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The need for skilled data science practitioners is rapidly soaring. From e-commerce to banking and finance, from manufacturing and energy to health care and transportation, from national security to space exploration, there is no industry today that does not use data. Data science has become the new fuel for industries, academia and governments. Beginning with the fall 2020 semester the Computer Science and Mathematics Departments will begin offering a joint BS degree in Data Science.

This program is designed to prepare our students with the necessary knowledge, methodologies and state of the art skills to tackle real-world data analysis problems. The program covers concepts such as probability, statistics, regression, databases, data visualization, big data and machine learning. The 124-hour program requires a minimum of 39 hours of Computer Science and 27-28 hours in Mathematics. For more information, talk to our Data Science Advisors.

Krishna Kadiyala received her Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas, with a research focus on Software Defined Networks(SDN). Prior to attending UTD, she worked as a Network Engineer and a Senior Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs in Middleton, New Jersey.  Dr. Kadiyala's research interests are in Computer Networks, SDN, Edge & Cloud Computing, Smart cities, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Aside from work, she enjoys spending time with her kids, reading, cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and old-time Indian music.

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Krishna Kadiyala