Data Science

Field Description

The minor field of data science prepares students to work on data-intensive applications. Many employers actively seek applicants with data science skills and minoring in data science will widen a student’s set of career paths substantially.

Students take courses in four areas: computation, statistical modeling and inference, optimization, and ethical, legal, and policy issues. The DGS will maintain a list of courses in each of these areas. The courses that a student uses towards the minor must be in at least two of the four areas, and no more than two courses in any one of the areas can be used towards the minor.

A Ph.D. student minors in the field of data science by adding a faculty member in the field as a minor member of the student’s committee.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrated ability to extract meaningful information from complex data sets and quantify uncertainty about that information.
  2. Demonstrated ability to apply data science techniques, e.g., statistical analysis and computation, to the student’s major.
  3. Awareness of ethical, legal, and policy issues pertaining to Data Science.

Contact Information

Website: https://stat.cornell.edu/academics/phd-minor-data-science
Email: par246@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-8066
301 Malott Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Data Science

  • data science

Faculty

Jayadev Acharya

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Yoav Artzi

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science
  • Research Interests: Natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision, robotics

Kavita Bala

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Siddhartha Banerjee

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Sumanta Basu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Serge Belongie

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science
  • Research Interests: Computer vision, machine learning, crowdsourcing, human-in-the-loop computing

Austin Reilley Benson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science
  • Research Interests: Developing numerical, computational, and algorithmic frameworks for analyzing complex data; understanding how the world is connected and how people make decisions

David S. Bindel

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Eilyan Bitar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

James G. Booth

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Florentina Bunea

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Yudong Chen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Cristobal Cheyre Forestier

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Jim Dai

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Anil Damle

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science
  • Research Interests: Numerical linear algebra, computational quantum chemistry, computational statistics, fast algorithm

Damek Shea Davis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Thomas J Diciccio

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

David Alan Easley

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Peter Frazier

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Ziv Goldfeld

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Joe Guinness

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Bharath Hariharan

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science
  • Research Interests: Statistics and Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Shane G. Henderson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Giles J. Hooker

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Thorsten Joachims

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Nathan Kallus

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Kengo Kato

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Nicholas Maximillian Kiefer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

René Kizilcec

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Vikram Krishnamurthy

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Karen Levy

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Stephen Robert Marschner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

David Matteson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

David Mimno

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Francesca Molinari

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Yang Ning

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Helen Nissenbaum

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

James Renegar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

David Ruppert

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Jeff Rzeszotarski

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Mert Sabuncu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Katya Scheinberg

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

David B Shmoys

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Keith N. Snavely

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science
  • Research Interests: Computer graphics and vision, recovering 3D structure from large community photo collections

Karthik Sridharan

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Joerg Stoye

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Lang Tong

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Huseyin Topaloglu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Madeleine Richards Udell

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Aaron B. Wagner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Marten Wegkamp

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Kilian Quirin Weinberger

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science
  • Research Interests: Autonomous driving, deep learning, learning with marginalized corruption, resource efficient machine learning, Bayesian optimization, metric learning, ranking, multitask learning, machine learning, manifold learning

Martin Timothy Wells

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

David Paul Williamson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Christina Lee Yu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science

Ramin Zabih

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Data Science: data science
  • Research Interests: Computer vision and its applications, medical imaging, motion and stereo