science vs. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: What’s the Difference? Friday, Feb. 18, 2022
Though data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are all connected, there are key differences. Learn more about the distinctions 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
How to Become a Data Scientist Friday, Sep. 24, 2021
The demand for Data scientists continues to grow. Learn how to become a Data scientist and what education is needed to help realize your goals.
What is Data Science? Monday, Sep. 13, 2021
What is Data Science? Learn about one of the fastest-growing career paths of the 21st century.
Rice launches Master of Data Science degree program Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021
Classes begin this fall for both online and in-person degree options
CS chair Luay Nakhleh named new dean of School of Engineering Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
Nakhleh will begin his new role on January 1, 2021
Understanding how life works through computation Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020
Rice CS computational biologists developing methods to further understand cells at the molecular level
Wallach shares security expertise in 2020 election coverage Monday, Nov. 2, 2020
Wallach’s work on election security has recently been covered in Wired Magazine, CNET, USA Today, CNBC and more.